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Lunch and Learn Sessions

Saturday, September 17, 2011
11:30AM - 1:00PM


(C) 108A-B


Common Errors in the Management of Temporomandibular Disorders

Daniel M. Laskin, DDS, MS
Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond , VA


Despite many years of basic and clinical research, clinicians are still having problems successfully managing many patients with temporomandibular disorders. In trying to explain the reasons for this difficulty, there are often complex explanations given. In reality, it is often the little mistakes in diagnosis and treatment that are responsible. In this presentation, the common errors that clinicans in the management of patients with tempormandibular disorders will be identified and proper methods of treatment will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the differential diagnosis of TMDs
  2. Describe the methods of differentiating muscle and joint problems
  3. Relate treatment selection to specific disease entities

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