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Penn Center for TMJ Disease 3rd Biannual Symposium

TMJ Total Joint Replacement: Past, Present and Future

Join us in person or online on Saturday, June 4!

The Penn Center for TMJ Disease will present the 3rd Biannual Symposium, TMJ Total Joint Replacement: Past, Present and Future.


Developed with the aim to promote innovation and improvements in temporomandibular joint replacement surgery, program topics will include a review of the history of alloplastic reconstruction with a focus on lessons learned for future direction. Alternative biological reconstructive options will be re-visited, and content experts will discuss joint reconstruction from their respective fields with a focus on translation to the TMJ. Lectures will include an emphasis on biomaterials and patient reported outcomes with the aim of aiding the surgeon-scientist in developing programs to improve and transform the surgical management of end-staged reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint. The Peter D. Quinn Lectureship speaker will be Louis G. Mercuri, DDS. Dr. Mercuri will conclude the day on new and upcoming alloplastic TMJ replacement systems.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this symposium, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify current limitations in alloplastic replacement systems.
  • Understand the rationale for evidence-based utilization of new materials and technologies in varying fields with a focus on its translation in maxillofacial surgery.
  • Review and become familiarized with the unique challenges in end-stage TMJ reconstruction.


June 4, 2022
Jordan Medical Education Center Law Auditorium
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

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For more information, contact:
Office of Continuing Dental Education
Penn Dental Medicine