The Management of Temporomandibular Dysfunction - A Surgeon’s Perspective

9th December 2021, 19:00 to 20:00 GMT



This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the non-surgical and surgical management of temporomandibular dysfunction especially as it relates to the common jaw joint complaints encountered in surgical practice. It will describe the TMJ multidisciplinary team concept, as well as a proposed treatment algorithm for the management of TMD, from arthrocentesis and arthroscopy to total joint replacement. The presentation will be interactive and feature clinical cases and videos designed to highlight the didactic content.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, the participant should be able to:

  1. Give an overview of TMJ anatomy and imaging modalities
  2. Discuss the TMJ multidisciplinary team concept
  3. Outline a treatment algorithm for the management of temporomandibular dysfunction
  4. Describe the etiology and surgical management of common TMJ complaints e.g. clicking jaw joints and TMJ dislocation

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Mr. N. Shaun Matthews BDS, FDS, MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (OMFS)

Dr. Nigel Shaun Matthews joined the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2020, as Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He previously held the position of Director of Telehealth and Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of North Carolina, Adams School of Dentistry. He completed his specialist training at Canniesburn Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland and developed a specific interest in both temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and facial deformity surgery.

Dr. Matthews is well-known for his expertise in the surgical management of TMJ pathology. In addition to editing the text book entitled “Dislocation of the Temporomandibular Joint: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management”, Dr. Matthews has written several book chapters and over 40 peer reviewed articles on TMJ-related subjects. His lectureship commitments have included delivering international webinars, presentations and courses throughout Europe, North America, Australia, India, Brazil and the Caribbean. He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh, as well as a member of the American and European Society of TMJ Surgeons. His work on jaw joint replacement surgery has been extensively cited in several international journals and newspapers, as well as the BBC News.


1 Hour

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