Description of the course
The PASC ® "Cranial Considerations: “TMJ - The hidden imposter” course provides a theoretical basis of impact of the TMJ on the body. The concept of "optimal functional position” ®, (OFP) is based on the orthodontic application of “centric relation". This concept is incorporated into the existing "TMJ" treatment. Thorough anatomy, physiology and pathology of the joint are discussed.
Understanding of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of TMJ. Understanding of the effects of dysfunction to both the cranial system and the whole body. Understand the relevance of the “sacral respiratory” systems and Craniosacral aspect of the TMJ in relationship the pelvis. Understand the structure of the “stomatognathic system” (SGS) and its role in the effect on TMJ. Relate the anatomy and physiology of the Temporomandibular Joint and normal operation of the TMJ. Appreciate the effects of TMD (Temporomandibular Dysfunction), structurally, neurologically and hormonally on the body. Consider and evaluate signs and symptoms of TMD.
Evaluate a TMJ using various assessment techniques. To provide treatment of TMD in a fast and effective manner. Assess TMD in the context of referral to allied health practitioner.
Learn about the dental concepts that affect TMJ and how these can be cause issues in the treatment when not corrected properly. Incorporate new techniques to improve treatment outcomes. Learn dental terminology to assist in communicating with the dental field.