The TMJ Mini Residency features a faculty of internationally renowned advanced TMJ surgeons. Since the course was established in 2014, we have successfully trained surgeons from more than 20 countries. It is the only course of its kind in the world, providing a unique opportunity for those who wish to develop skills and knowledge to incorporate effective full-scope TMJ surgery into their clinical practice.
This Mini Residency course provides didactic and most importantly, an extensively mentored cadaveric experience that is imperative to performing safe and effective surgical techniques for patients.
The course is in a state-of-the-art bioskills laboratory in Tuscon, Arizona, over four 3-day weekend sessions (a total of 80 hours), with significant one-on-one teaching by the faculty. The course is supported by the University of Maryland Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and offers participants 80 hours of certified CE credits provided by the University of Maryland.
Areas specifically addressed: diagnosis, treatment planning, basic and advanced operative arthroscopy, open arthroplasty, and alloplastic total joint replacement. After feedback from previous course participants, we have included a didactic session on collaborative non-surgical management from a board-certified specialist in orofacial pain and also a session on physical therapy from a physical therapist experienced in TMJ disorders.