[Gold] Temporomandibular Disorders: An Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

temporomandibular disorders an evidence based approach to diagnosis and treatmentBy

  • Daniel M. Laskin, DDS, MS, Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • Charles S. Greene, DDS, Clinical Professor, Director of Orofacial Pain Studies, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
  • William L. Hylander, DDS, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Director, Duke University Primate Center, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

This multidisciplinary textbook presents a unique approach to diagnosis and management of the various temporomandibular disorders. Written by a large group of eminent researchers and clinicians, it links current scientific concepts of basic anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and pathology of the temporomandibular joint with specific diagnostic and treatment protocols that are based on sound clinical data. Thus, in keeping with the current thrust in medicine and dentistry, the book provides access to the best available evidence so that clinicians can make informed rather than empirical decisions about what is appropriate therapy. Where lack of data or rapid changes in a particular discipline do not allow for evidence-based conclusions or recommendations, the book highlights the areas of agreement and disagreement in order to expose the deficiencies in our present knowledge base. In a field of treatment long associated with controversy, this book educates readers about which current practices of diagnosis and treatment are strongly supported by scientific research and which are supported only by practical experience and/or anecdotal evidence.


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  1. A good book, thanks

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