Multidisciplinary Mini Residency in Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Session I: October 14-15, 2017

Session II: November 11-12, 2017

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This comprehensive hands-on TMD course features multidisciplinary team of instructors currently treating chronic pain patients; combined cadaver, anatomy and imaging portion; and large breadth of relevant topics.

While comprehensive, the program content will still remain highly practical throughout the series. It is intended for dentists or medical personnel of any specialty who want to successfully treat TMDs that are more difficult than average.


Program Topics

Anatomy of the masticatory system and nerves

Cadaver prosection (hands-on)

Imaging (CBCT, MRI): ordering and interpreting

(The above will be taught simultaneously)

Diagnosis of all muscle and joint TMDs

Overview of other sources of orofacial pain, including headaches

Physical therapy techniques for jaw and neck (hands-on)

Home care regimen

Medications (NSAIDs, steroids, muscle relaxants, anxiolytics)

Occlusal appliances

Trigger point injections


Psychology: how it affects pain and using it to treat pain (hands-on)

History-taking (hands-on)

Exercises in working up cases and treatment planning (hands-on)

Incorporating the above into a fast-paced general practice



Time management

Legal considerations


You Will Learn

  • How to diagnose all major TMD conditions
  • How to treat the great majority of TMDs that will present to your office
  • How to find the sources of pain
  • How to facilitiate and participate in multidisciplinary care more effectively


Who Should Attend

The mini residency is designed for dentists of any specialty, allied dental professionals, and medical personnel who want to treat patients with temporomandibular disorders.


About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



Course is limited to 30 participants.

CE Credit

CEU: Units - 28

This activity is designated for 28 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Early Bird Tuition: $2,495 Dentists; $1,895 Allied Dental Professionals (through 9/22/17)


Regular Tuition: $2,745 Dentists; $2,085 Allied Dental Professionals

Course includes continental breakfast and lunch each day.


Andrew Young, DDS, MSD, is director of the Pacific Center for Orofacial Disorders where he manages patients with temporomandibular disorders and neuropathic pain.  He received an MSD in orofacial pain from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and is a diplomate and fellow of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.

Homer Asadi, DDS, is an associate professor and serves as course director of the Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy course at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.  He has been actively involved in academics, both lecturing and teaching dissection, for 20 years. He has been recognized and honored for Distinguished Merit in Teaching by dental students and maintains a private practice in San Jose, CA.

Hal Fisk, PT, DPT, earned a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from Marquette University and a doctorate of physical therapy from Pacific University in Oregon. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Dugoni School of Dentistry, where he has taught physical therapy for TMD seminars for 21 years.  He is currently the supervisor for occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology services at California Pacific Medical Center.

Shikha Rathi,BDS, MS, earned a master of science degree from University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and currently maintains her private practice at DDI Imaging Center in Sacramento, California. In addition, she is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Orthodontics at Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Monica Sasaki, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS, earned a master’s degree in physical therapy from California State University, Fresno, and a doctorate of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Dugoni School of Dentistry, where she has been teaching hands-on physical therapy for TMD seminars since 2014.

Kristen Slater, PsyD, earned a doctorate of psychology with an emphasis in behavioral medicine from Loma Linda University.  She completed an American Pain Association (APA)-accredited internship at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and an APA-accredited Fellowship in Pain Psychology at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain.  She works in a comprehensive pain management clinic in Campbell, and is an adjunct faculty member at the Stanford Pain Clinic.



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