Temporomandibular disorders: a practical screening process.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • The one-page screening process presented is efficient and easy to complete (Fig. 12). Other TMD screening forms and processes provide equally valid classification and prediction. Screening systems like the TMJ Scale have been validated by extensive epidemiological application and can be used if greater reliability is desired. Regardless of the screening process used, additional history review and clinical examination are indicated for all potential TMD patients before diagnosis. For therapy to be efficacious, the number and variety of disorders require various treatment modalities. A screening process can be incorporated easily into dental practice and is a safeguard against overlooking these dysfunctional problems while other oral health needs are met.
  • Author List

  • Kinderknecht KE; Thomas CA
  • Start Page

  • 546
  • End Page

  • 552
  • Volume

  • 43
  • Issue

  • 6