American Alliance of TMD Organizations

TMD Alliance Newsletter - April 2013
Volume 1, Number 1
Newsletter Subjects
TMD Supports Craniomandibular Care
CRANIO - A New Name
CRANIO - Current Issue

TMD Alliance
Founded in 1995 on behalf of patients' well-being, the American Alliance of TMD Organizations' mission is to support and protect the right and freedom of clinicians to practice in the field of TMD within the scope of their care, skill, judgment, and scientific information.

The American Alliance of TMD Organizations has been created to represent the broad interests of professional organizations and their member practitioners who understand the importance of effective diagnosis and treatment of cranio-oro-facial disorders.

The following is a newsletter with information relating to how we are working to support you and your patient's ability to receive the quality TMD care that you render.
Recent News 
A challenge by the Ordre des dentistes du Québec for dental care of craniomandibular disorders utilizing occlusal based treatment. 
"Since most of the temporomandibular joint disorders observed in clinics have no known etiology, their treatment should be based on the biopsychosocial model and the use of reversible and non-invasive therapies."  For full article click here.

A response was made by your American Alliance of TMD Organizations.
"... the TMD Alliance is in opposition to the philsophy proposed by Dr. Charles S. Greene regarding the sole use of Bio-Psycho-Social treatment for TMJ disorders and holds that occlusion can be a causative factor in TMD.  We request you re-consider the restriction being placed upon dentists in Quebec and invite you to also consider a broader reasonable guidline as our Alliance members have come to adopt."  For full response click here..
The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice - A New Name
Cranio Jan 2013 For 30 years, CRANIO, The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice has remained the oldest and largest journal in the world devoting its entire emphasis to the reporting of temporomandibular disorders. In January 2013, CRANIO became CRANIO, The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice. CRANIO now includes articles on all aspects of sleep medicine while remaining committed to its original purpose of furthering the knowledge of temporomandibular disorders. Learn More.
The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice - January 2013
Volume 31, Number 1
  • A Possible Case of Eagle's Syndrome from an Italian Ossuary ... View Article 

  • Application of a Cephalometric Method to the Temporomandibular Joint in ... View Article 

  • Eagle's Syndrome: Signs and Symptoms  View Article 

  • Evaluation of the Effects of Temporomandibular Joint Disc Displacement and ...  View Article 

  • Features of Temporomandibular Disorders in Fibromyalgia Syndrome View Article 

  • Osteochondroma of the Right Coronoid Process (Jacob Disease): A Case ... View Article 

  • Reproducibility of Condyle Position and Influence of Splint Therapy on ... View Article 

  • Special Consideration Regarding the Assessment and Management of Patients Being ... View Article 

  • The Influence of Craniofacial Morphology on Mandibular Border Movements View Article
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