TMD Course Schedule

TMD Instructional Methods:
Lectures, demonstration and labs, and case studies.

Course ​​Schedule:

Day 1 – Class Schedule

 

 
7:30 – 8:00 Registration
8:00 – 8:45 Lecture 1 – Introduction – historical perspective of physical therapy and dental roles in TMD care/introduction to the LPTMJ evaluation format/TMD categories
8:45 – 10:00 Lecture 2 – Anatomy and arthrokinematics of the temporomandibular joint/clinical relevance of anatomy as it affects function of the TMJs
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 10:45 Lecture 3 – The exam process from the outside to the inside/examination of scars, skeletal class, labial frenulum, tongue, and dentition as indicators of TMD dysfunction
10:45 – 11:15 LAB 1 – Examination of scars, skeletal class, labial frenulum, tongue, and dentition as indicators of TMD dysfunction
11:15 – 12:00 Lecture 4 – Staging/categories of temporomandibular joint dysfunction/where’s the disc?
12:00 – 1:00                      Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 Lecture 5 – Joint compression tests and testing of the temporomandibular ligament
1:30 – 2:15 LAB 2 – Joint compression tests and testing of the temporomandibular ligament
2:15 – 2:45 Lecture 6 – Assessing range of motion (ROM) of the TMJ
2:45 – 3:15 LAB 3A – Graphing ROM of the TMJ
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 3:45 Lecture 7 – Assessing ROM of the sub occipital area and atlas
3:45 – 4:00 LAB 3B – Assessing ROM of the suboccipital area and atlas
4:00 – 4:20 Lecture 8 – Provocation testing of the facial musculature
4:20 – 4:40 LAB 4 – Provocation testing of the facial musculature
4:40 – 5:30 Lecture 9 – 3D association of the head/neck and occlusion
Day 2 – Class Schedule  
   
8:00 – 8:15          Questions from Day 1
8:15 – 8:30 Lecture 10 – Palpation part 1, palpation of the face, pts 1 – 11
8:30  – 9:00 LAB 5 – Point 1 – 11
9:00  –  9:15 Lecture 11 – Palpation part 2, Rocabado points 1 –8
9:15 – 9:45 LAB 6 – Rocabado points 1 – 8
9:45 – 10:00 Lecture 12 – Palpation part 3, Palpation of the neck and suboccipital triangle
10:20 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:00 Demonstration of the TMD exam
11:00 – 11:30 Lecture 13 Treatment of TMD – day parafunction/teaching TMJ arthrokinematics
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch* (*Please note the shortened lunch break-The speaker recommends bringing a prepared lunch and eating during the lecture).
12:30 – 1:00 Lecture 14 – Manual mobilization of the TMJs
 1:00  – 1:30 LAB 8 Mobilization of the TMJs
 1:30 – 2:00 Lecture 15 – Self mobilization of the TMJ using tongue blades / use of the helicoidal device
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:00 Lecture 16 – Managing disc displacement without reduction (ddwor)
3:00 – 3:30 Lecture 17 Addressing the head and neck
3:30 – 3:45 LAB 9 Rocabado technique for atlas correction
4:00 – 5:00 Lecture 18 Occlusal intervention and splints for TMD management
5:00                   Adjourn