Archive for February, 2024

#73 Doctors and Patients Confusing TMD/TMJ and Sleep Apnea

Recently, I saw a patient referred to me by a general dentist for consultation for TMD/TMJ. The non-surgical treatment of TMD/TMJ is the only service our practice offers. Once I began the consultation and asked a few questions it was obvious the patient’s problem was Sleep Apnea not TMD/TMJ.  You might ask, how could that […]

#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 […]