Temporomandibular Disorder – TMD Curriculum

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The Correlation Between OSA and TMD Course

1 CE Credit

Instructor: John Tucker, DMD

Duration: 1:06:55

Course Objectives

  • Review literature regarding condyle displacement and how it evolves the treatment of OSA patients.
  • Learn the Gold Standard for imaging to diagnose TMD.
  • Understand the critical importance of administering a TMJ Evaluation on all your patients, not just sleep patients.
  • Review the protocols and screening methods for a TMJ Exam.

Full Course Description

In this course, Dr. Tucker discusses the relationship of TMD and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. He reviews potential TMJ complications related to oral appliance therapy and the critical importance of conducting a TMJ evaluation on ALL your patients. He also reviews the presence of TMD, not necessarily a contraindication for the use of an oral appliance to treat OSA.

Managing TMD and Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA Patients Course

1 CE Credit

Instructor: James Metz, DDS

Duration: 1:16:02

Course Objectives

  • Have a stronger understanding of potential TMD complications with oral appliance therapy.
  • Learn troubleshooting techniques when dealing with TMD patients.
  • Learn the protocol for treating TMD patients.
  • Understand that TMD is a symptom complex rather than a single condition.

Full Course Description

Dr. James Metz presents critical information on TMD complications arising from oral appliance therapy.  He discusses proper TMD management protocols and troubleshooting techniques. Dr. Metz also explores ways to avoid TMD complications when treating OSA patients and the proper use of medications.

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Monitoring for OSA & TMD Patients Course

1 CE Credit

Instructor: Jeffery Hindin, DDS

Duration: 1:08:28

Course Objectives

  • Introduction to Physiological Dentistry
  • Introduction to heart rate variability and its relationship to the autonomic nervous system
  • Monitoring of patient’s physiology using standard reproducible protocol
  • Designing treatment to promote and enhance physiological function
  • Identify problem patients before beginning treatment

Full Course Description

This is the “Holy Grail” of Physiological Dentistry. In this course, you will learn about heart rate variability and its relationship to the autonomic nervous system for sleep and airway patients. Dr. Hindin will lecture on an introduction to heart rate variability and its relationship to the autonomic nervous system for sleep and airway patients. He will also be educating on designing treatment to promote and enhance physiological function and identifying potential problem patients before beginning treatment.

Sleep Bruxism. Fact or Fiction? Course

1 CE Credit

Instructor: John Tucker, DMD

Duration: 58:32

Course Objectives

  • Learn the two types of bruxism based on when the activity occurs.
  • Understand why sleep bruxism is considered primarily a sleep related movement disorder.
  • Learn about the etiology of sleep bruxism.
  • Review and understand the challenges in treating sleep bruxism.

Full Course Description

Join us as Dr. John Tucker reviews up to date information regarding Sleep Bruxism. Two types of bruxism will be discussed.  This webinar will educate you on the prevalence of Sleep Bruxism.  Dr. Tucker will take a look at the treatment of sleep bruxism.

Airway - The New Frontier for Dentistry and Medicine Course

1 CE Credit

Instructor: James Metz, DDS

Duration: 1:07:17

Course Objectives

  • Learn the relationships of TMD and the airway
  • Learn about the different treatment and screening devices
  • Learn about challenges in treating an obstructive airway patient
  • Learn how to use data to make changes to your therapy

Full Course Description

Dr. James Metz will present critical information on TMD complications arising from oral appliance therapy, proper TMD management protocols, and troubleshooting techniques with a simplified approach. He will also discuss the etiology and ramifications of an obstructed airway from birth/childhood years through adulthood. Dr. Metz will take a deeper dive into TMD Complications with OSA patients. After this course, dentists will have a stronger understanding on the etiology and ramifications of an obstructed airway lifecycle.