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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.

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Mar 20, 2020

Allen W. Cowley, Jr., Ph.D.
The TMJ Association Scientific Advisory Council Chairman
Harry & Gertrude Hack Term Professorship in Physiology
Professor, Physiology Director of the Cardiovascular
Center
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Kyriacos A. Athanasiou, Ph.D., P.E.
Distinguished Professor
Director, DELTAi
University of California, Irvine
Samueli School of Engineering, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Irvine, CA

Allan Basbaum, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

David B. Burr, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor and Chairman of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Christine B. Chung, M.D.
Associate Professor in Residence
Department of Radiology
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA 

Daniel J. Clauw, M.D.
Professor, Pain Management Anesthesiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Ronald Dubner, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Martin Frank, Ph.D.
Executive Director (Retired)
American Physiological Society
Bethesda, MD

Howard J. Jacob, Ph.D.
Vice President and Head of Genomic Research
AbbVie
Northern Chicago, IL

Jon D. Levine, M.D., Ph.D.
Faculty, Neuroscience Graduate Program
University of California
San Francisco, CA

Alan R. Light, Ph.D.
Professor of Anesthesiolgy, Neurbiology and Anatomy
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Richard B. Lipton, M.D.
Edwin S. Lowe Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology,
Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine and Redlich Professor
of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine,
Neurosciences and Neurology
Stanford University
Redwood City, CA

William Maixner, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professor of  Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology / Center for Translational Pain Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Emeran A. Mayer, M.D.
Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Physiology and
Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Ruby H.N. Nguyen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Community Health
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Philip A. Pizzo, M.D.
David and Susan Heckerman Professor and
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Anthony Ratcliffe, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Synthasome, Inc.
San Diego, CA

Christian S. Stohler, D.M.D., Dr. Med. Dent.
Dean, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
New York, NY

Suzanne D. Vernon, Ph.D.
Scientists
Bateman Horne Center of Excellence
Salida, CO

John T. Watson, Ph.D.
Associate Director, VonLiebig Center
Professor Bioengineering
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Ursula Wesselmann, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Pain Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Denniz Zolnoun, M.D., M.P.H. 
Associate Professor, Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Director, Vulvar Clinic
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

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