Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and similar TMJ pathology such as idiopathic condylar resorptions (ICR) are conditions known to alter condylar growth and dentofacial development resulting in severe malocclusions. This lecture will discuss differences and similarities of the two conditions as well as the diagnostic criteria. Furthermore, treatment objectives are reviewed.
Possess knowledge of the influence of the pathologic process to the dentofacial growth and development.
Demonstrate knowledge of treatment options related to JIA.