TMD PATIENTS: Diagnosis & Treatment

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Location: The Dawson Academy, Wirral
Cost:  £2294.25 + vat
Early Bird: £1995 + Vat until April 30
£2194.50 + vat until June 15
Start Date: Thursday 2 November 2017
End Date: Saturday 4 November 2017

Course Description

Teeth, Muscle, TMJ, Airway and Systemic FactoringIn the core curriculum, a systematic process for conducting a comprehensive examination, taking diagnostic records and developing a treatment plan was introduced. This process works for the majority of patients which have healthy TMJs. As we continue the pathway to complete dentistry we will encounter patients who present with odotogenic problems as well as masticatory muscle, TMJ, airway issues and orofacial pain. How do we proceed with these more complex patients and still follow our Examination and Treatment Planning protocols? What do we do if these patients also have restorative and esthetic needs? This course adds to the concepts you already know from the core curriculum presenting additional layers to identify, diagnose and treat the more advanced patients. Imaging, CBCT, T-Scan, airway screening and TMJ surgery will be discussed. Phase I reversible therapy will focus on splint therapy selected based on the suspected TMJ diagnosis. Phase II therapy will focus on the definitive treatment steps required to establish a lasting and comfortable occlusion. Students will be given the necessary information and records to work through several cases. Insight for developing your orofacial pain interdisciplinary team will be presented.

Course Size: 20 (Limited Numbers)


  • Differentiate between muscle and joint disorders.
  • Diagnose the TMJ condition.
  • Understand when TM joint imaging is indicated and how to order it.
  • Differentiate between different imaging options, understand what the MRI and CT-Scans are showing and how this information relates to the signs and symptoms of TMD.
  • Recognize when to use occlusal splint therapy and determine splint type.
  • How to use T-Scan as a diagnostic aid and verification tool.
  • Understand the basic concepts of anatomy, physiology and neuromuscular relationships that must be considered in the development of an individualized management plan.
  • Evaluate for airway issues and how this adds to our treatment planning protocols.
  • Determine when the problem is not of dental origin and refer.
  • How to efficiently and profitably schedule splint therapy.


Class Hours:

Class Sessions:

Day 1 and 2: 8.30am registration 9am Start. Class 9am – 5:00pm

On day one, a dinner will be hosted for the class at a nearby restaurant at approximately 5:30 / 6pm – 1st night (Thursday only)

Day 3: Saturday 8.30am – 9am Start. Class 9am – 12:30pm


All Inclusive course package includes:

·         2 & 1/2 Days of education
·         Personal interaction with the Instructors
·         Meeting other like – minded professionals
·         Ability to discuss cases, techniques and issues relevant to your practice

·         Unlimited refreshments provided for all delegates for 2 1/2 days, a host mal will be provided on the 1st night and all transport to and from the centre will be complimentary. Lunch will be provided on day 1 and 2 only.

Accommodation: This is not included within the package. More Information. For more information click here!

Location: The Dawson Academy, Wirral


Dr Ian Buckle BDS Senior Faculty Dawson Academy UK see more details

-Dr Andrew Cobb DDS see more details  Drew Cobb Senior Faculty Dawson Academy USA

Dr Gary Warburton DDS, MD, FACS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon  see more details

Tuition Fees: £2294.25 + vat

Early Bird: £1995 + Vat until April 30

£2194.50 + vat until June 15

CE Credits: 23

Recommended Prerequisite: Functional Occlusion – From TMJ to Smile Design, Examination and Records, and Treatment Planning Functional Aesthetic Excellence

Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists.

To enrol please contact us on +44(0) 151 342 0410 or make an enquiry.