ICCMO is the unquestioned international scientific authority for neuromuscular dentistry. There is a huge body of science forming the foundation for the use of advanced technologies to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of occlusion and TMD. The clinical protocols for neuromuscular diagnosis and treatment are based upon the most extensive body of scientific literature in the field of occlusion and temporomandibular disorders. This body of literature has sustained the validity of the science supporting neuromuscular dental principles after the most intense scrutiny by both the American Dental Association (ADA) and the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA). It is no coincidence that Neuromuscular Dentistry has a 45 year history of clinical success. Neuromuscular clinical techniques are founded on the most compelling foundation of scientific research and facts. This literature review supports the efficacy of Low frequency TENS, surface electromyography and mandibular tracking for occlusion evaluation and as aids in the diagnosis and treatment of TMD. It is designed for ICCMO members to easily access, reference and reproduce this body of scientific support for Neuromuscular Dentistry.
Prepared by Robert R. Jankelson, DDS, MICCMO and Fray Adib, BSEE, MBA
The use of sophisticated electronic instrumentation is the standard of care today for the diagnosis and investigation of musculoskeletal disorders of the head and neck. Employing the most advanced techniques, foremost authorities in the field describe the latest research findings as well as new and more accurate clinical approaches to these disorders. Contributions cover various topical aspects of research, diagnosis and therapy in cranio-mandibular orthopedics. Of particular interest are innovative studies on the neuromuscular apparatus of the head and neck using electro-myographic tracings and the computerized mandibular scanner. Based on invited lectures presented at an international symposium, this stimulating collection of papers is a valuable sourse of current information for dental researchers and surgeons, orthopedists and pain specialists.