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33 newly revised and updated hour long lectures that can be immediately streamed
or purchased as DVDs.

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Jeffrey P Okeson, DMD

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Professor and Director
 Orofacial  Pain Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, USA

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Two classic textbooks authored by Dr. Jeff Okeson

OkesonJP: The Clinical Management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Occlusion, 7th Edition, 2013
Okeson JP: Bell's Oral and Facial Pain:  7th Edition, 2014
     This textbook provides step-by-step guidelines for patient diagnosis and treatment. It has become a classic text providing an excellent foundation for the concept of occlusion and how it affects the temporomandibular joint. The seventh edition includes thoroughly revised content, new photos and illustrations, and updates on temporomandibular disorders and occlusion. The logical and practical approach to the subject highlights each major treatment with case reports that bring the clinical experience to life and helps the reader grasp concepts more clearly.
     Updated to reflect the latest research in orofacial pain, this revised edition of Dr Welden Bell's classic text is designed to assist the practicing dentist in managing orofacial pain disorders, from diagnosis to treatment selection. It presents an updated classification system for orofacial pain disorders, especially in the complicated area of neuropathic pain conditions, and describes the differential diagnostic and therapeutic considerations for each classification. Many new photographs illustrate the concepts and techniques that are discussed, and a new section on injection techniques for the diagnosis and management of orofacial pain has been added. The book also includes 35 case reports to help the clinician better understand orofacial pain disorders and how to treat them effectively.
       
                                   Table of Contents:

PART I: Functional Anatomy
    1. Functional anatomy and biomechanics of the masticatory system
    2. Functional neuroanatomy and physiology of the masticatory system
    3. Alignment and occlusion of the dentition
    4. Mechanics of mandibular movement
    5. Criteria for optimum functional occlusion
    6. Determinants of occlusal morphology

PART II: Etiology and Identification of Functional Disturbances of the Masticatory System 
    7. Etiology of functional disturbances in the masticatory system
    8. Signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders
    9. History and examination for temporomandibular disorders
    10. Diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders

PART III: Treatment of Functional Disturbances of the Masticatory System 
    11. General considerations in the treatment oftemporomandibular disorders
    12. Treatment of masticatory muscle disorders
    13. Treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders
    14. Treatment of chronic mandibular hypomobility and growth disorders
    15. Occlusal appliance therapy
    16. Treatment sequencing

PART IV: Occlusal Therapy 
    17. General considerations in occlusal therapy
    18. Use of articulators in occlusal therapy
    19. Selective grinding
    20. Restorative considerations in occlusal therapy

Appendex and Key Featrures of this textbook:
*  Comprehensive coverage of the physical examination of the masticatory system provides an invaluable aid in diagnosis.
*  Diagnostic algorithms for various classes of disorders serve as a road map for readers as they sort through a patient's signs and symptoms.
*  Case examples accompany each major treatment chapter to increase understanding and relevance.
*  A thorough discussion of the etiology of temporomandibular disorders makes readers more familiar with the causes of chronic orofacial pain.
*  Discussions of specific treatment techniques such as using muscle relaxants and bite plates highlight current clinical studies.



 
                           Table of Contents:

Section One: The Nature of Pain
    Defining the Problem
    The Neural Anatomy of Orofacial Pain
    The Neurophysiology of Orofacial Pain
    The Processing of Pain at the Brainstem Level
    The Processing of Pain at the Supraspinal Level

Section Two: Clinical Considerations of Orofacial Pain
    The Various Presentations of Pain
    Category Classification of Orofacial Pains
    Principles of Pain Diagnosis
    General Considerations in Managing Orofacial Pains

Section Three: Clinical Pain Syndromes
    Cutaneous and Mucogingival Pains
    Pains of Dental Origin
    Pains of Muscle Origin
    Temporomandibular Joint Pains
    Other Musculoskeletal Pains
    Visceral Pains
    Vascular and Neurovascular Pains
    Neuropathic Pains
    Psychologic Factors and Orofacial Pain: Axis II
To purchase a copy of Dr. Okeson's textbook on Oral and Facial Pain click here and you will go to the publishers webpage. If you click here you will leave Dr. Okeson's web site.   Quintessence
To purchase a copy of Dr. Okeson's textbook on Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders click here and you will go to the publishers webpage. If you click here you will leave Dr. Okeson's web site.   Elsevier