36th Annual Marvin Goldstein Lecture Series

Aug 25, 2014

There is probably no greater challenge in dentistry than understanding the complex nature of temporomandibular joint dysfunction and the many factors that are associated with this disorder. The purpose of this course is to provide the practitioner with guidelines to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders, and better understand the role of occlusion and nonodontogenic factors in the development of TMJ disorders. Occlusal appliances and their indications will be discussed as well as the role of the dental specialist in the more complex cases.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify those pain disorders that will likely respond to therapy from those that will not
  2. Better recognize the relationship between occlusion, bruxism, and temporomandibular disorders
  3. Relate the most favorable condylar position for restorative dentistry and why there is so much controversy
  4. Differentiate those cases that require orthodontic or restorative procedures from those that do not
  5. Identify the indications for and the proper use of occlusal appliance therapy

Program Agenda 7:30 a.m.      Registration and Continental Breakfast – Marriott Hotel and Suites

8:00 a.m.      Welcome and Introduction of Course and Guests – Dr. Barry Hammond

8:15 a.m.      Occlusion, Joint Stability, and Temporomandibular Disorders – Dr. Okeson

9:45 a.m.      Break

10:00 a.m.    Lecture Resumes

Noon             Noon Luncheon with Dr. Okeson and Presentation of College of Dental Medicine Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award

1:15 p.m.       Lecture Resumes

3:15 p.m.       Adjourn


Jeffrey P. Okeson
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