Manual of Temporomandibular Disorders


Edward F. Wright, DDS, MS, Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain

Book Description

Manual of Temporomandibular Disorders  is a four-color, softcover handbook of information on temporomandibular disorders, an array of medical and dental conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), masticatory muscles, and contiguous structures. The book will provide evidence-based, clinically practical information that allows dentists to diagnose TMD accurately, rule out disorders that mimic TMD (that is, make a differential diagnosis), and provide effective therapy for most patients. This title offers comprehensive coverage in a compact package. The book’s tone is conversational, with a focus on solving TMD problems at chairside. The author’s crisp, engaging writing style allows the clinician to find precise answers quickly, without wading through a morass of detail.

Editorial Reviews


“This is a valuable addition to the library of texts on the subject of aetiology, diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders.The 19 chapters are set out in a reader friendly way and include ‘Quick Consult’ practical information points and ‘Focal Points of factual information. ‘Technical Tips’ suggest ways of handling some diverse clinical situations and guide the reader towards appreciating the significance of symptoms deriving from different sources.The book is well illustrated in colour and will be of interest to those who want to keep up to date with current thoughts on TMD, practitioners who have a special interest in the subject and to all dentists who wish to expand their knowledge.”
British Dental Journal“The major point of interest to the reader is that the book is clearly and distinctly organized in the manner in which a general dental practitioner would assess treat, and manage a patient with TMD in his or her dental office.The author has demonstrated in this book a thorough understanding of TMD and treatment approaches for the dental practitioner. What makes the book unique is the systematically organized approach with which the chapters are presented. The approach, along with a straightforward writing style, makes the book very easy to read and understand. IN addition, there are numerous illustration and figures to assist the reader; the printing and binding are of a high quality.

This book is one of the most straightforward, systematic approaches to understanding and treating TMD that I have read. I found it easy to read and understand and believe it would be so for the general dental practitioner.

The book would be an excellent text for dental students studying TMD and is essential for postgraduate programs, especially AEGD and GPR programs. It is a must reference for all general dental practitioners to have in their practice. I highly recommend the book without reservations.”

Journal of Dental Education

From the Back Cover

This manual is designed to enhance the dentist’s ability to efficiently evaluate and treat patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Manual of Temporomandibular Disorders aims to integrate the scientific literature, clinical trials and clinical experiences into an effective strategy for the dentist. For ease of synthesis, only clinically relevant aspects for the vast majority of temporomandibular disorders are covered. Reader friendly and easy-to-use, the book is structured with five major parts: Initial Evaluation, Common Acute TMD Conditions and Treatments, Occlusal Appliance Therapy, Multi-disciplinary Treatment, and Case Scenarios.The author’s considerable expertise in managing TMD patients has been condensed to provide a methodological approach to assessment and treatment of this challenging and diverse disorder. To support the organization of the clinical regimen, useful appendices are collected at the back of the book, and are also available on-line. These include an initial patient questionnaire along with sample records and consultations.Features include:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Quick Consults, Technical Tips and Focal Points
  • Coverage of disorders that mimic TMD and identification of factors which warrant referral
  • Color photographs and line drawings

As a practical resource, this book is invaluable for students and practitioners working towards the resolution of TMD.

Customer Reviews

This is the best TMD book I have ever read!, March 11, 2005

It is an outstanding evidence-based clinical guide explicitly recommending how dentists can diagnose and best treat the multitude of variances we see among TMD patients.  General dentists can proficiently treat the great majority of TMD patients and Dr. Wright warns to consider referral for the specific situations in which the patient’s condition is beyond most general dentist’s expertise.  I highly recommend all general dentists read this book!

Very handy, September 13, 2005

Very well organized, such that finding information is very easy. The content is very applicable and useful. Four starts just because I find the “quick consult” points unnecessary as the text is quite well put together and the information is easy to find – just picky, I guess.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (February 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813807522
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813807522
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds


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  1. Hi

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