The Dysfunctional Jaw - Part 3

Dr. Kenneth Waliszewski graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1971. He proceeded directly into the Graduate Prosthodontic program at Marquette and completed the program with a certificate in prosthodontics and his M.S. degree in 1974. Dr. Waliszewski then joined the U.S. Navy as a prosthodontist at the Balboa Navy Hospital in San Diego, CA and served his country until 1976. He then began a career in private practice that spanned the next 5 decades, while at the same time joined the faculty at Marquette as an adjunct professor where he taught prosthodontics to ­­pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students.

Course Description:

Pain associated with dysfunctional jaw has been called TMJ. As dentistry and medicine have become more sophisticated in this area, a better term was chosen to explain the situation of multiple manifestations causing pain arising from dysfunctional jaw. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) is the most accepted current term. This course will emphasize that multiple distinct disorders comprise the world of TMD. By recognizing distinct and different types of TMD; the clinician becomes better able to target treatments and improve outcomes. Each of the four presentations can be view individually but they are best enjoyed as an integrated four part course.

Part 3:

MPD is the most common type of dysfunctional jaw. While other specific conditions exist; MPD represents the bulk of the cases a dentist manages. A slow and careful picture is presented of this type of problem. Multiple approaches are given to help the patient improve. Some involve referral to other professionals. Appliances represent a major treatment modality. The presenter will teach the concept of 'splint therapy' as a significant way to improve clinical outcomes in the management of pain attributed to a dysfunctional jaw.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course the participant should be able to:

  • Appreciate the multifaceted nature of TMD.
  • Recognize that not all facial pain is from a dysfunctional jaw. Medical referrals are needed.
  • Recognize the different manifestations of TMD and be able to target treatments to achieve good outcomes.
  • Become updated on current literature and terminology.
  • Review current literature on Botox.
  • Have increased appreciation of what splint therapy is.


Date: 4/24/2018

Registration Ends: 4/22/2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost: $99


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