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National Academy of Medicine Study on Temporomandibular Disorders

The first meeting of the National Academy of Medicine Committee on Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD): From Research Discoveries to Clinical Treatment will be held Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C.&

Attention Canadian TMJ Implant Patients

The Trial of the Class Action brought by Canadian patients who were implanted with Vitek Proplast TMJ implants, against Health Canada, alleging negligent regulation starts on April 1, 2019 in Toronto.

Long-term Changes in Biopsychosocial Characteristics Related to Temporomandibular Disorder: Findings from the OPPERA Study

The following article by Roger B. Fillingim, Gary D. Slade, Joel D. Greenspan, Ronald Dubner, William Maixner, Eric Bair, and Richard Ohrbach was published in the journal of Pain, November 2018. We are grateful to Dr. Fillingim for writing the following

National Academy of Medicine to Conduct a Study on Temporomandibular Disorders

We want you to be among the first to know that because of the advocacy efforts of The TMJ Association, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will conduct a first-ever study on Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD).

Dentists in Distress

Fear of the dentist is practically a rite of passage in youth. Growing up, I wasn't exactly afraid of the dentist; rather, any excuse to leave school early was a powerful incentive. These days, I have a more complicated relationship with dentistry: I go to get answers and try to feel better, but I always pop a prophylactic ibuprofen or two in case my jaw protests from the oral gymnastics.

Consider Including the TMJA in Your Financial Planning

  • Jul 18, 2018

We were recently contacted by Tom P. who informed us that he was including The TMJ Association (TMJA), in his financial planning. Tom wrote the following for us to share with our readers:

Dear Terrie, 

It was great to talk to you yesterday. I have used the resources of The TMJ Association for at least 20 years and it has been my main source for unbiased information and networking since I came down with TMD in 1984. You have helped me avoid more mistakes in my treatment and management of this widespread malady and I take much comfort in knowing you are vigorously seeking research that might lead to much better treatments! I am amazed that you have done so much with a very low budget. I found out recently that I can donate at this time some or all of my IRA retirement assets to your organization upon my passing and you are currently a named T.O.D. beneficiary. I think this is the best way I can help society and save estate taxes. I hope many others will consider this option to possibly maximize the good from one's estate. Keep up the great work! 

Sincerely,  

Tom P., Euless, Texas

 

Gifting to The TMJ Association   

This communication prompted us to ask you to consider including the TMJ Association in your financial planning. Below are a number of ways you can help:

Planned Gift

Consider a planned gift to The TMJ Association. Planned giving takes into careful consideration both your family's financial needs and your personal charitable goals, allowing you to leave a portion of your assets to The TMJ Association in your will, trust, beneficiary designation in your retirement accounts, insurance contract or planned gift arrangement.

Bequests
Simply name the TMJ Association as a beneficiary of a sum of money, or a percentage of your estate in your will or living trust. This revocable gift allows you the flexibility to revise your wishes over time as life circumstances change.
Sample Bequest Language 

  • Specific: I give $ _____ (number spelled out) to The TMJ Association, present address at P.O. Box 26770, Milwaukee, WI 53226-0770.
  • Fraction: I give The TMJ Association _____ % (fraction spelled out) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, after payment of all specified bequests, expenses, taxes, and debts, to The TMJ Association, present address at P.O. Box 26770, Milwaukee, WI 53226-0770.
  • Residual: I give the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, after the payment of all specified bequests, expenses, taxes, and debts to The TMJ Association, present address at P.O. Box 26770, Milwaukee, WI 53226-0770.

Life Insurance
Life insurance is a low-cost, simple way to make a significant planned gift. Do you have a life insurance policy that you no longer need now that your children out of college and on their own? Name The TMJ Association as a partial, contingent, full beneficiary or even the owner of your policy.

Retirement Assets
Designate The TMJ Association as a full or partial beneficiary of your qualified retirement plan (IRA, 401(k), 403(b)) using a beneficiary form. 

The above information is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. 

The TMJ Association by Terrie Cowley

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