Practical Guide for Basic TMJ Management in General Practice

  • Thursday 1/25/2024
  • Time: 8:00 - 10:00 am
  • Course Code: 365TL
  • Cost: $39
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 203
  • Credits: 2 CE Hours
Andrew Tonelli, DMD is a 2014 graduate of Tufts Dental. He completed a GPR at New York Presbyterian, Weill-Cornell Medical Center in New York City where he developed an interest in Oro-facial pain and occlusion. Dr. Tonelli is currently in private practice in North Reading and Boston, MA and currently serves as the chair-elect of the Boston District Dental Society.

In this course geared to new dentists, doctors will be exposed to simple rules for identifying the source of and treating the most common occlusal and TMJ related Oro-facial pain encountered in everyday dentistry. The course will include a review of the most common mediators of facial pain and when and how to effectively use occlusal devices and other treatment regimes to treat conservatively and effectively. There will be a closer look at night guard design and application, record taking, and will include an overview of digital design protocols. This course aims to synthesize several years of CE around TMJ and Oro-facial pain into a practical guide that will allow dentists to gain comfort in managing common TMJ issues in an everyday general practice setting. 

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Identify occlusal factors that may contribute to orofacial pain
  • Develop processes for effectively managing patients with most common forms of facial pain
  • Incorporate properly designed occlusal splints into basic TMJ treatment
  • Understand the most common sources of dental related facial pain
  • Determine patients appropriate to treat in general dental practice setting
Recommended Audience: Dentist




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