TMD current concepts: 1. An update

Al-Ani, Z. and Gray, R. (2007) TMD current concepts: 1. An update. Dental Update, 34(5), pp. 278-288.

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This, the first of two articles, addresses current concepts of aetiology, diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The aim is to direct the reader toward a more evidence-based approach; specific treatment regimes can be accessed elsewhere. This article addresses current controversial concepts, including occlusion, tinnitus, hearing, speech defects and bruxism. TMD management in general dental practice is widely regarded as being a contentious subject, with several differing and often diametrically opposed viewpoints being aired, not only in relation to aetiology and diagnosis but also in relation to treatment. This uncertainty often prompts the dentist to refer for secondary care. Another recurring issue is the lack of adaquate remuneration in the general dental services for management of the patients, for example by splint therapy.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Al-Ani, Dr Ziad
Authors: Al-Ani, Z., and Gray, R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:Dental Update

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