Too many patients are seen in dental offices for TMD signs and symptoms, including sore muscles, headaches, clicking joints, neck-aches, earaches, chronic fatigue, poor sleep and an uncomfortable bite.

Yet we learned very little about evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of TMD in dental school.

Essentials of TMD

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Dental occlusion is a critical element for comfort and stable results with every dental procedure. The health and stability of the temporomandibular joint and muscles are also critical.

Seventy-five percent of dentists say they would like to work on larger cases and be certain they’ll solve problems every time—not cause them. Form, function, and balance in restorative dentistry are intertwined.  Joints, muscles, and dental occlusion must work in concert to produce predictable, stable restorative outcomes.

Learn the anatomy, function and dysfunction of the masticatory system. You will understand the different causes and affects of TMD, and the appropriate treatment options. This intensive workshop with provide you the knowledge, tools and business strategy to immediately begin addressing these concerns in your practice.

Drawing from over 35 years’ experience problem-solving TMD challenges daily, Dr. Wilkerson brings a clear, straightforward message that practitioners can understand and utilize immediately in the care of patients.

Gain a detailed system of checklists designed to help every dentist reach a higher level of confidence and predictability in tackling more complex cases: from occlusal plane problems, occlusal-muscle dysfunction and smile design, to the anatomy, function, diagnosis and appropriate medical management of temporomandibular joint disorders. This course delivers highly actionable, advanced clinical expertise from a remarkable integrative dentistry practitioner.

"Dr. Wilkerson’s course is eye opening!

Understanding the connection between TMD, occlusion and sleep apnea helps you get to the root problem. This knowledge definitely brought my practice to a new dimension! I strongly recommend every dentist attend this course!”

-Pepe Suarez, DMD

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the detailed anatomic and functional relationships between the TMJoints, muscles and dental occlusion.
  • Receive and utilize a Checklist and decision tree for screening, testing and treating TMD.
  • Receive training in developing a system for communicating with patients through co-discovery and co-decision making.
  • Discover how to collaborate with other medical specialists to address TMD related issues
  • Explore business model for profitability, insurance coding and marketing new services and lines of business.

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“Dr. Wilkerson demonstrates an exceptional comprehension, interpretation and application of science, evidence-based knowledge and the art of esthetics in integrated dental medicine like no other!”

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