Lahore: Institute of Advanced Dental Sciences and Research (IADSR) conducted a two-day workshop on ‘Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and Splint Therapy’. The workshop was organized as a part of the IADSR 9th Professional Diploma in Advanced General dentistry (PDAGD). It was facilitated by Dr. Waleed Toosy BDS, FCPS (Prosthodontics) and Asst. Professor Avicenna Dental College.
The first session comprised of occlusion, its basic introduction, and the centric relationship between the maxillary and mandibular teeth. Next, occlusal adjustments were taught by the facilitator as it is one modality to improve the overall pattern of the tooth. Participants were also taught about canine guidance and how things can go wrong if a practitioner does not have canine guidance. Anatomy of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the anatomy of articular disc of the temporomandibular joint, disorders of TMJ and possible causes of disorders were discussed in detail by the facilitator. Participants were further taught about the clinical examination of the muscles and clinical examination of the disease. Splint fabrication was demonstrated by Dr. Waleed and was then performed by the participants.
Problems raised during the procedure were solved by the facilitator, and the queries raised by the participants about the topic were also solved by him. The two-day workshop concluded by achieving its desired learning objectives.