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Statement by NIDCR Acting Director on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report on Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

I am pleased to announce the release of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report, Temporomandibular Disorders: Priorities for Research and Care. As underscored by the comprehensive report, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJDs) are a diverse and still poorly understood set of complex, painful conditions affecting the jaw muscles and tissues, temporomandibular joints, and associated nerves. Clearly, there is much more to be understood, and these conditions continue to confound medical and dental health care providers and researchers.

New Report on Temporomandibular Disorders: Priorities for Research and Care

With support from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine appointed a committee to address the current state of knowledge regarding TMD research, education and training, safety and efficacy of clinical treatments, and associated burden and costs.

Have you seen the film Dark Waters?

The Film. Dark Waters is about attorney Robert Billott's real-life 20 year legal battle against DuPont chemical for releasing toxic waste - perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA - into Parkersburg, West Virginia's water supply, with devastating health effects on the townspeople and livestock. PFOA, also known as C8, is a man-made chemical. It is used in the process of making Teflon and similar chemicals known as fluorotelomers.

Online TMD Diet Diary Research Project

Online TMD Diet Diary Research Project The TMJ Association received the following request from Professor Justin Durham and his research team at Newcastle University. We encourage TMJ patients to participate in this project as it is an under researched

Drug Induced Bruxism

The authors of this article state that orofacial movement disorders (bruxism) are treated typically by dental professionals and not by those specialists (neurologists) researching and treating the other movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, tremors, etc.). Again, this is more evidence of the complexity of TMD and the need for multidisciplinary research and treatment in TMD.

Support TMJ Advocacy

  • Jan 24, 2017

The TMJ Association is the only patient advocacy organization fighting for the best science that will lead to greater understanding of Temporomandibular and related disorders and safe and effective treatments. We need YOUR help in these efforts.

Please consider contributing to the TMJ Association; we offer a number of ways you can do this. If you are already a member of the TMJA family you have our heartfelt thanks. We invite everyone to join us in changing the face of TMJ.

General Donation

Donate online via our donation service, GiveDirect,   Paypal, or by check.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

Federal government employees, our CFC# is 12102. Please designate The TMJ Association as your charity. We all know one federal employee. Ask your postal carrier if they have a special charity and if not, you may educate them about the needs of TMJ patients and ask them to designate the TMJA. Also, you may have family members or friends serving in the military who would welcome the opportunity to support the TMJA.

The TMJA currently participates in the following state contribution campaigns: California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin. Please designate a gift by writing The TMJ Association on the form.

Corporate Donor Programs/United Way

These programs are a great way to show your support for our mission. Simply write in The TMJ Association on your donor form. Many companies have a matching charitable contribution program. Ask if yours will match your contribution to the TMJA.

Other Ways to Donate Online  

AmazonSmile

If you purchase items from Amazon you can now help raise money for The TMJ Association with every purchase.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The TMJ Association. It's like regular Amazon but with the wonderful opportunity to help raise money for us.

iGive

With over 700 stores in the iGive Mall, access to hundreds of exclusive coupons, free shipping deals and sales, iGive is the smart way to shop. Up to 26% of each purchase benefits The TMJ Association at no cost to you! Join iGive at www.iGive.com/TMJA.  

Facebook Causes

Support the TMJA on Facebook Causes.  

eBay Giving Works

Buy and sell on eBay Giving Works to support The TMJ Association. As a seller, you can opt for a portion of your sale to be donated to The TMJ Association. As buyers, you can look for items that support a great cause!  Click here to shop or sell on eBay to support The TMJ Association. 

Donate By Searching! What Could Be Easier?

Use GoodSearch.com for your next internet search and enter TMJ Association under "Who Do You GoodSearch For?" Every time you use GoodSearch money is generated for The TMJ Association. Every completed search raises approximately $0.01 for us! And since GoodSearch is powered by Yahoo, you will get proven, high-quality search results.

Donate Your Vehicle

The TMJA participates in the vehicle donation program for nonprofits. Click here to learn more.

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