CDE: [Quarterly Combined TMJ Lecture Series] JIA: Effects on Facial Growth and Orthodontic/Orthognathic Management

Oct, 2020
07:00 AM-08:00 AM

Virtually presented via Bluejeans

Time: 7:00-8:00 am; This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 7:00 am via BlueJeans.
Registration: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
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CE Credits: 1.0 lecture credit

Course Description

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a group of autoimmune conditions involving inflammation of synovial joints in 1/1000 children under age 16. The joints affected by JIA also include the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), a major growth site for the mandible. Thus, inflammation can lead to destruction of TMJ and development of jaw deformities in growing children. Unfortunately, TMJ arthritis goes undiagnosed too often in JIA, delaying proper treatments. In this lecture, I will review clinical phenotype of JIA with TMJ involvement in details for early diagnosis and treatment. I will also discuss treatment algorithms for JIA with jaw deformities, including orthodontic and orthognathic approaches.

Educational Objectives

Participants will learn:

  • Clinical manifestation of JIA patients with TMJ involvement to make early diagnosis
  • Orthodontic and orthognathic management of jaw deformities in JIA patients

Dr. Nah has a D.D.S. degree from Seoul National University, a Master’s degree in Orthodontics from Case Western Reserve University, a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Connecticut and a D.M.D degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently the Research Director of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania and the Director of Craniofacial Orthodontic Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is also on the Clinical Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

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