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Who Owns YOUR TMJ Implant?

Especially during this past year, it’s been brought to our attention by a number of TMJ implant patients having their implants removed that...

Social Security Disability Benefits and Temporomandibular Disorders

Those who suffer from Temporomandibular Disorders also referred to as TMJ or TMD, may find it impossible to maintain the responsibilities...

Pain Sensitivity and Genetic Factors: Act Two of the OPPERA Study

This month we present the last set of findings from “Act Two” of the Oral Pain: Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment (OPPERA)...

Symptoms, Sociodemographics, & Psychological Profile: Act Two of the OPPERA Study

Last month we began our report on findings in OPPERA's Act Two," the second series of analyses of data from the Orofacial Pain Prospective...

Temporomandibular Disorders and Sexual Intimacy

A recent posting on the TMJA website included the following request: "I wonder if you could include something in a future newsletter about...

TMJ Patient Clinical Trials

Apr 9, 2014

Biobehavioral Pain Management in TMD Clinical Trial at Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins

Behavioral Research Medical Program in Baltimore, Maryland is conducting a clinical trial to look at how possible factors such as sleep disturbance and negative thinking about pain contribute to Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) pain. The trial is seeking women who are at least 18 years of age, and who have been diagnosed with TMD but are otherwise healthy. Participants must be willing to come to the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus for exams, questionnaires, blood and urine samples. Participants must also participate in sleep studies done at home using equipment provided by the investigators. You'll be compensated for your participation in the clinical trial. Click here to view the informed consent and privacy form. If you are interested in receiving additional information contact: Mary Redding, Research Assistant at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine at 410-550-8099 or

Sponsor: The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

TMJ Disorder and Pain Physiology Study at the University of Florida College of Dentistry

The University of Florida (UF) College of Dentistry is currently seeking participants with Temporomandibular Disorders living in the north central Florida region to participate in a study of pain and pain-related physiological responses. Participants must be between 18 and 50 years of age and willing to come to UF College of Dentistry (Gainesville, FL) for two separate visits, which will include a health assessment, clinical examination for facial pain, a series of questionnaires related to pain, physical and psychological functioning, and several sensory testing procedures. Blood will also be collected on the second visit. Compensation will be provided. If you are interested, please contact the principal investigator of the study, Dr. Christopher King, at or 352-273-5973. The study is not a clinical trial, and participants may continue some treatments during the course of their participation in the study.

Sponsor: The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

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