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New Report on Temporomandibular Disorders: Priorities for Research and Care

Over a year and half ago, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) began the most comprehensive study ever undertaken on Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). The study assessed the current state of TMD research, education and training, the safety and efficacy of clinical treatments, and associated burden and costs.

Statement by NIDCR Acting Director on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report on Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

I am pleased to announce the release of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report, Temporomandibular Disorders: Priorities for Research and Care. As underscored by the comprehensive report, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJDs) are a diverse and still poorly understood set of complex, painful conditions affecting the jaw muscles and tissues, temporomandibular joints, and associated nerves. Clearly, there is much more to be understood, and these conditions continue to confound medical and dental health care providers and researchers.

Have you seen the film Dark Waters?

The Film. Dark Waters is about attorney Robert Billott's real-life 20 year legal battle against DuPont chemical for releasing toxic waste - perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA - into Parkersburg, West Virginia's water supply, with devastating health effects on the townspeople and livestock. PFOA, also known as C8, is a man-made chemical. It is used in the process of making Teflon and similar chemicals known as fluorotelomers.

Online TMD Diet Diary Research Project

Online TMD Diet Diary Research Project The TMJ Association received the following request from Professor Justin Durham and his research team at Newcastle University. We encourage TMJ patients to participate in this project as it is an under researched

Drug Induced Bruxism

The authors of this article state that orofacial movement disorders (bruxism) are treated typically by dental professionals and not by those specialists (neurologists) researching and treating the other movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, tremors, etc.). Again, this is more evidence of the complexity of TMD and the need for multidisciplinary research and treatment in TMD.

New NIH Funding Opportunites for TMJ Disorders

  • Dec 26, 2013

Administrative Supplements for Collaborative Science: Opportunities for Existing NIDCR Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Admin Supp)

The NIDCR announces the availability of funds for Administrative Supplements to NIDCR-funded research projects. These funds are intended to enhance ongoing research by enabling NIDCR-funded researchers to form new collaborations that were not anticipated at the time of submission, review and funding of the NIDCR parent grant. These collaborative activities must be within the scope of the approved aims of the parent award and are expected to provide novel scientific approaches to the research plan for the NIDCR grantee and collaborators. Collaborations that bring together ideas, theories, methods and approaches from disparate scientific disciplines are particularly encouraged, as are those involving individuals from groups that are currently underrepresented in the biomedical and biobehavioral sciences.

  • Posted April 11, 2012
  • Opened May 11, 2012
  • Expiration June 1, 2014


NIDCR Small Research Grants for Oral Health Data Analysis and Statistical Methodology Development (R03)

The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to support meritorious research projects that involve secondary data analyses of existing oral or craniofacial database resources, or to develop needed statistical methodology for analyzing oral and craniofacial data using existing oral or craniofacial databases. The R03 grant mechanism supports research specifically limited in time and amount for studies in categorical program areas.

  • Posted March 15, 2012
  • Opened May 16, 2012
  • Expiration September 8, 2015
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