F01 B – TMJ and Airway-Directed Orthodontic Treatment: The Important Role of Orthodontics in Management of TMJ and Airway Issues Part 2 – How CBCT and MRI Diagnostics Guide Treatment Decisions

Building on the morning lecture, the continuation in the afternoon will specifically outline how CBCT and MRI diagnostics of TMJ and airway conditions can be used to design of interdisciplinary treatment plans directed at benefiting TMJ and airway health and stability. Through case presentations and overview of current research, this lecture will provide a complete picture on how to use CBCT and MRI technologies to identify, diagnose, and categorize patients based on risk level and expectations prior to treatment. There will also be heavy focus on how to sequence treatment based on TMJ and airway condition, and design patient-specific therapy to maintain the health of the TMJ and airway for the long-haul.


Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to:

  1. Know when to order appropriate diagnostic imaging, including CBCT and MRI, to diagnose TMJ conditions
  2. Categorize patients by risk level pertaining to their diagnosed TMJ and airway conditions
  3. Create patient-specific treatment plans that address TMJ and airway issues before, during , and after orthodontic treatment/occlusion correction to promote health and stability

CE Credit Hours = 3