All TMJ Patients are NUTS, right?: How to Evaluate, Diagnose and Treat the Most Common TMJ Problems

Friday, April 22

1:30 - 5 PM

3 CDE Credits – DDS

About the Course

TMJ disorders are one of those areas where almost every dentist feels uncomfortable. In dental school we didn’t get much classroom information, and little or no clinical experience. Our treatments in practice are often hit and miss, without clarity on why sometimes we hit, and other times we miss. In this lecture Dr. Spencer will review the relevant anatomy and discuss simple examination, diagnosis and treatment techniques that will allow you to STUN your next TMJD patients with your understanding of their issues and allow you to help many more people.

This session will enable participants to:
•Review and remember the relevant anatomy of the head and neck
•Understand principles of examination and evaluation for TMD
•Have a straightforward way to diagnose the most common TM disorders
•Understand the treatments for the most common TM disorders


Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS

Dr. Jamison Spencer is the director of Dental Sleep Medicine for the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ in Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Spencer has personally treated thousands of patients with sleep apnea and TMJ problems, and now focuses on helping dentists help their patients with such problems. Dr. Spencer is the Past-President of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. He has a master’s in Craniofacial Pain from Tufts University. He taught head and neck anatomy at Boise State University and is adjunct faculty at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Spencer has been invited to give lectures on TMD, Dental Sleep Medicine and head and neck anatomy throughout the United States at every major dental meeting in Canada, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Australia, Europe and India. Dr. Spencer created the Spencer Study Club, an online education, mentoring and implementation program to help dentists and their teams help more of their patients with sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. Dr. Spencer now lives in Pleasant View, Utah, with his wife of 28 years, Jennifer, and the three of their six children who are still at home. Dr. Spencer enjoys outdoor activities including running, skiing, waterskiing and mountain biking, and can still out-ski all of his children. He also recently ran a Boston qualifying marathon time.

Conflict of Interest:
Affiliation/Financial Interest: Silent Sleep/Easy Airway

Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS