Intricacies of Planning and Placing Custom-fitted TMJ Total Joint Prostheses
This presentation covers custom-fitted TMJ total joint prostheses, including indications, the process of creating the prostheses, surgical techniques, application in double-jaw surgery and pearls to maximize desired results and minimize risks and complications.
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Implement the diagnostic tools to identify patients who may benefit from custom-fitted TMJ total joint prostheses.
- Discuss the pre-surgical process required for custom-fitted TMJ total joint prostheses manufacturing.
- Apply the planning methods and surgical techniques to maximize the desired quality of outcomes and minimize the surgical risks and complications.
Larry M. Wolford, DMD
Texas A&M University College of Dentistry
Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosures were reported.
An Internet-based CME Activity
Original Release Date: October 12, 2018
Review Date: May 05, 2021
Expiration Date: May 5, 2024
Estimated time to complete this educational activity: 0.75 hours
Method of participation: Self-Study
Larry M. Wolford, DMD
Clinical Professor, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry
Dr. Larry M. Wolford is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, and in full time private practice at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Dr. Wolford completed his dental school education at Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA, and his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. He has been involved in resident training and education for 46 years. He sponsored and directed a Fellowship program for TMJ and Orthognathic surgery for 28 years. He has co-authored two text books, co-edited 2 other text books, written 42 book chapters for other books, has over 225 other publications, and over 150 published scientific abstracts. He has received the William J. Gies Award and the W. Harry Archer Award (two of the highest awards in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) for major contributions to the specialty. He is internationally known for his expertise in orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery, and sleep apnea surgery. He has developed many of the surgical techniques, philosophies, and evidence based treatment protocols that are “State of the Art” in these areas.
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The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for .75 continuing education credit(s).
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The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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