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9th Edition of International Conference on Dentistry
and Oral Health

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain
ICDO 2018

Temporomandibular disorders and headache therapy for the dental practice

Robert J Huvar, Speaker at Oral Health Conferences
American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, United States
Title: Temporomandibular disorders and headache therapy for the dental practice


The control of pain, its diagnosis and management is a daily obligation for all dental professionals. Yet, many patients with chronic temporomandibular disorders(TMD) and headache can be dismissed, misdiagnosed, and/or treated incorrectly. Temporomandibular disorders are a group of conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint and/or the muscles of mastication. Temporomandibular disorders(TMD) may present along with many comorbid pain syndromes, including headache. Temporomandibular disorders(TMD) and primary headache can be persistent and debilitating musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, together affecting up to one sixth of the population at any one time. Early on, temporomandibular disorders(TMD) were thought to be most often associated with musculoskeletal disorders and migraine was thought to be solely a cerebrovascular disorder. This presentation will provide relevant descriptions of epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of headache and temporomandibular disorders, clarifying their relationship and offering a role of the trigeminal nerve complex in their relationship.


Dr. Huvar, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1984, he served in the US Air Force dental service from 1984-1987, and completed his surgical training at University of Illinois at Chicago and Cook County in 1991. A diplomate of the American Board of OMFS, and a fellow in the AAOMS and the ACOMS. He is a published author, who has lectured internationally, receiving multiple awards recognizing his commitment to his patients and specialty.