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The Role of the Dental Hygienist in the Management of Temporomandibular Disorders

April 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$45.00 – $80.00

Thursday April 13, 2017
Vermont State Colleges  575 Stone Cutters Way, Room 101
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
3 CEU’s


Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) affect 5 to 12% of the US population according to the NIDCR. (http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/datastatistics/finddatabytopic/facialpain/prevalencetmjd.htm)    Some studies have found that the prevalence may be as high as 84% for females over males.

This course will be presented to address the following questions:

  • What should a dental hygienist know about TMD?
  • How may a dental hygienist assess the risk for TMD in the clinical setting?
  • What should a dental hygienist do to assist a patient presenting with TMD symptoms?
  • What forms of treatment would a dental hygienist expect to be provided for a patient with a TMD
  • How should a dental hygienist provide oral hygiene care for a patient with a TMD?

This presentation will be in a dialogue format with plenty of opportunity to ask additional questions and provide discussion on this important topic.  It is anticipated that this will be information that can immediately be utilized in everyday dental hygiene practice.

Presented by:  Jeffrey Crandall, DDS

Dr. Crandall completed his dental training at Temple University School of Dentistry in 1974 and the General Practice Dental Residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in 1975.  In 1984 Dr. Crandall received a Certificate for completion of the extended program in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  Dr. Crandall has maintained a referral-based practice limited to TMD and Orofacial Pain since 1984.  He is a member of the Attending Staff in Surgery and a preceptor for the General Practice Dental Residency at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington , Vermont .  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the International College of Dentists.  He was President of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain in 2010-2011 and served as acting president for the AAOP in 2011-2012.  Dr. Crandall is serving on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Orofacial Pain as well as the Board of Directors of the American Board of Dental Specialties from 2014 to 2018.



April 13, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$45.00 – $80.00


Vermont Dental Hygienists’ Association


Vermont State Colleges
575 Stone Cutters Way
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
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