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Saturday, April 25, 2020

9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. | 5.5 Credits

Georgia School of Orthodontics - Atlanta

8200 Roberts Drive, Suite 550 | Atlanta, GA 30350

Lunch and tour of the clinic will be provided from noon – 1:00 PM

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    Course Audience: Dental and Medical Professionals

    Course Type: Lecture

    Static and Functional Anatomy of the Masticatory System and Basic Diagnostic Approaches in TMD/Orofacial Pain

    Course Description.

    Diagnosis and appropriate management of TMD/Orofacial Pain problems is dependent upon an evidence-based understanding of the pathophysiological signs and symptoms with which patients present. This continuing education course presentation will provide the participant with a comprehensive review of the static and functional anatomy of the masticatory system, and also provide a generalized as well as specific approach to understanding and implementing appropriate, evidence-based patient care. Additionally, participants will be led through a comprehensive head and neck examination highlighting various anatomical features that are routinely a part of the proper diagnosis of TMD/Orofacial Pain. Finally, diagnostic and management protocols will be discussed, and triage procedures will be recommended, especially those relative to physical medicine.

    Learning Objectives
    On completion of this course, the clinician should be able to:
    1. Define and use appropriate terminology in the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders.
    2. Conceptually understand and practically implement acceptable decision analysis in diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders.
    3. Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate therapy recommendations relative to the chief complaint and preliminary diagnosis.
    4. Discuss and define the anatomy, histology, and physiology of the masticatory system and related cervical components.
    5. Apply principles related to the anatomy, histology, and physiology of the TMJ to orthodontic practice.
    6. Define and describe the relationship between anatomical features of the TMJ and mandibular movement.
    7. Make a differential diagnosis of TM Disorders.
    About the Presenter
    John W. Stockstill, DDS, MS

    Dr. John W. Stockstill attended the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and received a Bachelor of Science (’73) in Pre-Dentistry. After completing his doctorate in Dental Surgery (’75) from Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Dentistry he served for two years in the U.S. Public Health/U.S. Coast Guard as a staff dentist (rank of Lieutenant) and received an honorable discharge in 1977.

    Dr. Stockstill attended the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine as a Neuromuscular Research in Clinical Dentistry Fellow and completed his M.S. in Oral Sciences and Certificate in Temporomandibular Disorders/Orofacial Pain in 1987. He served as Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1994. He entered the Orthodontic Residency at the UNMC College of Dentistry and received his Certificate in Orthodontics in 1996. Later he joined the faculty at Creighton University School of Dentistry where he served as Associate professor until 2001, when he joined the Medical College of Georgia College of Dental Medicine as Director of Orthodontic Research and Director of undergraduate orthodontic curriculum.

    In 2012 he joined the faculty of the ECU School of Dental Medicine as Division Director of Orthodontics and as Director of Curicula in Orthodontics as well as TMD/Orofacial Pain. After successfully developing the Orthodontic and TMD/Orofacial Pain curicula at ECU, Stockstill was recruited by Seton Hill University to serve as Professor of Orthodontics and TMD/Orofacial Pain within the Center for Orthodontics’ residency program.

    He serves as the Associate Editor of the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, is a past Chairman of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Special Interest Group for Temporomandibular Disorders/Orofacial Pain and is a founding member of the Association of University Temporomandibular Disorder/Orofacial Pain Programs.

    Dr. Stockstill has edited, authored and co-authored numerous scientific journals and textbooks, holds patents for orthodontic instruments, and has presented orthodontic lectures at the local, regional and international levels. He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, and Omicron Kappa Upilson (Alpha-Alpha chapter), and is a Diplomate (Board certified) in the American Board of Orthodontics.


    Physical Therapist Role in the Management of Temporomandibular Disorder, Headache and Facial Pain with Cervical Spine Considerations

    Course Description.

    Sources of headache and facial pain are multifactorial. This presentation will focus on cervical spine disorder (CSD) and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) as two musculoskeletal sources for headache and facial pain. Mechanism of pain referral from the cervical spine contributing to cephalic symptoms and masticatory muscle pain will be reviewed. An accurate diagnosis of TMD is essential to guide treatment. The majority of patients suffering from CSD and TMD will respond to conservative and conventional treatments. Physical therapist management of CSD and TMD will assist the medical and dental professionals in achieving the best treatment outcomes for patients suffering from CSD, TMD, headache and facial pain.

    Learning Objectives
    On completion of this course, the clinician should be able to:
    1. Understand pertinent anatomy of the cervical spine contributing to neck pain.
    2. Describe the mechanism of pain referral from the cervical spine to the head, jaw and ear areas.
    3. Implement a screening examination for cervical spine disorder.
    4. Examine the evidence linking neck pain to temporomandiubular disorder.
    5. Acknowledge various treatment options for cervical spine disorder and temporomandibular disorder.
    6. Recognize the role of a physical therapist in the treatment for common cervical spine disorder and temporomandibular disorder.
    About the Presenter
    Steve Kraus, PT, OCS, MTC, CCTT, CODN

    Steve Kraus earned his physical therapy degree in 1975 from Wichita State University, Wichita Kansas. In 1993, he received the Distinguished Physical Therapy Alumni Award. Wichita State University, Wichita Kansas and in 2004, Mr. Kraus was honored by the Physical Therapy

    Association of Georgia, as a pioneer / contributor to the physical therapy profession. Mr. Kraus is an Adjunct Associate Professor for the Division of Physical Therapy Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta Georgia. He is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS), is certified in Manual Therapy (MTC), is a Certified Cervical Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT) and is certified in Orofacial Dry Needling (CODN).

    Steve Kraus maintains his enthusiasm for education. He has been invited to teach his TMD and cervical spine courses to over 300 private practices, hospitals, universities, conferences, and chapters/sections of the American Physical Therapy Association. He has been invited to speak to over 85 dental organizations to include such prestigious conferences as the 59th Anniversary of the American Equilibration Society, Thomas P Hinman Dental Meeting and the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. He has authored a number of articles published in peer review journals, author and co-authored a number of chapters on temporomandibular and cervical spine disorders appearing in various dental and physical therapy publications and has edited 2 books on the evaluation and treatment of TMD.

    Mr. Kraus is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, founding member and board member of The Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT) and Chair of the Application and CEU Review Committee of the PTBCCT.


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