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Thu, 24 Oct


Seminar Room 2, 5th Floor

TMJ Pain management

This course would help people to diagnose TMJ disorders in their early stages, avoid making mistakes, helping to achieve better outcomes and increase profits.

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TMJ Pain management

Time & Location

24 Oct 2019, 09:00 – 14:30

Seminar Room 2, 5th Floor, Dental Institute, Whitechapel, London E1 2AD, UK

About the Event

Course Summary:

This is a unique introduction to the diagnosis and management of TMD and related pain in the setting of general practice. It is designed to reinforce the background information needed to manage these patient and to make sure that they comprehend the condition so as to be in a position to give informed consent. You will also be made aware of the current ideas on aetiology, and the occurrence of these disorders in general. A simple and quick diagnostic procedure will also be discussed and demonstrated in addition to various diagnostic tests and there value. Finally the various treatment options will be considered.

Temporomandibular disorders & Non – dental orofacial pain

This course would help people to diagnose TMJ disorders in their early stages, avoid making mistakes, helping to achieve better outcomes and increase profits.

Aims & Objectives:

The broad aim of this course is to provide clinicians in primary care with the background and principles of management for patients with TMD and other orofacial pain conditions.

A session designed for the General Dental Practitioner (GDP) working in a mixed practice. Designed to provide practical and pragmatic solutions for those who are wanting to improve their management of these patients.

Enhance your diagnostic and management skills and learn how better to explain these complex conditions to your 

In addition to useful and applicable knowledge, you will gain confidence in dealing with these patients with a hands-on session, group-work and an opportunity to share insights and listen to fellow delegates in a reflective discussion.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the session, the delegates should be able to demonstrate improved skills in:

• Be aware of the signs and symptoms of TMD

• Have up to date knowledge of the aetiology 

• Be aware of who is most likely to suffer including risk factors for TMD

• Be able to decide on whom to treat and whom it is best to refer

• Be able to manage the TMD patient and know what treatments are available

• Be able to explain these conditions to patients and what reading material is available to them

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, you should be able to show improved skills in

  • Diagnosing TMD patients (C)
  • Managing these conditions in a general practice setting (A)
  • Explaining these conditions to a patient (A)
  • Manage selected patients (A
  • Know when best to refer (D)
  • Be better placed to communicate with specialist services A, B, D)

ABCD = GDC development outcomes

CPD Course hours:

• 6h

Subject area


Temporomandibular disorders


Treatment planning

Treatment strategies

Patient management

Update on current literature


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Dr Vic Miller qualified as a dentist at University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1977 and then studied craniomandibular disorders in the USA, Canada and Israel. From 1992 to 1996 he taught at the Hebrew University Hadassah school of Dental Medicine and also initiated the TMD clinic at the Soroka Medical Centre , Beersheva, Israel. 

He headed the TMD clinic in the School of Oral Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg as well as setting up a TMD practice in that city. He was Board Credentialed in Pain Management by the American Academy of Pain Management in 2001. At present, he teaches in the Department of Adult Oral health, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, in London, UK, and also lectures on TMD to both under and post graduates. He lectures widely in the field and is the author of upwards of 35 papers in peer reviewed journals.





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