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Chronic TMDs linked to worse quality of life
November 18, 2021 -- Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) can have an impact on oral health-related quality of life, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The association was worse for patients with chronic, painful TMDs. Read More
Woman's 35 years of pain and the dark history of a TMJ implant
September 28, 2021 -- A woman spent 35 years with severe pain due to the placement of a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) prosthetic device, and her case illustrates why these implants were destined to be recalled in 1991, according to a perspective article published on September 27 in the Journal of Pain Research. Read More
Clinicians in Japan use navigation system for TMJ surgery
September 16, 2021 -- Clinicians in Japan successfully performed a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis surgery on a pediatric patient using a computer-assisted navigation system, according to details published on September 10 in the Journal of Medical Case Reports. Read More
New paper highlights steps to change TMD treatment
August 17, 2021 -- The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have recommended overhauling temporomandibular disorder (TMD) treatment. An August 13 article published in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology highlights the recommendations and steps taken to address them. Read More
Rise in adverse events for TMJ implants prompts FDA update
June 21, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 17 released updated information about temporomandibular disorder and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) implants, including the number of reported adverse events and ways the agency is engaging with patients. Read More
TMD linked to exposure to violence in children
April 29, 2021 -- Adolescents who report temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain and jaw dysfunction are more often exposed to violence, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Read More
Nexa3D releases large-format dental 3D printer
April 6, 2021 -- Nexa3D has launched a new dental lab 3D printer called NXD200. Read More
Physicians issue consensus on odontogenic sinusitis
March 24, 2021 -- An international research team has issued a consensus statement on diagnosing the underrecognized infection of odontogenic sinusitis. The review was published online February 17 in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. Read More
COVID-19 pandemic spurs stress-related dental conditions
March 5, 2021 -- Dentists are seeing an increase in patients experiencing dental conditions associated with stress, such as teeth grinding, cracked teeth, and temporomandibular joint disorder symptoms, according to new poll data released by the ADA on March 2. Read More
Researchers warn of jaw training device
March 2, 2021 -- U.K. researchers are warning the dental community about a "face and neck toning" device called Jawzrsize, cautioning that it may produce negative effects, in a letter published on February 26 in the British Dental Journal. Read More
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