Understanding the TMJ and Airway- Dr. Dania Tamimi
This Course Includes
This aim of this course is to teach clinicians how to look for radiographic diagnostic clues that may indicate the presence of TMD or Sleep-disordered breathing in their dental patients. Taught by Dr. Dania Tamimi, an Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist and author of a textbook on the subject, “Specialty Imaging: Temporomandibular joint”, the course will include a comprehensive review of anatomy as visualized on CBCT volumes. She will review the growth and development of the TMJ and how dysfunction can change the morphology of the oral and maxillofacial complex, including the airway, and how to diagnose some of these dysfunctions using CBCT. The relationship of the TMJs and airway to the occlusion will be discussed in light of bite changes that may affect the final restorative and prosthodontic outcome undiagnosed. With the correct diagnosis of the patient comes higher likelihood of treatment outcome success.
The objectives are:
- Understanding the correlation between TMD and airway and how it presents radiographically
- To familiarize the participant with the normal anatomy of the major contributors to TMD, orofacial pain and obstructive sleep apnea.
- Understanding the relationship between the occlusion and the TMJs and the airway.
- Learning the art of forming differential diagnosis for different TMD radiographic and clinical scenarios.
Dr. Dania Tamimi
Dr. Dania Tamimi graduated with a dental degree from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She trained at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and earned a doctorate of medical science (DMSc) and certificate of fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in 2005. She is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (ABOMR).
She is a reviewer and an Editorial Board member for Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology (OOOO), as well as a reviewer for DMFR, Oral Radiology, Head and Neck, Angle Orthodontist and AJO-DO. She is the lead author on two textbooks: “Specialty Imaging: Dental Implants” (which has been translated to Portuguese and Russian) and “Specialty Imaging: Temporomandibular Joint” (translated to Spanish) and a co-lead author on “Diagnostic Imaging, Oral and Maxillofacial” (translated to Spanish). She lectures nationally and internationally.