TMJ Services

#72 Interprofessional Practice and TMJ/TMD

There is a growing movement in medicine and dentistry to integrate services in order to make them more efficient and convenient for the patient.  According to Robert Pearl MD, the retired CEO of Kaiser Permanente Health Systems, the largest independent healthcare system in the United Staes, research has estimated that inappropriate tests and ineffective procedures […]

#65 Value Based TMD/TMJ Treatment

Welcome to 2024.  I write this on New Year’s Day with all the “New Year’s Day” intentions of making 2024 the best and most successful year treating patients with TMD/TMJ.  This article is the 65th in a series of articles focused on educating patients about all aspects of understanding, diagnosing, and treating the enigma/conundrum, commonly […]

#17 Bruxism and TMD/TMJ

Bruxism is the technical and scientific term used to describe clenching and/or grinding of the teeth due to involuntary motion of the lower jaw.  Bruxism can occur during the day, Awake Bruxism (AB) or at night, Night Bruxism (NB).  Bruxism is very common, and it is estimated that roughly half the population bruxes and most […]