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Simple TMD Therapy for Your Practice (Video Study Club)

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Course Title: Simple TMD Therapy for Your Practice (Video Study Club)

Moderator: Dr. Al Gulum

Date: October 12, 2018 (Friday)

Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST

Location: QCDS Headquarters, 86-90 188th Street, Jamaica NY

Credits: 2

Meals: Light Breakfast

Course Description:

Diversify your practice by adding this predictable, appreciated therapy! Up to 80% of TMD patients fall in the muscular TMD category. It’s easy to successfully treat these TMD patients. Gordon shares his pragmatic treatment method, based on research, treatment of thousands of patients, and simple logic. When should you treat, and when should you refer? How can you diagnose and identify the patients who are ideal for treatment? What is a fair reimbursement fee for the service? Gordon answers these questions and more. Start treating your TMD patients successfully with minimal reoccurrence of signs & symptoms.

Topics:

  • What is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)?
  • Reasons for TMD
  • Incidence of TMD
  • Diagnosis of TMD
  • Muscular TMD
  • Bone Involvement with TMD
  • Practitioners Treating TMD
  • Treatment Available
  • Rationale for TMD Therapy
  • Sequence of TMD Therapy
  • Patient Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Occlusal Splint Therapy
  • Staff Involvement
  • Type of Occlusal Splint
  • Splint Construction - Office vs Lab
  • Seating Occlusal Splint
  • Use of Splint by Patient
  • Occlusal Equilibration
  • Decision to Provide Occlusal Equilibration
  • Sequence to Occlusal Equilibration
  • Use of Occlusal Splint After Occlusal Equilibration
  • Long-Term Expectations
  • Follow-Up TMD Therapy
  • Practice Administration and Fees for TMD

Presenter Biography:

Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and Director of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC) and Senior Consultant for Clinicians Report (CR) in Utah. PCC is an international continuing education organization that provides courses and videos for all dental professionals. CR offers unbiased research on thousands of dental products. Dr. Christensen has presented over 45,000 hours of continuing education throughout the world and has published many articles and books.

Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit Gordon J. Christensen CLINICIANS REPORT (previously CRA), which Rella directed for many years. Since 1976, they have conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter now called CLINICIANS REPORT. Gordon's degrees include: DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; PhD, University of Denver; an Honorary Doctor of Science from Utah State University, and an honorary Doctor of Dental Education and Research from Utah Valley University.

Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado Dental Schools and taught at the University of Washington. Gordon is a practicing prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. Gordon is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow and Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a Fellow in the Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of General Dentistry (Hon), Royal College of Surgeons of England, and an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Some of his other memberships include: American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry; International Association of Dental Research; Academy of LDS Dentists; American Academy of Restorative Dentistry; American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics; Academy of Operative Dentistry; and International College of Prosthodontists.

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