TMD Made Easy

  • Saturday 1/29/2022
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 635SL
  • Cost: $99
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 210 C
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Cameron Kuehne, DMD, MS co-owns the Center for Sleep Apnea & TMJ, with locations in Boise and Nampa, Idaho, Salt Lake City, and Utah. Dr. Kuehne has accumulated more than 3000 hours of continuing education related to craniofacial pain, sleep disorders, and pain management. He obtained his dental degree at Temple University School of Dentistry and continued on to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he obtained a Masters of Science degree in the areas of craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine. Dr. Kuehne is a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He is also adjunct faculty at University of the Pacific Dental School. He is married to his beautiful wife Hollie. They have twin children Brecken and Kinsley and a toddler Lilyann. They enjoy biking, camping, boating, skiing and playing sports together.

What causes people to grind their teeth? Stress, correct? Recent studies have suggested that the airway may be the cause of bruxism in some people. TMD conditions can be induced by bruxism. As more studies continue to be undertaken, we are starting to see that these issues may all be connected. The instructor will cover the basics of the anatomy associated with the TM joint, the most commonly seen TMJ issues, how to properly diagnose and treat those issues, and how obstructive sleep apnea is related to TMD.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Review basics of anatomy related to the TM joint
  • Learn about the exam process as it relates to patients with TMJ pain
  • Identify how to diagnose and treat the most common TMJ problems
  • Discuss injection techniques to help treat TMJ pain
  • Understand how obstructive sleep apnea may be related to TMJ disorders
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist