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Temporomandibular disorders update 2019

Learn the latest on how to assess and manage TMJ disorders
In this one day course speakers will highlight current knowledge and provide practical solutions to assist diagnosis and treatment of TMJ pain and dysfunction.

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.

Topics to be covered

  • TMJ Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Current understanding of TMDs – acute vs chronic, local and systemic factors. A generalised pain disorder?
  • Clinical Assessment – Axis 1 (TMD examination) and Axis II (psychosocial)
  • Establishing a Diagnosis using evidence-based criteria
        - Masticatory Muscle Pain
        - TMJ Articular Disorders
  • Radiological Assessment of TMDs and Orofacial Pain
  • Sleep, Bruxism and Pain
  • Management Strategies
  • Occlusal splints – facts, fiction and controversies,
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacology
  • iBotulinum Toxin use for TMDs
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.

Australia & New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain

Temporomandibular disorders - an evidence based update
Adelaide - 6 September 2019

The ANZAOP is conducting on one day course in Adelaide on 6 September 2019. For more information about this one day course please download the course information leaflet (pdf, 73KB).

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Peter Cosgrove Centre