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Metal Implants and Dental Amalgam: The FDA Announces Public Meeting and Paper

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a paper on metal-containing implants and a panel meeting as part of ongoing efforts to evaluate materials in medical devices to address potential safety questions.

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.

Cervical Muscle Tenderness in Temporomandibular Disorders and Its Associations with Diagnosis, Disease-Related Outcomes, and Comorbid Pain Conditions

To analyze cervical tenderness scores (CTS) in patients with various temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and in controls and to examine associations of CTS with demographic and clinical parameters.

You, Your Esophagus and TMD

The esophagus is a roughly ten-inch hollow tube that descends from your throat through the diaphragm into the stomach. Normally, it is a one-way street transporting food you swallow to the stomach for digestion. But in GERD— Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease— the flow can reverse so that stomach contents (including gastric acids) are regurgitated upwards to cause a burning sensation (heartburn), nausea, pain and other distressing symptoms.

It's Time to Be Part of the Solution

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Study on Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) is well underway. We strongly encourage everyone affected by TMD to write to the NAM committee letting them know what it is like to live with TMD and your experiences with getting care.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Jul 10, 2019

Terrie Cowley
Co-Founder and President
The TMJ Association, Ltd. Milwaukee, WI

Allen W. Cowley, Jr., Ph.D.
Scientific Advisory Board Chairman
James J. Smith & Catherine Welsh Smith Professor in Physiology
Harry & Gertrude Hack Term Professor in Physiology
Professor and Chairman, Physiology Director of the Cardiovascular
Center Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Charles M. Sturm, Jr.
Vice President & Treasurer
Charles Sturm and Associates, LLC
Milwaukee, WI

Christin L. Veasley
Co-Founder and Director of the Chronic Pain Research Alliance
North Kingstown, RI

Joan B. Wilentz, MA
Freelance Science Writer/Editor
Chevy Chase, MD

Honorary Board

Kevin D. Clark
Heartland Advisors, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Officer to the Board

Deanne M. Clare
Secretary to the Board
The TMJ Association
Milwaukee, WI

Clinical Advisor

Daniel M. Laskin, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor and Chairman Emeritus
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Charles S. Greene, D.D.S.
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Chicago, IL

Health Policy Advisor

Peter Reinecke
Principal, Reinecke Strategic Solutions, Inc.
Arlington, VA

Chronic Pain Research Alliance Initiative

Christin L. Veasley
Director
North Kingstown, RI

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