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Craniomandibular Disorders: Fact or Fiction

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Most dentists do not understand many of the basic diagnoses of Craniomandibular Disorders. The etiology or the major and minor causes of Craniomandibular Disorders will be presented. The difference between internal derangements and hypermobility of the condyles and their treatment will be discussed

A rational approach to Phase I therapy will be presented. A discussion of which Oral Surgical Procedures can be successful and which are not.

Learning objectives:

  • Correct diagnoses of Craniomandibular Disorders.
  • Phase I successful therapy.
  • Knowledge of successful and non-successful Oral Surgical therapies.

Release date: Sat, November 26, 2011

Speaker: Gary Wolford, DDS, FICCMO

gary-wolfordDr. D. Gary Wolford graduated from Temple University in 1967 and completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He was the former Chairman of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial at Henry Ford Hospital and director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Program.

Dr. Wolford is a Fellow of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedic and a Regent in ICCMO. He developed a Clinical Classification of Craniomandibular Disorders. He is the past President of the North American Neuromuscular Study Club.

His practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of facial pain and craniomandibular disorders. He has used electro-diagnostic instrumentation for over 27 years and over 12,000 patients. He emphasizes a conservative, non-surgical approach to treating patients with facial pain and jaw dysfunction.

Dr. Wolford had an internal derangement due to trauma when he was 15 years old. After treating himself with various orthotics for over 40 years, he underwent full mouth reconstruction at LVI and is now headache and pain free for 10 years. His pre and post reconstruction tomograms show condylar changes after full mouth reconstruction.

Dr. Wolford is a featured instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.


Address: 1401 Hillshire, Dr. Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89134
Phone: 888.584.3237; 702.341.7978
Fax: 702.341.8510