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Temporomandibular disorders update 2019

Learn the latest on how to assess and manage Tempormandibular disorders.
In this one day course speakers will highlight current knowledge and provide practical solutions to assist diagnosis and treatment of pain and dysfunction associated with the masticatory muscles, temporomandibular joints and associated structures.

The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain (ANZAOP) is the peak body in Australia devoted to the study and management of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs) and Orofacial Pain (OFP). The ANZAOP is part of an international consortium of similar Academies based in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. A major goal of the ANZAOP is to provide education and support to dental and other healthcare practitioners. To this end the Academy has initiated and co–developed a new two-year P/T Masters Degree Course in Orofacial Pain at the University of Sydney.

Internationally respected and highly experienced ANZAOP members will present a one-day update of the current understanding of TMDs and their management. The aim of the course is to provide clinically useful, evidence based information that can be immediately applied in your practice.

Understanding TMDs

  • TMJ Anatomy and Biomechanics – the modern view - Dr Tom Wilkinson
  • Aetiology of TMDs – Clinical Associate Professor Anthony Au
  • Current understanding of TMDs – Are TMDs part of a generalised pain disorder? Professor Chris Peck
  • Sleep, Bruxism and TMD Pain. What is the relationship?  Dr Karen McCloy

TMD Clinical Assessment

  • The development and clinical application of the DC-TMD  Professor Chris Peck
  • Clinical Assessment of the TMD patient – Axis 1  Clinical Associate Professor Anthony Au
  • Psychological Assessment of the TMD patient - Axis 2. - Dr Sarah Overton
  • Establishing a Diagnosis using evidence-based criteria  - Dr Karen McCLoy
         - Masticatory Muscle Pain
         - TMJ Articular Disorders
  • Radiological Assessment of TMDs and Orofacial Pain – Clin Prof Bernard Koong

TMD Management

  • Management strategies
         - Occlusal splints - Prof Robert Delcanho
         - Physiotherapy - Dr Alex Wirianski
         - Surgery for TMD - Professor Tara Renton
  • Botulinum Toxin for use in TMDs - what is the evidence? Professor Robert Delcanho
  • When to refer for multidisciplinary care - Dr Tom Wilkinson
Course date: 

Thursday 21 November 2019

Time: 8:30am-5:00pm (Registration from 8:00am). Includes all catering.
Location: The Peter Cosgrove Centre, Level 18, Tenison Wood House, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney NSW 2060
Course structure:  Lectures
CPD hours: 6
Course fees:

$630 (incl. GST)

University of Sydney alumni
$700 (incl. GST) Standard for dentists
$630 (inc. GST) University of Sydney/NSW Health staff
$400 (inc. GST) ANZAOP Members
$400 (inc. GST) Student
Registration:  Click here to register and pay online using Visa, Mastercard or AMEX. For enquiries please contact the Continuing Education office by email at or call: +61 2 9351 8348.


  • Clinical Associate Professor Anthony Au
  • Professor Robert Delcanho
  • Clinical Professor Bernard Koong
  • Dr Karen McCloy
  • Dr Sarah Overton
  • Professor Chris Peck
  • Professor Tara Renton
  • Dr Tom Wilkinson
  • Dr Alex Wirianski

Peter Cosgrove Centre