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The Detection and Management of Temporomandibular Disorders in Primary Dental Care

COURSE NUMBER: 395

Edward F. Wright, DDS, MS; Kimberly Hanson Huggins, RDH, BS

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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This course provides information about temporomandibular disorders (TMD), suggested patient symptom history questions, clinical examination criteria, common TMD treatments, and how to help patients self-manage their TMD pain and symptoms un...

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Overview

This course provides information about temporomandibular disorders (TMD), suggested patient symptom history questions, clinical examination criteria, common TMD treatments, and how to help patients self-manage their TMD pain and symptoms under the guidance of the dental professional.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Sep 7, 2012

  • Last Revision Date:

    Aug 18, 2022

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Aug 17, 2025

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    10, 200, 340

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Assess patients for potential TMD risk factors.
  • Conduct a brief clinical examination for TMD.
  • Apply clinical examination findings to determine patient’s TMD diagnoses.
  • List the most commonly used physical, medication, and behavioral treatment modalities for TMD.
  • Implement a TMD treatment protocol, including TMD self-management strategies.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Ms. Huggins had no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
  • Dr. Wright received royalties for authoring the editions of his Manual of Temporomandibular Disorders, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ. He had no other relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Edward Wright

Edward F. Wright

DDS, MS

Dr. Wright received his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1977, completed a 1-year Advanced Clinical Dentistry Program in 1988, completed a 2-year TMJ and Craniofacial Pain Program in 1994, and completed a 2-year Dental R...

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kimberly hanson huggins

Kimberly Hanson Huggins

RDH, BS

Submission Information

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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

Provider ID# 211886

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Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.