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    • Event: NEBEOP Web Academy webinar-34
    • Topic: TMD diagnosis and management from an orthodontic perspective. Part 2
    • Erasmus course: B3, E6
    • Speaker: Professor Roberto Rongo, University of Naples Federico II
    • Dates: 6 April 2024, 19:00 till 20:15 hr (CET)
    • Mode: Zoom webinar. Registration through your program director
    • Abstract
    • The correct functioning of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is of paramount importance for patients’ wellbeing and oral health-related quality of life. Orthodontists routinely work on dental occlusion and occlusal changes may also result from a number of TMJ pathologies. A deep understanding of the relationship between occlusion and TMJ problems is therefore crucial for orthodontists.

    • Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a collective term including a set of heterogeneous conditions that affect the masticatory muscles, the TMJ, and the surrounding tissues and structures. There are several conditions that may involve particularly the TMJ, and these are classified in the expanded taxonomy of TMDs and include joint diseases, fractures, and congenital/developmental disorders.

    • Congenital developmental disorders are often evaluated by the orthodontist that in some cases can be the first that diagnose the pathology and can manage the malocclusion avoiding the worsening of the growth anomaly. It is therefore important that orthodontists have the diagnostic skills that are necessary to assess TMJ problems. The clinical examination should not be focused only on the static occlusion but the evaluation of function might help the clinician in performing the correct differential diagnosis.

    • Objectives. Classification of TMJ disorders with a focus on congenital developmental disorders will be discussed. Through clinical cases main characteristics for the diagnosis of different disorders and notes on therapy will be introduced.

    • Short Speaker Bio
    • Professor Roberto Rongo is Assistant Professor in Orthodontics and Clinical Gnathology at the University of Naples Federico II.Graduated in Dentistry honors and mention in 2010 at the University of Naples "Federico II", PhD in "Oral Sciences" in 2013, Specialist in Orthodontics with honors at the School of Specialization in Orthodontics of the University of Naples “Federico II”. He (co)authored more than 60 scientific articles in international journals, speaker at national and international conferences, referee for international journals and he is part of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Ordinary member of SIDO (Italian Society of Orthodontics), member of EOS (European Society of Orthodontics), member of IADR (International Association of Dental Research).

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