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 Home     July 23, 2014  
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.

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DC/TMD has been published (posted 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

(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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