Penn Dental Medicine

Continuing Education

Course Schedule » Quarterly TMJ Center Seminar Series

The quarterly TMJ Center seminar series brings oral and maxillofacial clinicians together to improve clinical outcomes and communication, and to promote research in the field.

Date Friday, April 28, 2017
Time 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Credits 1 lecture credit hour
Tuition Free
Register To register, please contact:
U. Mai Dang, M.Ed.
Location The Robert Schattner Center
Penn Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Room B-13

Course Description

Description: Pain is a complex phenomenon in which psychosocial stress can play a role in its presentation. In a review of a 13-year-old patient with long-standing jaw pain and headache, we will explore key factors in evaluating TMD in the adolescent.

The purpose of this seminar is to enable oral healthcare providers to:

  • Better understand the impact of psychosocial stress on TMJ pain
  • Outline the diagnostic work-up
  • Provide appropriate management for pain in adolescence.


Takako Imai Tanaka, DDS, FDS RCSEd:
View Dr. Tanaka’s bio here

The mission of the Penn Center for Temporomandibular Joint Disease at the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is to advance the understanding and treatment of temporomandibular joint disease through research and education. The primary focus is on improving treatment for patients with dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030