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Orthodontics: Full Day TMJ & Sleep Apnea Practical Course


Face-to-Face Training CAPP Training Institute Dubai (full day) Online Theory & Online Live Demonstration (full day) Online Theory Only (half day)


The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is a key component of the stomatognathic system. There is some controversy surrounding how TMJ disorders (TMD) can lead to dental and occlusal problems and vice-versa where dental conditions have been implicated in TMD.  This course will focus on anatomical review, clinical evaluation of the TMJ as well as reviewing the various Temperomandibular Dysfunctions (TMD) and their clinical management. 

Bruxism is a common condition that is caused by over activity of the muscles of mastication. It is implicated in TMD. The pathophysiology of bruxism will be reviewed as well as different approaches to clinical management.

Sleep Disordered Breathing (Sleep Apnea) is believed to be significantly under-reported condition that can lead to serious health problems. The diagnosis, pathophysiology and the various strategies of management will be reviewed.

Recent studies have shown links between bruxism and sleep apnea. This information will be reviewed and every day clinical implications will be addressed.

The hands on component of the program will focus on clinical examination with an emphasis on TMJ and occlusion; impression making; and recording centric relation and maximum intercuspation jaw relation. Various bruxism and sleep apnea appliances will be demonstrated and how to adjust and use these appliances in clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the anatomy of the TMJ and the upper respiratory tract
  • Evaluate the various diagnostic tools used in assessing the TMJ and upper respiratory tract 
  • Understand the pathophysiology of TMJ disorders (TMD)
  • Understand the physiology of sleep and pathophysiology of sleep disordered breathing
  • Review the various treatment strategies available in the management of TMD, Bruxism and Sleep Apnea


09:00 - 09:55 Introduction: Anatomical review of the TMJ and upper airway
09:55 - 10:00 Questions and answers
10:00 - 10:55 Clinical implications of TMD, Bruxism and Sleep Apnea in the Dental Practice
10:55 - 11:00 Questions and answers
11:00 - 11:55 Clinical Examination Review and diagnosis of TMD, Bruxism and Sleep Apnea
11:55 - 12:00 Questions and answers
12:00 - 12:55 Treatment Strategies in the management of TMD, Bruxism and Sleep Apnea
12:55 - 13:00 Questions and answers
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:55 Capturing dental records – Dental Impressions/Scans and recording jaw centric relation
15:55 - 16:00 Questions and answers
16:00 - 16:55 Occlusal splint - Appliance fabrication and adjustment
16:55 - 17:00 Questions and answers
17:00 - 18:00 Sleep Apnea Appliance - Appliance fabrication and adjustment
18:00 Final Remarks and question & answers
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