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April 2023

Temporomandibular Disorders: The Current Perspective
Davis C. Thomas, BDS, DDS, MSD, MSc Med, MSc, Steven R. Singer, DDS, Editors

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs) encompass a broad spectrum of clinical entities that manifest with pain and/or dysfunction of the temporomandibular joints and associated structures. Since the last issue on this topic that was presented as a special issue in Dental Clinics of North America (January 2007), there have been substantial advances and updates in the diagnosis, classification, and management of these conditions. The robust nature of the scientific TMD literature in the last two decades demonstrates a consistent and deepening interest in this field by dental clinicians. The perfect blend of clinical dentistry and evidence-based medicine is evolving in the field of TMD, thereby enhancing patient care and improving outcome. The recognition of orofacial pain as the twelfth dental specialty by the American Dental Association makes this special issue of Dental Clinics of North America timely and it is hoped thought-provoking.

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Dental Clinics of North America updates you on the latest trends in patient management and the newest advances, as well as provides a sound basis for choosing treatment options. Published four times a year—January, April, July, and October—each issue focuses on a single topic in dentistry and is presented under the direction of an experienced guest editor. Topics include endodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics, imaging, cosmetic dentistry, and implants.