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More patients presenting with orofacial pain
May 20, 2022 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for new orofacial pain complaints and related symptoms, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The most common symptoms that providers felt were aggravated in these patients included anxiety, headache, bruxism, pain while chewing, and sleep disturbances. Read More
X-rays reveal man's bruxism-caused apical periodontitis
March 28, 2022 -- Dental x-rays revealed that a healthy 28-year-old man developed apical periodontitis in two teeth following an intense phase of bruxism that lasted about a year, according to a case report published on March 24 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
NIDCR to support TMJ research project with Clemson, MUSC
March 8, 2022 -- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) plans to support a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) research project with Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Read More
What you need to know about bruxism and vitamin D
February 11, 2022 -- The severity of tooth clenching and grinding that patients experience may be associated with their vitamin D levels, according to a study published February 6 in Clinical and Experimental Dental Research. Read More
Case report: Obstructive sleep apnea treated with oral appliance
February 9, 2022 -- Dr. Mark Murphy describes the case of a 43-year-old woman previously diagnosed with temporomandibular joint dysfunction and obstructive sleep apnea. After struggling with other methods, the woman experienced positive results with an oral appliance. Read More
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
Special Feature
Data trends: Are U.S. practices taking more images?

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when taking radiographs as part of a dental examination was commonplace. However, with fears about radiation and changing insurance policies, U.S. practices took fewer images in 2016 than in any recent year. Why? Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the data. Read more.

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Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 25-30
New York City, New York United States