Contemporary Management of Temporomandibular Disorders

Fundamentals and Pathway to Diagnosis

  • S. Thaddeus Connelly
  • Gianluca Martino Tartaglia
  • Rebeka G. Silva

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Philosophy, Ethics, Law and Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Kowalski
      Pages 23-39
    3. C. Dellavia, L. F. Rodella, R. Pellecchia, G. Barzani
      Pages 51-70
  3. Pathophysiology, Clinical Evaluation, Imaging and Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Gianluca Martino Tartaglia, A. Gianni, R. Ohrbach
      Pages 121-142
    3. Dania Tamimi, Elnaz Jalali
      Pages 143-172
    4. Richard W. Katzberg, Rebeka G. Silva, S. Thaddeus Connelly
      Pages 173-204
    5. Ambra Michelotti, Stefano Vollaro, Roberta Cimino
      Pages 205-227

About this book


This book is a comprehensive, state of the art guide to the contemporary diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) that will help to compensate for the frequent lack of experience and inadequate training among health professionals who encounter patients with jaw joint problems. The opening section describes the whole patient philosophy essential for treatment success, examines ethical and legal considerations, and discusses all aspects of anatomy. Pathophysiology, clinical assessment, and imaging evaluation, including by means of modern MR imaging and CBCT, are then considered in detail. Finally, the diagnostic criteria for the full range of TMDs are thoroughly explained and the urgent need to appreciate temporomandibular disorders as the chronic pain conditions they are is addressed. Complementary volumes are devoted to non-surgical treatment of TMDs and to total temporomandibular joint replacement and other surgical procedures, respectively. Each book will be of high value for the multidisciplinary team necessary for successful management of TMDs, including dentists, surgeons, primary care doctors, pain doctors, and allied health professionals.


TMD TMJ Temporomandibular surgery Chronic orofacial pain Tissue regeneration Virtual surgery planning

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Thaddeus Connelly
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gianluca Martino Tartaglia
    • 3
  • Rebeka G. Silva
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySan Francisco VA Health Care System, University of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Private Practice, Dental Implant and Oral Surgery of San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Functional Anatomy Research Center (FARC)Universita degli Studi di Milano, Functional Anatomy Research CenterMilanoItaly

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