Evaluation and management of TMDs, Part 1. History, epidemiology, classification, anatomy, and patient evaluation.

Abstract

The study of temporomandibular disorders has undergone many changes throughout its history. Focus on the structure and function of the TMJ continues to improve our understanding of these complex disorders. A more standardized classification system allows practitioners and researchers to discuss findings in a common language. With improved patient evaluation techniques, the clinician can establish a proper working differential diagnosis and begin focusing attention on treatment planning.

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@article{Uyanik2003EvaluationAM, title={Evaluation and management of TMDs, Part 1. History, epidemiology, classification, anatomy, and patient evaluation.}, author={James M Uyanik and Eamonn Murphy}, journal={Dentistry today}, year={2003}, volume={22 10}, pages={140-5} }