08/29/24 – 10am-1pm PT / 12-3pm CT / 1-4pm ET TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment: Including Migraine and Chiropractic

08/29/24 – 10am-1pm PT / 12-3pm CT / 1-4pm ET TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment: Including Migraine and Chiropractic


Instructor: Dr. Vera A. Brown, D.M.D., A.R.T. Provider

- TMJ and headaches can be challenging to treat for the even the most experienced practitioner. This course focuses on Phase I treatment, including a review of muscles and trigger point patterns, accessing the patient as a whole including posture, airway, imaging of the joint, why the patient has clicking/ popping, parafunctional activity and the nervous system, which splint to choose, current physical modalities that can be done in your office, non-narcotic treatment and supplementation.

This course will help you better understand internal joint problems, when to use a deprogrammer versus full occlusal treatment device, bite registrations, and follow up appointments. We will also discuss when and how chiropractic care may be beneficial in certain cases.

After completing this course, the clinician will be able to:

  1. Describe the TMJ and its surrounding structures
  2. Understand TMJ movement and functions
  3. Review muscle and fascial dysfunction with referred pain patterns
  4. Understand the Causes and Symptoms of TMJ/TMD
  5. Describe the soft tissue treatment options for TMJ Dysfunction
  6. Examine the TMD patient
  7. Review imaging of the TMJ patient
  8. Review the causes of migraines, symptoms, and most common treatments
  9. Know when to work with a chiropractor
  10. Refer to neurologists and ENTs

About Live, Interactive Continuing Education Webinars

A live, interactive webinar 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 webinar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webinars. When you enroll in any ACES course, you will be sent an email with complete information on how to join the webinar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live webinar, 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.