TREATMENT OFFERS HOPE

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By Risto Hurme, DDS For over 30 years, with a special focus on treating TMD disorders, we try to educate as much as we can about TMJ, with case histories, articles, and other sources of information. TMD has been implicated in movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease Could Parkinson’s disease actually be an advanced stage of TMD … [Read more...]

CRANIO-MANDIBULAR DYSFUNCTION – “CMD”

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CRANIO-MANDIBULAR DYSFUNCTION – “CMD” By Lynn Lipskis, DDS, FAACP, DAACP The good news is that some patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s can see a reduction in symptoms if there is a TMJ component to the symptoms. I met with Jo Rosen at the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) 28th Annual Convention in July of last year. … [Read more...]

DENTAL APPLIANCES and SLEEP APNEA, WEIGHT CONTROL and ACCIDENT PREVENTION

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DENTAL APPLIANCES CAN HELP PEOPLE WITH SLEEP APNEA TO IMPROVE SLEEP, CONTROL WEIGHT AND PREVENT ACCIDENTS David Shirazi, D.D.S. M.S L.Ac., a sleep-disordered breathing expert During NBC’S “Biggest Loser”, each contestant was awarded an overnight sleep study, and doctors found that a whopping 16 of the 22 contestants were diagnosed with … [Read more...]

Dr. Brendan C. Stack DDS MS

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Brendan C. Stack, DDS, MS, has limited his practice in Northern Virginia, a suburb of Washington D.C., to craniofacial pain and TMJ disorders for the past 45 years. He is the Tufts University 2003 recipient of the "Lifetime Achievement Award" for his years of contributions to this area. He has published peer reviewed literature on the long-term … [Read more...]

CMD: A MOVEMENT DISORDER

CMD: A Movement Disorder - PRO newsletter Sept 2013

Cranio-Mandibular Disorder (CMD) is a movement disorder of the masticatory or chewing system characterized, among other symptoms, by teeth grinding and clenching during sleep as well as wakefulness. Cranio-Mandibular Disorder is dependent or controlled by several factors. There is no simple cause-effect relationship between a single factor and … [Read more...]

RETOOLING FOR ACCURACY

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By:  Jo Rosen With tremendous gratitude, I say once again how privileged I was to be an invited guest of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain at their 28th Annual convention in San Diego on July 26th through the 28th.  I learned so much. For the last three to four years we have been publishing information on symptoms that were categorized as … [Read more...]

CRANIO-MANDIBULAR DISORDER – “CMD”

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By Lynn Lipskis, DDS, FAACP, DAACP I met with Jo Rosen the weekend of July 27th at the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) 28th Annual Convention. During our conversation, she mentioned the concept of not referring to Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD) as such, and that she thought that it was better described as Cranio Mandibular … [Read more...]