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Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses® Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.  Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.  6/1/24 to 5/31/27.  Provider ID# 208521

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Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses® is an ADA CERP recognized provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Simple TMD Therapy for Your Practice

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Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

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. 

Table of Contents

  • 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

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