TMD: The Dentist and Chiropractor Working as a Team
Live, Interactive Webcast Continuing Education Course - 3 Hours Credit
Instructor: Dr. Vera A. Brown, D.M.D., A.R.T. Provider
When diagnosing and treating patients suffering with TMD (Temporomandibular disorders) it is often necessary that the dentist work with other healthcare professionals to achieve an optimal outcome for their patients. The dental professional should consider working cooperatively with specially trained chiropractors in developing a treatment plan for their patients with TMD.
TMD is one of the most complex diagnostic and therapeutic problems in dentistry. There is no one single cause or cure and has become a “catch all” in diagnosing patients who present with difficult facial pain.
This course will review the various diagnostic methods used to evaluate the type and cause of TMD as well as the various treatment options available to reduce the problem. These treatment methods will include options that can be competently carried out by the general dental office as well as those requiring referral to medical and dental specialists. Special attention will be paid to the benefits of working cooperatively with specially trained Chiropractors.
After completing this course, the clinician will be able to:
- Describe the TMJ and its surrounding structures
- Understand TMJ movement and functions
- Describe how to examine the TMJ
- Understand the Causes and Symptoms of TMJD
- Describe the treatment options for TMJ Dysfunction
About Live, Interactive Webcast Continuing Education Seminars:
A live, interactive webcast seminar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community, except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation.
Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webcast seminar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webcast seminars.
When you enroll in any ACES webcast course, you will be sent an e-mail with complete information on how to join the online seminar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live seminar, you will complete a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:
Instructor: Dr. Vera Brown - No relevant financial relationship to report
Education Advisory Committee (EAC): Members of the EAC have no relevant financial relationships to report
ACES ownership and staff: No relevant financial relationship to report
Advanced Continuing Education Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized provider for dental continuing education.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Advanced Continuing Education Systems designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.
Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.
To learn more about ACES and this course: call 888-844-ACES