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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.

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Jul 10, 2019

Allen W. Cowley, Jr., Ph.D.
Scientific Advisory Council 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

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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