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Saturday, September 17, 2011
10:00am — 12:00pm


(C) Ballroom A

Surgical Treatment of the TMJ in the USA and Scandinavian Countries: Similarities and Differences


Therapy for treatment of TMD patients varies throughout the world. This symposium will compare and contrast methods used in the USA versus those used in Scandinavia.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the several types of therapy needed to treat TMD.
  2. Explain the differences between medical and surgical management.
  3. Describe the differences and similarities of each approach.

Louis G Mercuri, DDS, MS
Clinical Consultant
TMJ Concepts
River Forest, IL

10:00am — 10:45am

Arthrocentesis and Arthroscopy
Anders B Holmlund, DDS, PhD
Professor, Consultant, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Karolinska Institutet/Karolinska University Hospital
Huddinge, Sweden

M. Franklin Dolwick, DMD, PhD
Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Florida College of Dentistry
Gainesville, FL

10:45am — 11:30am

Open Surgery of the TMJ
Tore Bjornland, DDS, Dr odont
Professor, Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry
University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway

Peter D Quinn, DMD, MD
Vice Dean
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

11:30am — 12:00pm

Panel Discussion

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