Impact of TMJ radiographs on clinician decision making.

  title={Impact of TMJ radiographs on clinician decision making.},
  author={Stuart C. White and Andrew G Pullinger},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  volume={79 3},
OBJECTIVES This study examined the influence of lateral and frontal temporomandibular joint tomograms on the initial diagnosis and treatment plan of patients having facial or preauricular pain or temporomandibular joint disorders. STUDY DESIGN Five or six general dentists, all with experience in treating patients with disorders of the temporOmandibular joint, examined records of 105 patients from a university-based orofacial pain clinic. The examiners proposed a diagnosis and treatment plan… CONTINUE READING