Michael Proothi, DMD, MD, FACS
Wednesday, April 1st – 8:30 am to 11:30 am – 3 CREDIT HOURS

FEE:    ADA/LIFE MEMBER: $125          NEW DENTIST: $100
RDH/STAFF: $100
NON-ADA MEMBER: $165         RESIDENT/STUDENT: FREE

ATTEND TWO HALF-DAY LECTURES AND SELECT AN EVENING LECTURE FOR FREE!

(EXCLUDES CPR & OPIOID MANDATE) SEE REGISTRATION FOR DETAILS.

“Minimally Invasive and Maximally Effective Surgical Techniques for  Managing the Complicated TMJ Patient”

Course objectives:

This course will be a thorough review of TMJ anatomy and joint function, pathology, classification of disorders, decision making algorithms, and choosing the best cutting edge treatment option for a given patient.

 

Course description and conclusion:

Attendees of this course with have a more complete understanding of the surgical TMJ patient. We will review the pre-auricular anatomy including nerves and blood vessels overlying the TMJ, and intra-articular anatomy of this synovial lined joint. We will discuss common and uncommon disorders of the TMJ. We will classify these patients based upon a global picture of their history, clinical, and radiographic examination. We will discuss decision making algorithms that will guide us into appropriate treatment of these patients. Cutting edge techniques including minimally invasive surgical arthroscopy/arthrocentesis will be reviewed as well as more aggressive surgical techniques including open arthroplasty and total joint replacement will be presented. Dissection and joint access will be reviewed as well.

 

Michael Proothi, DMD, MD, FACS

Dr. Proothi is a board certified oral and maxillary surgeon who practices the full scope of his field in Stony Brook, New York. Dr. Proothi completed his dental school training at Tufts University, medical school training at Stony Brook, and OMFS residency at LIJ/Stony Brook. Dr. Proothi has a particular interest in surgical management of TMJ patients using minimally invasive and innovative techniques.