Orthodontics and Temporomandibular Disorders: A Curriculum Proposal for Postgraduate Programs
journal contributionposted on 2013-11-01, 00:00 authored by Charles S. Greene, John Stockstill, Donald Rinchuse, Sanjivan Kandasamy
In a previous paper, the authors reported the results of a survey of all American and Canadian orthodontic postgraduate programs to determine how the topics of occlusion, temporomandibular joint and temporomandibular disorders were currently being taught. Based on the finding of considerable diversity among those programs, we decided to write a TMD curriculum proposal which would be compatible with and satisfy the current curriculum guidelines for postgraduate orthodontic programs. These guidelines arise from a combination of the ADA/CODA published requirements and the July, 2010 American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) written guide for the Phase II examination. The proposed curriculum, which is based on the latest scientific evidence in the TMD field, provides program directors with a template for covering these subjects thoroughly. At the same time, they can focus on all of the related orthodontic issues, so that their future graduates will be prepared to deal with patients who either present with or later develop TMD problems.
Publisher StatementNOTICE: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedic, Vol 142, Issue 1, (July 2012) DOI: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2012.02.022