Temporomandibular Disorders and the Human Jaw

December 11, 2020
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Mark E. Abramson, DDS
Temporomandibular Disorders and the Human Jaw

Course Objectives

1 CE Credit

This course covers the unique structure and function of the human jaw from an evolutionary perspective. With current understanding of the anatomy of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and positional relationship of the mandibular condyle, along with new evidence of the innervation of the joint system, teeth can be viewed as an orthopedic support system with significant impacts on multiple body systems through proprioceptive dysfunction, inflammatory pathways, head/neck posture and sleep apnea.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the orthopedic and proprioceptive function of the craniomandibular system
  • Describe the causes and solutions to many craniomandibular disorders, including TMJ dysfunction, headache, craniofacial pain disorders and systemic effects on the ear (such as Eustachian tube function, balance and tinnitus)


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Recognition & Approval

Pace Approval

Glidewell Education Center
Nationally Approved PACE Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement. 3/1/2024 to 2/29/2028.
Provider ID# 216789

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Mark E. Abramson, DDS

Dr. Mark Abramson is a Northern California-based clinician who specializes in the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders. He developed the FDA-approved O2 OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway System™ for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea, and he is the president of Dream Systems LLC. Dr. Abramson is an adjunct professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he teaches courses on mindfulness-based stress reduction. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.


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