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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


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

To hear Dr. Okeson's summary of the lecture series,
 click here. 

Group I: Understanding Masticatory Function and Dysfunction
Seven Lectures #1 - #7

      Lecture # 1 An Introduction to Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain:
                         Understanding the Problem (55 min / 2016)

In this presentation Dr Okeson presents an overview of orofacial pain and why it is often misdiagnosised and mismanaged. He discusses our present information base and the varying degree of scientific support.  Often, our treatment strategies are based on our most familiar techniques and not always on the patients needs. Understanding the global picture of orofacial pain is the beginning of helping your patients. In order to be successful, we must first consider all the possible conditions that your patient may have when he or she presents to your office. From these possibilities comes the selection of the proper diagnosis that leads to the most successful treatment strategy.

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$39 US for 3 months

Lecture # 2 The Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Temporomandibular Joint: Understanding Normal Function  (44 min / 2016)

Understanding the anatomy and biomechanics of the temporomandibular joint is essential for proper management. The clinician cannot successfully treat a disorder if he or she does not understand order. In this presentation Dr. Okeson reviews the basic anatomy and function of the TMJ. The dentist must understand and appreciate basic orthopedic principles that relate to all synovial joints. The functional relationships of bones, ligaments, discs and muscles are described in an orthopedic manner that emphasizes the clinical importance of each and how they relate to your patient complaints. When a patient reports to your office with a dysfunction your treatment is designed to bring about normal function.  The clinician, therefore, must have a sound understanding of normal to be successful. In this presentation, Dr. Okeson reviews the information needed to understand how this most complicated joint functions.         



Lecture # 3 Etiologic Considerations of Temporomandibular Disorders: Where does Occlusion Fit?  (60 min / 2016)

Understanding the etiology of temporomandibular disorders is basic to successful management. Yet there is certainly much controversy and debate in this field of study. In this presentation, Dr. Okeson discusses the long standing debate concerning the etiologic factors associated with TMD and where occlusion may fit. Five known etiologic factors are presented in detail for the clinician to consider. Understanding which etiologic factor(s) is predominant in the TMD is basic to helping the patient.



Lecture # 4 What every dentist needs to know about Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders (65 min / 2016)

This presentation details the concept of orthopedic stability in the masticatory system as a treatment goal for all dentists who plan to change a patient's occlusion. Past and present views of centric relation are discussed and evaluated on an orthopedic level. Dr. Okeson discusses two considerations that help explain how the occlusal condition may relate to TMD. He separates the role of occlusion in muscle disorders from the role of occlusion in intracapsular disorders. Understanding these concepts gives the clinician the insight needed to develop an appropriate treatment plan. This presentation puts occlusion into its proper perspective in the practice of dentistry and in the management of TMD patients. This presentation also provides the clinician with the information needed to successful restore the patient’s occlusion to sound masticatory function.


Lecture # 5 Five Joint Positions that are used in Dentistry Today: The Science and Controversy - Part I (63 min / 2016)

This presentation reviews the past and present controversies regarding the most favorable position of the condyle. Five different joint positions used today in dentistry are reviewed accompanied by the scientific evidence, when it exists. It is imperative that the practicing dentist understands these controversies so he/she can select the most appropriate treatment for the patient. In those situations where evidence is lacking, the most conservative therapeutic approach should be selected.


Lecture # 6 Five Joint Positions that are used in Dentistry Today: The Science and Controversy - Part II (51 min / 2016)

Dr. Okeson completes the discussion of five different joint positions used today in dentistry and elaborates on how each philosophy would impact on how you treat your patient for TMD and for restorative needs.

Lecture # 7 Understanding Intracapsular Disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint  
(60 min / 2016)

In this presentation, Dr. Okeson describes how changes in the integrity of temporomandibular joint structures can produce some of the common signs and symptoms related to intracapsular disorders. As a result, the clinician will understand what changes occur in the TMJ that produce joint clicking and how specific joint symptoms relate to different intracapsular diagnoses. The etiology of joint clicking is reviewed in detail so the clinician can better appreciate treatment options. Animated and video illustrations are used to graphically demonstrate normal and abnormal disc movements.  Considerations regarding the progression of intracapsular disorders are discussed along with treatment considerations.

These Seven Lectures in this Group can be streamed at a reduced rate.
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Click here to stream lecture #2
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Click here to stream lecture #5
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Click here to stream lecture #6
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Click here to stream lecture #7
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Click here to stream all of these 7 lectures in Group I
$161 US for 9 months
Click here to stream the complete series of 33 lectures
$825 for 14 months 
For the complete set of 33 DVDs, click below.
The complete set of 33 DVDs
                 $1775 US