Course VI

Practical TMJ Therapy

Diagnosis and Treatment of TMD Patients

Presented by Dr. JW Skip Truitt BS, DDS
A definitive course dedicated to a simple and practical approach to TMJ therapy.

This seminar will cover:

  • Review the anatomy of the head, neck and TMJ
  • Diagnosis of internal and external derangements
  • Classification of derangements
  • Splint construction and adjustment
  • TMJ medications and nutrition
  • Physical therapy — in office and at home
  • Long term retention.
  • Stabilization and finishing of the TMJ:
    • Orthodontics including the ALF
    • Re-treatment of TMD previous orthodontic cases
    • Reconstruction and Adult Twin Block Therapy
    • Equilibration

“The course was hard work but extremely practical. Skip has a way of compartmentalizing things which make it easier to understand. Anyone interested in TMD who wants a comprehensive oversight of how to diagnose and treat these often difficult patients will find the course more than helpful. I really enjoyed it. What a great way to spend a weekend!” –– Philip J E Lang LDS, RCS (England), MGDS, RCS (England) 
 

“Dr Truitt’s new classification system for TMD greatly simplifies my diagnosis and treatment procedures. Once again a clear concise and comprehensive explanation and description of a complex clinical subject. Highly informative and instructive.” –– Dr James Lewis MO (USA)

Practical TMD Therapy

Truitt Classification of Internal Derangements

Self Reducing Non Reducing
TYPE I
Tracking
GRADE I
Pivotal Splint
TYPE II
Mandibular Repositioning Only
GRADE II
Synarthritic Joint
TYPE III
Mandibular Repositioning with Splint Therapy
GRADE III
Surgery

 

Type II

 

Grade I

 

Type III

 

Grade II