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Repeated Injections of Botox into the Masseter Muscle... A Longitudinal Study

The authors of this study examined mandibular bone before and after subjects received Botox injections into each masseter muscle. These volunteers were healthy adults (22-48 years old), both male and female, who wanted injections to slim their faces.

Washington Post Article on TMD

The Washington Post recently featured an article on Temporomandibular Disorders. Below is an excerpt from that article and a link to the full story.

Partnering to Improve Chronic Pain Care

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) held three meetings this summer with the goal of developing the first public-private partnership (PPP) to develop safe and effective treatments for chronic pain, as well as new treatments for opioid addiction and overdose.

TMJ Patient RoundTable Project: Status Update

The TMJ Association is acting as the catalyst to develop the TMJ Patient RoundTable, a broad initiative to advance the interests of patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). It encompasses collaborations with all stakeholders and

Educational Brochures on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

This brochure addresses what are Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions (COPCs), how COPCs are diagnosed, the complexity of the chronic pain experience, and how to work with your health care provider to develop a treatment plan. It is available by postal ma

Bioengineers Grow Living Bone for Facial Reconstruction

  • Jan 30, 2017

The following is a press release from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and
Bioengineering (NIBIB). This research was funded in part by NIBIB and the National
Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (DE 016525), both parts of the National
Institutes of Health.

Researchers have engineered living bone tissue to repair bone loss in the jaw, a
structure that is typically difficult to restore. The team led by researchers from
Columbia University, New York, grafted customized implants into pig jaws and found
that the graft integrated into the animal's own tissue and functioned appropriately.

The work reported in the June 15, 2016 issue of Science Translational Medicine,
suggests that personalized bone grafts for facial reconstruction may be possible in the

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mkgunnin - Monday, January 30, 2017
As I have been diagnosed with bone loss in my lower left jaw, I would be greatly interested in knowing if this is available as a treatment yet. I am currently considering having all of the teeth removed from that side of my mouth and replaced with dental implants as they are loose and/or caving inward since there is no bone to support them.