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Online TMD Diet Diary Research Project

Online TMD Diet Diary Research Project The TMJ Association received the following request from Professor Justin Durham and his research team at Newcastle University. We encourage TMJ patients to participate in this project as it is an under researched

Drug Induced Bruxism

The authors of this article state that orofacial movement disorders (bruxism) are treated typically by dental professionals and not by those specialists (neurologists) researching and treating the other movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, tremors, etc.). Again, this is more evidence of the complexity of TMD and the need for multidisciplinary research and treatment in TMD.

Cervical Muscle Tenderness in Temporomandibular Disorders and Its Associations with Diagnosis, Disease-Related Outcomes, and Comorbid Pain Conditions

To analyze cervical tenderness scores (CTS) in patients with various temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and in controls and to examine associations of CTS with demographic and clinical parameters.

You, Your Esophagus and TMD

The esophagus is a roughly ten-inch hollow tube that descends from your throat through the diaphragm into the stomach. Normally, it is a one-way street transporting food you swallow to the stomach for digestion. But in GERD— Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease— the flow can reverse so that stomach contents (including gastric acids) are regurgitated upwards to cause a burning sensation (heartburn), nausea, pain and other distressing symptoms.

It's Time to Be Part of the Solution

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Study on Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) is well underway. We strongly encourage everyone affected by TMD to write to the NAM committee letting them know what it is like to live with TMD and your experiences with getting care.

National Academy of Medicine Study on Temporomandibular Disorders

  • Jan 18, 2019

The first meeting of the National Academy of Medicine Committee on Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD): From Research Discoveries to Clinical Treatment will be held Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C. 

An ad hoc committee will convene to address the current state of knowledge regarding TMD research, education and training, safety and efficacy of clinical treatments of TMD, and burden and costs associated with TMD. The committee will identify approaches to advance basic, translational, and clinical research in the field. The committee’s findings, conclusions, and recommendations will also inform development of policies related to evidence-based treatment and clinical management of TMD patients.

The afternoon session, scheduled from 1:30-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, will offer the public an opportunity to understand the study's Statement of Task, and listen to presentations from key stakeholders.* The afternoon session will be available via webcast; however you will need to register. For those in the D.C. area, you are welcome to attend the meeting in person although registration is limited due to room capacity. The agenda and registration links can be found here.

*Please note there will be no public comment time at the January meeting, however, the committee will hold a patient/public stakeholder and public comment session at the committee’s March workshop (date TBD). 

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