TMJ Disorders: from Diagnosis to Treatment

Friday, February 26, 2021  | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)



This course is intended to introduce dentists to the basics of the group of disorders known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD). After reviewing the anatomy of the head and neck and the epidemiological prevalence of TMD, we will dive further into the pathological mechanisms of pain that often contribute to the group of disorders. Attendees can expect to learn about medical history taking, the head and neck exam, diagnostic tests/imaging and the  basic treatments for various TMD conditions. Through this course, we will also review the psychological aspects of pain; the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to treating this patient population; and various systemic disorders that may contribute to TMD.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Re-familiarize yourself with basic head and neck anatomy
  • Recognize the epidemiological prevalence of TMJ disorders
  • Describe joint disorder, musculoskeletal disorders, and systemic diseases that may contribute to TMD conditions
  • Discuss the appropriate use of the correct tools and diagnostic aids as needed
  • Identify, treat or refer patients with TMD pain as needed.

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Limited Space Available!

As a courtesy, please register for all courses at least two weeks in advance. For your convenience however, you may register up to 72 hour prior to the day of the course with no additional charge.

Note: an additional non-refundable fee of $35 per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received 72 hours or less prior to the start of the course, including any walk-in registrations.

Tuition | Course Fee

$225 - Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel

UTHeath School of Dentistry at Houston New Alumni (2018-2021 Graduate) Complimentary Registration (Space Limited)

Course fee is due at time of registration.

We aim to accommodate walk-in registrations for all programs; although lecture room and hands-on training space is limited. Pre-registration is suggested to guarantee your space.

About Our Speaker


Magda R. AbdelFattah, DMD, MS, FAGD is an assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College Of Dentistry. After the completion of an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Miami Veterans Administration Healthcare System in Florida, she pursued a Master of Science in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine at the University of Southern California. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and a qualified dentist with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Her areas of focus are in the prevention, diagnosis, and non-surgical treatment of Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction disorders, Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.



Credit Hours

180 Occlusion - Lecture: Hours - 4
200 Orofacial Pain - Lecture: Hours - 4

In-person Schedule


Registration | 7:30 AM (CST)

Introduction | 7:50 AM (CST)

Presentation | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)

All campus visitors are required to complete a health questionnaire, temperature check and follow facial mask and social distance guidelines. Complete the health questionnaire on your phone, upon entering the School of Dentistry. Shortlink:

Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch


UTHealth School of Dentistry - Garza Classroom
7500 Cambridge Street
4th Floor Room 4340
Houston, TX 77054
(University doors open at 7:30 AM)

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UTHealth School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge St., Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Ph: 713-486-4028
Fax: 713-486-4037