Temporomandibular Joint and Airway Disorders

A Translational Perspective

  • G. Gary Demerjian
  • André Barkhordarian
  • Francesco Chiappelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Translational Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. Gary Demerjian, André Barkhordarian, Francesco Chiappelli
      Pages 3-15
    3. André Barkhordarian, Francesco Chiappelli, G. Gary Demerjian
      Pages 17-38
    4. André Barkhordarian, Francesco Chiappelli, G. Gary Demerjian
      Pages 39-60
    5. Nicole Balenton, Allen Khakshooy, Francesco Chiappelli
      Pages 61-70
  3. Translational Effectiveness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. G. Gary Demerjian, Anthony B. Sims, Mayoor Patel, Tammy Lee Balatgek, Eliseo B. Sabal Jr.
      Pages 73-93
    3. Mayoor Patel, G. Gary Demerjian, Anthony B. Sims
      Pages 125-134
    4. G. Gary Demerjian, Pooja Goel
      Pages 135-171
    5. Tammy L. Balatgek, G. Gary Demerjian, Anthony B. Sims, Mayoor Patel
      Pages 201-218
    6. Francesco Chiappelli, André Barkhordarian, Eliseo B. Sabal Jr, Allen Khakshooy, G. Gary Demerjian
      Pages 239-249
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 251-260

About this book


This book on the local and systemic manifestations and correlates of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs) encompasses the two intertwined facets of translational science – translational research and translational effectiveness – as they relate specifically to TMDs. The first part of the book, on recent translational research, focuses on topics such as the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the trigeminal nerve and trigeminal network system, the manifestations of neuroinflammation in TMDs, and the molecular mechanisms underlying TMDs. The second part discusses the clinical effectiveness of treatment approaches from the perspective of evidence-based dentistry, with careful attention to the critical relationships between dental malocclusions, the signs and symptoms of TMDs, and airway/breathing disorders. Interventions to correct for malocclusal conditions that lead to TMDs are examined, with explanation of the ways in which they can ameliorate a variety of local and systemic symptoms. This will be an excellent reference book for established practitioners, residents, interns, and students as well as a powerful cutting-edge document for researchers in the field. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • G. Gary Demerjian
    • 1
  • André Barkhordarian
    • 2
  • Francesco Chiappelli
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for TMJ & Sleep TherapyGlendoraUSA
  2. 2.Oral Biology and MedicineUCLA School of DentistryLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.CHS 63-090, UCLA School of DentistryLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76365-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76367-5
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