TMJ: Craniofacial Pain and Dysfunction

TMJ: Craniofacial Pain and Dysfunction
This hands-on course is designed for Dentists.

Course Overview

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction can affect the quality of life for sufferers, especially if symptoms become chronic. Long term, persistent pain can be debilitating, hence accurate diagnosis is important to ensure the appropriate treatment is undertaken. This course will provide insight into the dysfunction and assist the general dentist with diagnosing, treating, and monitoring pain associated with TMJ.

This course will cover the below topics and provide participants with the opportunity to watch live demonstrations and apply key learnings through a hands-on component. 

  • Understanding what’s normal and identifying dysfunction
  • Bruxism: diagnosis or a sign of something more sinister?
  • TMD diagnosis and classification
  • Practical component: basic hands-on diagnostic assessment
  • Demystifying occlusal splint therapy
  • Physiotherapy treatment and management of TMD and craniofacial pain
  • Is it the jaw? Other sources of TMJ pain


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Summarise normal function and anatomy of the TMJ
  • Identify pathology and dysfunction of the TMJ 
  • Identify signs of bruxism and determine how to best manage individual cases 
  • Demonstrate how to quickly assess musculoskeletal signs and symptoms in the dental chair
  • Summarise the various treatment options a general dentist can utilise
  • Determine when to consider a collaborative team approach
  • Describe the role and purpose of splint therapy or occlusal treatment
  • Summarise the role of physiotherapy in the management and treatment of musculoskeletal aspects of TMD
  • Summarise referred pain and other sources of TMJ type pain


Presenter biography

Dr Adam Teo

Dr. Adam Teo graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health and Graduate Diploma of Dentistry from Griffith University in 2010. He has since worked in many different facilities within Queensland Health, including Caboolture and Redcliffe Hospitals, Pine Rivers Community Centre and at multiple school facilities. Within these 10 years, he has got involved in all different specialties and aspects of dentistry but became passionate for the basic fundamentals of helping people and gaining their trust in a profession which can make people very anxious. He currently supervises UQ dental students at the Oral Health Centre in Herston.

Adam took a special interest in a more uncommon area of dentistry in sleep medicine and realised the lack of awareness in the general public of how the common snoring issue can lead to many medical problems. He has since devoted his time to understanding thoroughly the field of sleep medicine and to help people improve their quality of life both medically and emotionally.

Adam is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA), Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and Sleep Health Foundation and keeps up to date with the latest dental knowledge by regular attendance at various seminars and conferences. He currently is undergoing his Masters of Science in Medicine (Sleep Medicine) through the University of Sydney.


Event Pricing

ADA Member Dentist - $390
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate - $295
Non-Member Dentist - $525


CPD Points

6 Scientific hours

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9/24/2021 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
ADAQ Function Centre 22 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA

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