CDE: [Quarterly Combined TMJ Lecture Series] ft. David C. Hatcher, D.D.S., M.Sc., M.R.C.D.(c)

Jul, 2021
07:00 AM-08:00 AM

Presented virtually via Zoom webinar

Time: 7:00-8:00 am; This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 7:00 am via Zoom.
Registration: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
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CE Credits: 1.0 lecture credit
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $25.00
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $18.50
Military, $18.50

TMJ in Health, Disease and the Influence on Occlusion

Course Description

Evaluating, establishing and maintaining an orthopedically stable occlusion is a foundation piece for all disciplines of dentistry. The interaction of muscles, teeth, jaws and TMJs will be explored with the use of imaging. Key anatomic variables that negatively influence occlusion will be singled out and discussed in this presentation.

Learning Objectives
  • Develop a working knowledge of the dynamic interactions between teeth, muscles and TMJs.
  • Be able to recognize key anatomic variables that negatively affect occlusion.
  • Be able to apply problem solving strategies to determine the etiology of progressive occlusal changes and development of mandibular asymmetries.

Dr. David C. Hatcher received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Washington. Subsequently he completed two years active duty in the U.S. Public Health Service and a one year general practice residency program at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Hatcher entered the graduate program in radiology at the University of Toronto and was granted a specialty degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in 1982 and a M.Sc. in 1983. His thesis topic was the radiology of temporomandibular disorders. Presently Dr. Hatcher is in private practice in Sacramento, California and has faculty appointments as Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco, University of California Los Angeles, University of California Davis and University of the Pacific. Dr. Hatcher is active in research related to TMD, 3 dimensional geometric morphometrics and applications of artificial intelligence to image analysis and airway.

Disclosure: Dr. Hatcher has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.