TMJ Disorders and Orofacial Pain


Axel Bumann, D.D.S., Ph. D., Clinical Assistant Professor, DO Craniofacial Sciences and Therapy, UO Southern California, US

Ulrich Lotzmann, D.D.S., Ph. D., Professor and Chair, DO Prosthodontics, Philipps-University, Germany

James Mah, D.D.S., M.Sc, D.M.S.c., Assistant Professor, DO Craniofacial Sciences and Therapy, UO Southern California, US

Book Description

Full name: TMJ Disorders and Orofacial Pain: The Role of Dentistry in a Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Approach

Series: Color Atlas of Dental Medicine

The treatment of temporomandibular disorders requires a multidisciplinary approach, involving the participation of dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, radiologists, and others. This lavishly illustrated text/atlas provides a wealth of valuable information for specialists who need to enhance their understanding of TMJ disorders.TMJ Disorders and Orofacial Pain is the invaluable diagnostic guide all dentists and related specialists need to provide optimize the care and treatment of patients in this condition. It ties together the anatomic, physiologic, and psychological aspects of TMJ to help you confidently reach an accurate diagnosis.MRI has proven to be the most reliable imaging modality for the diagnosis of TMJ disorders. A key benefit of this text is teaching dentists how to interpret MRIs, and also to provide the required knowledge for informed communication with radiologists.Throughout the text, you’ll find exquisitely detailed, full-color photographs which take you step-by-step through the clinical examination of the jaw. The book teaches you how to analyze information as it comes in to select the proper course of treatment based on the patient’s history and clinical data.Written in a clear and easy-to-follow format, the text presents state-of-the-art approaches to managing TMJ disorders. With this book, dentists and related specialists will gain the essential skills and knowledge needed to ensure their patients receive the best possible care!

Editorial Reviews


‘[The authors] strike a skillfull balance between illustrations and text, allowing for easy reading and comprehension. . .also provide current and complete references. . .This atlas will certainly assist any clinicians in gaining a more complete understanding of the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of craniomandibular disorders.’ –Journal of Clinical Orthodontics’Clear, easy-to-follow. . .lavishly illustrated. . .provides a wealth of information to enhanced understanding of TMJ disorders. . .an invaluable diagnostic guide.” –TMData Resources”Accompanying the text are numerous superb color photographs and illustrations of the techniques and procedures. … Drs. Axel Bumann and Ulrich Lotzmann are to be congratulated on having produced a text that will serve as a dental classic for many years. The information packed atlas (30 pages of references) reads easily and is enhanced by numerous carefully-selcted color photographs and illustrations. Compliments too to the publisher on the design and layout of the volume, and particularly for the exquisitely reproduced photographs and quality illustrations printed an high-gloss paper. Almost a must for anyone involved in the treatment of TMJ disorders.” –American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 02/2003″Beautifully prepared … an excellent overview of the varied aspects of evaluating and treating patients with craniomandibular disorders. … An outstanding teaching atlas for students and clinicians as well as a valuable reference for all practitioners who see value in diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with temporamandibular disorders and/or facial pain. The information presented improves not only the skill of the dentist, but the treatment outlook for patients as well.” –New York State Dental Journal, February 2003″Contains excellent quality, mainly color images that form a comprehensive resource…provides readers with interesting methods of diagnosis and analysis of the masticatory system…presents old and new concepts.” – Doody’s Notes

Customer Reviews

Great TMJ reference with pictures, May 18, 2008

If you (or a loved one or a patient) have TMJ (TemporoMandibular Joint) problems (pain, clicking, and/or decreased opening of your mouth), this book will walk you through the steps to arrive at a diagnosis. While not written for the layperson, most people with a strong medical background (and possibly a medical dictionary) will have no problem understanding this book.
Detailed instructions and plenty of pictures set this book apart from other TMJ disorder manuals. Not much on treatment, but this book will help you arrive at a correct diagnosis and a way to objectively track treatment with diagrams.
If you want detailed treatment plans, look elsewhere. But before treatment can begin, the exact nature of the problem should be understood, and this is the book to help you do just that.
Price is high, so be on the look out for a used copy or a good sale.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 378 pages
  • Publisher: Thieme; 1 edition (November 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588901114
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588901118
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 pounds


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