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2017 Annual Session Conference

AS17B39A - Mechanobehavioral Score to Assess TMJ Health


Apr 24, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 24, 2017 8:30am


Description

We are using ecologically valid approaches to understand why some temporomandibular joints (TMJ) break-down and others do not. These approaches combine measurements to attain a “mechanobehavioral score” that assesses TMJ health and predicts potential for degenerative change and repair. The knowledge from this work should eventually lead to specific evidence-based preventive and therapeutic management strategies for TMD.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define component factors that contribute to mechanobehavioral scores and how these are measured for personalized TMJ assessment.
  • Distinguish differences between sub-groups of people with and without temporomandibular disorders.
  • Evaluate technologies for characterizing jaw mechanics and behaviors.

Speaker(s):

Disclosures

  • Jeffrey Nickel, DMD, MS, PhD : Financial Interest

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