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ATSU Continuing Education

march, 2021

19mar10:00 am12:00 pm“New Perspectives on TMD: A Diagnostic Challenge”


Event Details

Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Provider Live Webinar Series

“New Perspectives on TMD: A Diagnostic Challenge”

 Date:                      Friday, March 19, 2021

Time:                      10:00 AM CST, 11 AM EST, 8 AM PST

Location:               Zoom

Audience:              The Professional Dental Community

Format:                 Lecture

CE Credit:              2.0 credits

Tuition:                  $69

Course Description:

Temporomandibular disorders have many concepts associated with them, some of which are supported by sound data and some of which are not.  This complexity arises from the many problems that can arise with masticatory function.  In order to effectively manage and treat TMD, the clinician must be able to recognize these disorders from other orofacial pain disorders.  Highlighting facts and fantasies related to the etiology of TMD, as well as discussing the diagnostic challenges thereof, will be the focus of this presentation.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe five potential risk factors for TMD.
  2. Identify how dental therapy may influence TMD.
  3. Describe the relationship of bruxism to TMD.
  4. Explain the importance of taking an accurate history for the TMD patient.

Meet the Presenter:

Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD

Professor and Dean

Provost’s Distinguished Service Professorship

Founder, Orofacial Pain Program

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

Lexington, KY  40536-0297

Dr. Okeson is a Professor and Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He founded the College’s Orofacial Pain Program in 1977. Dr. Okeson has more than 240 publications in the area of occlusion, TM disorders and orofacial pain in various national and international journals. He has also written two major textbooks translated into twelve foreign languages and widely used throughout the world. Dr. Okeson is an active member of many TMD and orofacial pain organizations holding many offices and serving on numerous committees and boards. He is a very sought-after lecturer on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain and has presented more than 1300 invited lectures on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain in all 50 states and in 59 different countries. He has received numerous teaching awards including “The International Dentist of the Year Award” from the Academy of Dentistry International. This is the highest award recognized by this Academy and was given to him in recognition of his worldwide efforts in providing education in the area of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.



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ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program

A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Nationally Approved PACE Program

Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by

Any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.

5/1/2020 to 4/30/2022.

Provider ID# 397632


(Friday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST



Link emailed prior to start of course.


Continuing Dental Education - MOPatricia Pou at (314) 685-3557or 1500 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104

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