General Dentist, Practicing in Oakland, Nebraska, USA
*Corresponding Author: James Brosnihan, General Dentist, Practicing in Oakland, Nebraska, USA.
Received: November 03, 2017; Published: November 09, 2017
Citation: James Brosnihan. “US TMJ Philosophies: A History and Perspective”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 1.6 (2018).
Depending on what decade a current U.S. dentist graduated, their personal Temporalmandibular joint and occlusal philosophy has probably evolved radically from their dental school occlusion course. Every current practicing dentist has probably encountered an enlightening continuation course that opens new horizons to him or her that totally changes what was previously accepted as fact. These courses are very affecting and a new zeal fills the practitioner that opens whole new horizons intellectually, emotionally, and financially that border on religious and installs a feeling of ownership to this new philosophy and to that philosophy’s corresponding dental organization or institute. It is the purpose of these courses to indoctrinate practitioners how to establish proper occlusion, to eliminate predisposing factors which cause TMD (Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction) and how to treat acute TMD.
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