First peer-to-peer training for new TMJD treatment is launched

lance-knight22A recent survey conducted among dental professionals about their success treating temporomandibular joint disorder, found 80% of respondents said they have patients suffering from TMJD whom they are unable to help.

Faced with an intractable problem where the primary solution until now has been bite splints that have notoriously poor patient compliance levels, some forward thinking dentists have been quick to see the potential offered by a new device – known as Cerezen.

How it works

The devices are inserted into the auditory canal and are clinically proven to reduce the symptoms of temporo-mandibular joint disorders (TMJD), including facial pain, bruxism and associated headaches. One of these dentists, Dr Lance Knight, has found the device so successful with his TMJD patients that not only has he become an eager prescriber but he has also agreed to host the Cerezen discovery days at his Manchester training facility, The Fold – where like-minded dental professionals who want to prescribe Cerezen in their practice can learn everything involved in the CerezenTM treatment process

Course dates

Beside hearing about the most recurrent TMJD symptoms reported in practice, attendees will also be briefed about the anatomy of the ear by an audiologist on site. Dates are: 19 March 16 April and 14 May.

Dr Knight commented: ‘As a dentist, patients with jaw pain are notoriously difficult to treat as the current regime of nightguard/splint therapy is cumbersome and daytime wear is almost non-existent. Patients cannot wear a mouthguard whilst at work at the office! Having a more discreet effective treatment for pain/grinding and clenching is what our profession has been crying out for. With Cerezen, my patients have an effective treatment that they can wear all day no matter what they are doing.’

Each delegate will leave with a Cerezen practice kit comprising demonstration devices, POS literature and leaflet stand plus a practice copy of patient in a box only available to delegates who attend one of the Cerezen discovery days. The normal course fee is £399, however delegates will pay only £249 (saving £150) if they attend the course on 19 March. Places are limited to 15 places on each date. Each course delivers six hours of CPD.

For more information, contact 07887 942628,[email protected] or visit www.cerezen.eu.

 

 

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    TMJ literature is just full of this stuff, most if which involve “new concepts” and there is no consensus of opinion. But sadly TMJ is a subject that is mercilessly exploited in commercialisation of healthcare. And sadly most of the treatments have very little benefit and yet are held dear by the enthusiast. And why not…. if it benefits the patients that’s what matters. Please don’t misunderstand me, I am sure that practitioners are conscientious and do want to help their patients and will explore any avenue to reach this goal. On the other side there are commercial opportunities to be exploited and these exists in their hundreds……

    Below is a link to quite an interesting paper about TMJ Pain and hearing aids, which exacerbate TMJ pain. The interesting thing is the observation that the ear canal changes shape in response to condyle position and pain is presumably produced by pressure on the earing aid attachment in the ear canal. I suppose it is a bit like a Cerezen device but in reverse.

    http://www.hearingreview.com/2004/04/clinical-experience-using-a-hearing-aid-for-tmj-related-fitting-problems/

    So if this happens with a hearing aid it is difficult to explain why Cerezen has the opposite effect in addressing TMJ pain, if the effect is real and not placebo. And it does appear to have an effect in a small number of studies.

    We need to admit that TMJ pain, in the presence of normal joints, is of functional origin. It is almost certainly a form of neuropathic pain, with the pain is located in the joint. In contrast myofascial pain, is located in the muscles.

    The pathophysiology of TMJ pain is understood in great detail, but how much is clinically relevant remains an enigma. There are hundreds of treatments available for TMJ and if one works that’s great.

    Scientific studies pretty much show that anything works – even no active treatment at all. And a small number of studies show that Cerezen does appear to have a therapeutic effect.

    And that’s great !

    But I remain very sceptical…..

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