The Dysfunctional Jaw - Part 4
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.
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.
Internal Derangement is the term used to describe an anatomical change in the structures comprising the TM joint. Signs and symptoms of the condition are presented to aid in diagnosis. Current thinking is discussed on how to manage early, late, and historic derangements of the TM joint.
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.
Registration Ends: 5/6/2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM