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Continuing Dental Education

New Perspectives on TMD: A Diagnostic Challenge – live webinar

Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series

This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*


Course Description

Temporomandibular disorders have many concepts associated with them, some of which are supported by sound data and some of which are not. This complexity arises from the many problems that can be arise with masticatory function. In order to effectively manage and treat TMD, the clinician must be able to recognize these disorders from other orofacial pain disorders. Highlighting facts and fantasies related to the etiology of TMD, as well as discussing the diagnostic challenges thereof, will be the focus of this presentation.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe five potential risk factors for TMD.
  • Identify how dental therapy may influence TMD.
  • Describe the relationship of bruxism to TMD.
  • Explain the importance of taking an accurate history for the TMD patient.


Dr. Jeffrey OkesonDr. Jeffrey Okeson is Professor and Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He founded in the College’s Orofacial Pain Program in 1977. Dr. Okeson has more than 240 publications in the area of occlusion, TM disorders and orofacial pain in various national and international journals. He has also written two major textbooks translated into twelve foreign languages and widely used throughout the world. Dr. Okeson is an active member of many TMD and orofacial pain organizations holding many offices and serving on numerous committees and boards. He is a very sought-after lecturer on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain and has presented more than 1300 invited lectures on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain in all 50 states and in 59 different countries. He has received numerous teaching awards including “The International Dentist of the Year Award” from the Academy of Dentistry International. This is the highest award recognized by this Academy and was given to him in recognition of his worldwide efforts in providing education in the area of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.

Course Logistics

Friday, March 19, 2021

Online Webinar

Professional Dental Community

8:00am – 10:00am Pacific Standard time


2 hours

*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.


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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.