7 Spielman Road • Fairfield, NJ 07004

Treating Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction-[AGD Code: #182]


[Includes Complimentary LUNCH]

Instructor: Dr. Paul Sprieser, DC, DIBAK



Course Objectives:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Temporomandibular Joint. Including the nerve supply.
  • Anatomy of the Mandible and Temporomandibular Articulation.
  • Mandibular Positions including rest position, freeway space, centric relation and centric  occlusion.
  • Examination of TMJ use of a stethoscope to determine clicking, use of palpation to determine area of pain. Use of Boley Gage to determine freeway space. Use of pincer palpation to detect facial involvement.
  • Use of standard manual muscle testing (MMT) to detect muscle malfunction of the TMJ.
  • Muscle of mastication Masseter, Buccinator, Temporalis, External and Internal Pterygoid.
  • Muscle action to investigate Opening, Closing, Protrusion, Retraction and Lateralization both right & left.
  • Muscles of Deglutition (swallowing): Digastric, Stylohyoid, Mylohyoid, Geniohyoid, (Suprahyoid Muscles). Infrahyoid Muscles: Sternohyoid, Sternothyoid, Thyrohyoid, Omohyoid.
  • The anatomy of Hyoid bone.
  • Use of muscle challenge to detect muscle malfunction and correction through origin and Insertion and spindle cell techniques

 Method of Instruction: Facilitator-led Discussion, “Hands-On Activities

 Date:                Thursday, August 22, 2019

Time:                9:00am  to  3:30pm

Credits:            6 CEU’s   [AGD Code: #182]

Tuition:            $145.00      [Includes Complimentary LUNCH]

Location:         DSI: Fairfield, NJ

Instructor:      Dr. Paul Sprieser, DC, DIBAK, has been a practicing chiropractor since 1969. In 1983, he became a Diplomate of the International College of Applied Kinesiology and since then, has been teaching healthcare and dental professionals (as well as veterinarians) about Applied Kinesiology and other topics.    For years, he often co-lectured with the founder of Applied Kinesiology, the late George Goodheart.   Dr. Sprieser has been involved in clinical research in the areas of AK, learning disabilities, TMJ dysfunction and general health problems for over 30 years. He has published 82 papers and is awaiting publication of a book for the general public on Applied Kinesiology

Additional information


Thursday, August 22, 2019 / Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm / Location: DSI: Fairfield, NJ