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The Consortium is supported, as a Network, by the International Association for Dental Research. Our goal is to advance the scientific knowledge of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and related pain conditions through authenticated tools for international use, multi-site and cross-cultural research studies based on standardized assessment, annual meetings, and international consensus workshops. Our tools are intended to be applicable to both research and clinical settings. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in our activities; our past meetings will give you an idea of what we do. The core tool that established the Consortium, the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD), remains a model for pain research. That tool is now replaced by the DC/TMD (2014) for both clinical and research use.  The next wave of research regarding TMDs and how they are conceptualized will be conducted using the DC/TMD as well as other research tools that will be posted on this site.  Our methods include population studies, clinical epidemiology and clinical trials, and experimental human studies.


DC/TMD Course Announcement (12/19/2014).  This course will provide a comprehensive training, including clinical calibration, in the practical use of the DC/TMD on a specialist level (training level 2).  There will be both lectures and clinical sessions.  The course will be in English.  April 20-21, 2015, Malmö University, Faculty of Odontology, Malmö, Sweden,  Cost: 5000 SEK.  Seats are limited.  Contact per.alstergren@mah.se for further information and registration.

The DC/TMD examination video is available (12/3/2014).  See the DC/TMD page for further information.

DC/TMD has been published (2/24/2014). The full protocol is available on the DC/TMD page, and the publication (Schiffman et al, 2014) can be downloaded via the link.

Website Updates

(12/19/2014) Several DC/TMD instruments were updated in order to correct formatting problems.  See the list of changes document on that page.

(3/19/2014) The DC/TMD instruments are available to members as source documents for translation; instruments in original .docx format are also available as a template for final translations to be copied onto.   Please send suggestions for further improvement and any bad links to Ohrbach.


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