Florida Dental Convention

FDC2021 Session Directory

All About Dentistry, Osteopathy and TMD

Course Code: C56
Speaker: Dr. Aaron Goodwin, DO, DMD
CE Hours: 2.00
Start: Saturday, June 26, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 26, 2021, 11:30 AM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists, Dental Student


Have you ever been mystified by a painful tooth or temporomandibular joint disorder? Could there be origins of pain that do not require handpieces, orthotics and medications? Attendees will be introduced to the time-tested osteopathic specialty of neuromuscular medicine and will examine the oral-systemic link that pervades everyday dental practices. An introduction to evaluation and diagnosis of craniofacial pain, bite discrepancies, breathing and posture will be presented. Treatment techniques will be reviewed for dentists to practice as alternatives or supplements to traditional dental services. This is a two-part course (C56 and DD04) that is best attended as a full-day learning experience. For comprehensive learning, you must register and pay for both courses for the full-day experience. However, attendees may choose to take the lecture course only.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • establish the relationship between dentistry and osteopathy.
  • present the anatomical dynamics that are involved in TMD, dental pain and bite discrepancies.
  • provide an overview of TMJ in health and dysfunction, evaluation techniques, diagnosis and treatment modalities.
  • instruct providers on the principles and practices of osteopathy and how it can be used by dentists to manage craniofacial pain.

Speaker: Dr. Aaron Goodwin, DO, DMD

About the speaker: Dental degree, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Dental Medicine; medical degree, NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine; family medical internship, Florida Hospital East Orlando.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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