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TMJA's Seventh Scientific Meeting

On September 7-9, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland, scientists, clinicians, and patients took part in our Seventh Scientific Meeting, Genetic, Epigenetic, and Mechanistic Studies of Temporomandibular Disorders and Overlapping Pain Conditions.

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FDA Recall Alert: DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System

The DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Distraction System is an implant used to lengthen and/or stabilize the lower jawbone (mandibular body) and the side of the lower jaw (ramus). This device is used in pediatric and adult patients to correct birth (congenital) or post-traumatic defects of the jaw by gradually lengthening the bone (distraction).

New Science Funding Opportunities Inspired by TMJA Advocacy

Check Out These Two New Science Funding Opportunities Inspired by TMJA Advocacy 1. The Biology of the Temporomandibular Joint In our May 2013 issue of TMJ News Bites we reported that the NIH convened a round-table meeting to

Let’s hear it for Mindfulness Meditation!

The National Institutes of Health re-established a cross-institute Pain Consortium about a decade ago to increase pain research and promote inter-institute collaboration. The consortium holds annual symposia and invites young investigators to submit post

ORTHOGNATHIC

  • Jun 18, 2014

Orthognathic surgery basically involves cutting the jaw bones and repositioning them to a desired alignment.

An abstract in the November 2009 issue of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics entitled, Orthognathic treatment and temporomandibular disorders: A systematic review, Part 2: Signs and symptoms and met-anaylses  stated "Although orthognathic surgery should not be advocated solely for the treating of TMD, patients having orthognatic treatment for correction of their dentofacial deformities and who are also suffering from TMD appear more likely to see improvement in their signs and symptoms than deterioration.

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