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Baseline TMJ and Muscle Examination
Tanya Kushner, DDS
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Dentists providing oral appliance therapy (OAT) will likely encounter patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The AADSM Dental Sleep Medicine Standards for Screening, Treating and Managing Adults with Sleep Related Breathing Disorders recommends pre-treatment evaluation of TMJ structures and function. This video demonstrates a protocol for baseline screening for TMD.

Note: CE credit is not offered for demonstrations.
Target Audience
Dentists screening or treating patients with sleep-related breathing disorders.
Recommended Supplementary Reading:
Schiffman et al. Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD) for Clinical and Research Applications. J Oral Facial Pain Headache. 2014;28(1):6-27.
Speaker Bio

Dr. Tanya Kushner has been practicing dentistry since 1997. She graduated at the top of her class from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago and practiced as a general dentist for 15 years. In 2014 Dr. Kushner limited her practice to dental sleep medicine and orofacial pain. Dr. Kushner is board certified through the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Orofacial Pain and is a fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. 

She has no relevant financial interest/other relationships to disclose.

Additional Information
Content for this online learning module was last reviewed and approved by the AADSM Education Committee on November 1, 2019. No committee members have relevant financial interest/other relationships to disclose. Education Committee: Kathi Wilson, DDS - Chair; Saleema Adatia, DMD; Michael Pagano, DDS; Gordon Bell, DDS; Maia Tsirghiladze, DMD; Harmeet Chiang, DMD; Kevin Wallace, DMD; Michelle Cantwell, DMD - Board Liaison; and Patricia Braga, DDS - Director of Education

Duration: 14 minutes
Original release date: January 2, 2020
Expiration date: None
AADSM online learning modules are funded exclusively by the AADSM.

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Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Member: $35.00
Non-Member: $55.00
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