All TMJ Patients are NUTS, right? How to evaluate, diagnosis and treat the most common TMJ problems:

TMJ disorders are one of those areas where almost every dentist feels uncomfortable. In dental school we didn't get much classroom information, and little or no clinical experience. Our treatments in practice are often hit and miss, without clarity on why sometimes we hit, and other times we miss. In this lecture Dr. Spencer will review the relevant anatomy and discuss simple examination, diagnosis and treatment techniques that will allow you to STUN your next TMJD patients with your understanding of their issues, and allow you to help many more people.

Learning objectives:
• Review and remember the relevant anatomy of the head and neck
• Understand principles of examination and evaluation for TMD
• Have a straightforward way to diagnose the most common TM disorders
• Understand the treatments for the most common TM disorders

  • CE Credit: 3
  • Audience:
Jamison Spencer

Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS

Dr. Jamison Spencer is the director of the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ in Boise, Idaho, and the Director of Dental Sleep Medicine for Lane and Associates Family Dentistry, a group practice with 30 locations, in North Carolina. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and has a Masters in Craniofacial Pain from Tufts University. He developed and taught a cadaver based head and neck anatomy program at Boise State University. Dr. Spencer is a founding faculty member of both the AACP’s Craniofacial Pain Mini-Residency and the AACP/Tufts Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency program. He is also the inventor of the Silent Sleep oral appliance, FDA approved for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Spencer has lectured across the United States, in Latin America, Australia, Europe, Eastern Europe and India. Dr. Spencer currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife of 24 years Jennifer, and their 6 children.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Easy Airway/silent sleep