Patient safety must be an essential component of high quality oral health care, but how do you know that your dentist is providing an environment that decreases your risk of injury or harm during the delivery of that care? It is important to look for “Red… Read More »Finding a Safe Dental Practice
TMJ Healing Plan Drawing on >20 years as a physical therapist, training in head, neck and jaw pain, and work with dental and medical experts, Cynthia Peterson explains a 10-step process that addresses the root causes and contributing factors of TMJ disorders. Her simple… Read More »TMJ Disorder Reading List
What is a patient advocate and how can they possibly help you with your TMJ journey. “Patient Advocate” is a very broad title that encompasses many types of services for patients. This article might give you some ideas of what type of patient advocate might… Read More »Do You Need a Patient Advocate?
As a patient with TMJ disorder and/or chronic facial pain, I have the right to: Have my physicians and/or providers listen to and consider my symptoms as serious issues. Be an active participant in my healthcare solution. A comprehensive examination that addresses my functional… Read More »TMJD and Related Disorder’s Patient Bill of Rights
ADA- The American Dental Association ADHESION- An adhesion is a band of scar tissue that binds together two anatomic surfaces which are normally separated from each other. ANKYLOSIS– Ankylosis refers to the partial or complete inability to open the mouth which results in functional and… Read More »TMJ Disorder Glossary