Sowmya Ananthan, DMDLecture
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*
This presentation is aimed at general dentists as well as specialists. The objective is to give an overview of conditions that affect the TMJ and the masticatory muscles.
As a result of attending this class, you will be able to:
- Identify anatomy of the TMJ
- Review the masticatory muscles
- Differential diagnosis: muscle vs. joint
- Diagnostic tests for each condition and management
- Diagnose the various presentations of TMD’s and make appropriate referrals when indicated.
Sowmya Anathan is a graduate of the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, earning both her DMD and MSD degrees there. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from India. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.
Dr. Ananthan teaches in the Division of Orofacial Pain at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, in Newark, NJ, where she supervises the residents providing clinical care to patients with complex orofacial pain problems. She is also the Assistant Program & Clinic Director of the Post-Graduate Orofacial Pain Program. She treats patients at the Rutgers Health faculty practice in New Brunswick and Newark, NJ as well as in her private practice in Red Bank, NJ.
Dr. Ananthan is an examiner with the American Board of Orofacial Pain and serves as a reviewer for many journals, in addition to being extensively published. Her areas of research include orofacial neuropathic pain, novel therapeutic modalities such as topical medications for the treatment of neuropathic pain and TMD’s, new injection techniques such as the twin nerve block for the management of masticatory myofascial pain. She is a mentor to many residents in the Master’s program, helping them with their research projects and thesis preparation and defense. She has presented abstracts at many national and international level meetings.
- Dr. Ananthan has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Sunday, September 10, 2023
The dental professional
11:00am – 1:00pm Pacific Standard time
*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 35 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.
Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.
As a continuing education provider, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.
Cancellation and Refunds
For this live webinar, a registration refund will be issued for cancellations received by Sunday, September 10, 2023. Registration will remain open until the webinar begins – NO REFUNDS will be accepted once the webinar has begun. Cancellations must be received in email to email@example.com The cancellation request must include: the name of the course, name of the person registered, name of the person requesting the cancellation, and the reason for the cancellation.
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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 ACDE member schools.
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.