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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.

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.

Committee on Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD): From Research Discoveries to Clinical Treatment

  • Apr 3, 2019

National Academy of Medicine Public Workshop

The Committee on Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD): From Research Discoveries to Clinical Treatment is conducting a one and a half day public workshop and information gathering session on March 28-29th in Washington, DC. This workshop will include presentations from researchers and clinicians and input from patients and stakeholders. There will be an opportunity for public comments. The committee's roster and the Statement of Task can be found on the study's website.

The workshop agenda and registration links can be found here. Please note that participation will be possible both in-person and remotely via web conference. If you would like to make a public comment, either in-person or remotely, we ask that you register here. Written comments can also be provided to the committee (please email All written comments will be included in the committee's public access file. 

Please contact the study staff with any questions: or 202-334-3986.
When: March 28, 8:30 AM-6:00 PM ET; March 29, 8:30 AM-12:00 PM ET
Location: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC 22301
Participation: In-person and remote (via Zoom)


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wolbachc - Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Fabulous webinar.

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