7 Spielman Road • Fairfield, NJ 07004

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)-What All Dentists and Staff Need to Know!


Instructor: Dr Sowmya Ananthan

{Teaching method will be lecture format and Q & A period.}




This program can be attended as either a :

*LIVE INTERACTIVE webinar: you will need an i-phone, i-pad, lap top, or desk top to view it.  You do not need a microphone or webcam. Webinar links are emailed one day prior to the class date.


*Attend at our School:  ( TEACHER WILL NOT BE PRESENT and will be viewed with webinar platform) we follow all the CDC/State Guidelines for Vocational Schools 

Learning Objectives:

An understanding of conditions that affect the orofacial region that are commonly misdiagnosed as a toothache.

This presentation is aimed at general dentists as well as specialists and staff.

Course Description:

  • Anatomy of the TMJ
  • Review of the masticatory muscles
  • Differential Diagnosis: Muscle vs. Joint
  • Diagnostic tests for each condition and management.
  • Be able to diagnose the various presentations of TMD’s and make referrals when indicated.


Credits:           3 CEU’s        [AGD: #200:Orofacial Pain]


Teaching method will be lecture format and Q & A period.

*This program is for the full dental staffno prior skills are needed to attend

Instructor:  Dr. Sowmya Ananthan earned her DMD and MSD degrees at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Now the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine). She teaches there in the Division of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Ananthan is board certified by the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Her research interests include trigeminal neuropathic pain, and the interaction between sleep disorders and pain.

Dental Studies Institute is ADA CERP recognized provider, #07394037. The formal continuing education program of this sponsor are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends for 03/03/1994 to 06/30/2020. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Dental Studies Institute designates each activity for continuing education credits. Credits are listed in each course description.

**The Content and format of this Continuing Education course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service. No DSI Staff  have a financial relationship with this speaker or company.

Additional information


LIVE WEBINAR: Wed. Oct. 11, 2023 Time: 10am to 1pm, Attend at our School Wed. Oct. 11, 2023 Time: 10am to 1pm