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2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) 
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DSOM 404 - Advanced Dental Sleep Medicine and Orofacial Pain/TMD

Cr Hrs: 1 (17-0-0)


The course will cover the anatomical and neurological components of the Temporomandibular joint and the masticatory system as well as basic treatment modalities for TMJ dysfunction (TMD) and orofacial pain complaints.  It will address the various aspects of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and treatment options emphasizing Dental Sleep Medicine modalities.  Other topics include how to perform a proper clinical exam; the symptoms of TMD and SDB and how they are related; neuroanatomy; muscle anatomy of these structures and their function; differential diagnosis between TMD, orofacial and myofascial pain from pulpal, periodontal ligament, and other dental pain; diagnostic protocols; causes of bruxism; recapturing a displaced disc; pharmacology for orofacial/myofascial pain; various types of headaches and the treatment of such; diagnosis, indications, and protocols for various orthotics; inclusion of physical therapy, exercises and psychological therapies in the treatment of the chronic pain patient; other physical medicine modalities; other orofacial and craniomandibular disorders (typical and atypical neuralgias); stabilization of the TMJ followed by rehabilitation; literature review with group presentation and case reviews.

Grade Mode: Standard
Instructional Method: Lecture
Location offered: Memphis
Term offered: Spring

Spring - Instructor of Record: Mitchell Levine
Spring - Additional Instructor 1: Alan Blanton

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