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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Thursday, September 15, 2011
1:00PM - 3:00PM


(C) 203A-B


Surgical Management of TMJ Disorders: Evidence Based Therapy

Patrick J. Louis, DDS, MD
Professor, Residency Program Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Luis G Vega, DDS
Assistant Professor, Assistant Program Director, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Florida, Health Science Center Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL


Surgical management of tempormandibular joint (TMJ) disorders continues to be challenging. The management is often biased based on the interest of the surgeon and also his/her understanding of the disease. This surgical course will look into the various treatment options in management of TMJ disorders with particular emphasis on evidence based approach. The course will also review the outcomes of a wide variety of surgical procedures ranging from arhrocentesis to alloplastic total joint prosthesis.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Provide the clinician with an evidenced-based knowledge for the surgical management of TMJ disorders
  2. Identify surgical procedures that improve the outcomes of patients requiring TMJ surgery

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