Symptoms and Signs of Temporomandibular Disorders

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Examination of a Large Patient Population for the Presence of Symptoms and Signs of Temporomandibular Disorders Barry C. Cooper, D.D.S.; Israel Kleinberg, Ph.D., D.D.S., D.Sc. ABSTRACT: Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is a term generally applied to a condition or conditions characterized by pain and/or dysfunction of the masticatory apparatus. Its characterization has been difficult because of the large…

Temporomandibular Physiological State

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Establishment of a Temporomandibular Physiological State with Neuromuscular Orthosis Treatment Affects Reduction of TMD Symptoms in 313 Patients Barry C. Cooper, D.D.S.; Israel Kleinberg, Ph.D., D.D.S., D.Sc. ABSTRACT: The objective of this investigation was to test the hypothesis that alteration of the occlusions of patients suffering from temporomandibular disorders (TMD) to one that is neuromuscularly, rather than…

Temporomandibular Disorders

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A Position Paper of the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO) “Measure what is measurable and what is not measurable, make measurable.” Galileo Galilei This position paper is endorsed by the Board of Regents of the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, 2011. ABSTRACT: Purpose: Two principal schools of thought regarding the etiology and optimal treatment of…

Sensitivity and Specificity

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STRAW MEN, RED HERRING & DENTAL POLITICS. The January 2011 Journal of Craniomandibular Practice editorial The Price of Freedom by Dr. David Miller chronicles the twenty five year efforts of Dr. Charles Greene and a small group of his anti-°©‐instrumentation academics and researchers to discredit the use of measurement devices that assist the clinician in diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular…

TMJ/TMD Historically

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Introduction – the genesis of Neuromuscular Dentistry Dr. Bernard Jankelson introduced the term Neuromuscular Dentistry to the dental profession in 1967. The masticatory system is a three dimensional system composed of Teeth, Temporomandibular Joints and Muscle. Without muscles the masticatory system is static and non-functional. Neuromuscular dentistry is a comprehensive concept of a dynamic masticatory…

Expanded Views of TMD

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Expanded views of TMD Dentistry is rapidly entering an age of advanced diagnostics due to the availability of the technology that allows us to see past the teeth. This has allowed us to make our dental treatment more predictable and has helped us to understand past problems with treatment such as orthodontic relapse and grinding…