CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS
Clinical management of patients with pain in the temporomandibular joint area and in the jaw muscles has always been a debated issue, often heated up by empirical clinical claims that would suggest the adoption of “gnathological” approaches that are in contrast with scientific recommendations from the main expert academies. Over the years, it has become evident that interindividual biological variability makes it impossible to focus TMD treatment on mechanical concepts, whilst a comprehension of the neurological and psychological mechanisms that influence stomatognathic physiology.
Based on these premises, the 6th International Congress of the Italian Study Group on Craniomandibular Disorders (GSID) is a wonderful opportunity to get deeper into the clinical themes around the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular disorders and other orofacial pain conditions. Steven Bender, Michalis Koutris, and Daniele Manfredini, together with Rob Delcanho and Luca Guarda-Nardini, will accept the challenge of guiding participants through the discussion of etiological information, the presentation of diagnostic and classification schemes, and the suggestion of management recommendations for the everyday clinical life. Despite the long learning curve that is needed in this field (TMD patients are not so frequent in the general offices, and this lack of experience exposes the dentist to the charm of biologically insensate philosophies), it is fundamental to try rediscovering the role of the dentist as a physician in the era of pain as a disease.
As per tradition, there will be a lot of interaction during the discussion slots, thanks to the classical format that characterizes GSID STEP approach to continued education:
Sharing, Teaching, Educating, Peer-to-Peer relationship!
What to bring home? A basic, important concept: our wonderful profession goes far beyond the technical details and protocols!
Don’t miss this VIRTUALLY UNIQUE opportunity!!!!