TMD for the DSM Dentist Add-on Course

May 18 - TMD for the DSM Course - Add-on Course

Add registration for this one-day course, taking place the day prior to the 2023 AADSM Annual Meeting general session. This evidence-based course will review protocols for patient evaluation prior to treatment and strategies for managing treatment emergent TMD symptoms, ensuring that you have the knowledge and resources to support your TMD clinical decision-making and provide optimal patient care.

Individuals must be registered for the 2023 AADSM Annual Meeting to register for and attend the TMD for the DSM Dentist Course.

Registration for the TMD for the DSM Dentist Course also includes access to the following pre-recorded lectures and demonstration videos (over a $100 value!) in the AADSM Online Learning Center:

  • Evaluation and Management of the TMJ and Associated Muscles: A Physical Therapist’s Approach (1 CE Credit)
  • Baseline TMJ and Muscle Examination (1.25 CE Credits)

Access to these recordings will be provided to all registered attendees in early May so that they can be viewed prior to attending the course.

Add the TMD for the DSM Dentist Course onto your Annual Meeting Registration


Course Chair

Subha Giri, BDS, MS

Course Vice Chair

Imran Patel, DMD

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Implement simple screening tools and examination protocols to identify TMJ and muscle baseline health or dysfunction and inform treatment planning for OSA;
  2. Review evidence and recognize contributing factors that increase risk for TMD with or without OAT;
  3. Weigh OSA disease severity, symptoms and comorbidities against TMD risk in clinical decision-making; and 
  4. Describe physical therapy protocol and advanced TMD splint or injection therapies that collaborating specialists may use to treat TMD, allowing patients to continue with OAT.

Target Audience

Dental sleep medicine practitioners who want to provide optimal care for patients with a history of TMD or who have TMD complaints during OAT.

Topics and Speakers

TMD and DSM: Bridging the Gap
Subha Giri, BDS, MS
TMD and DSM: The Biopsychosocial Model of Care
James Fricton, DDS, MS
TMD Anatomy and Physiology Made Easy
Omar Suarez, DMD
Radiological Assessment of TMD
Joseph Matthews, DDS
Physical Therapy: Patient-Centered Management
Emily Kahnert, DPT, CCTT
Health Psychology in TMD Management
Shelly Curran, PhD, LP
Pharmocology of TMD
Tackling the TMD Complaint
Imran Patel, DMD

Date and Time

Thursday, May 18  7:45am - 5:30pm

*Registration opens at 7:15am.

Course Location and Hotel

Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

Travel and Housing Information

Registration Rates*

 AADSM Member**




*Individuals must be registered for the 2023 AADSM Annual Meeting to register for and attend the TMD for the DSM Dentist Course.
**Member categories include: Regular, Academic, Emeritus, Active-Duty Military, Student, and Team Members

Not an AADSM member? Join today to receive the discounted member registration fee.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

To cancel a registration, written notification must be submitted to the AADSM at  A $50.00 administrative fee will be withheld on cancellations postmarked by April 28, 2023.  After this date, no refunds will be available. Refunds are not provided to no-shows. The AADSM reserves the right to cancel a course and provide full refunds should conditions warrant. The refunds will only include the cost of registration for the course. Refunds will be applied to the original payment source (i.e., credit card, check). Any refunds applied via check will be processed by the AADSM to individuals in the US (or e-payment to individuals who chose to set up an account in and by wire transfer to individuals outside of the US.    

Teaching Method

This course will be comprised of lectures followed by discussion and pre-recorded demonstrations when applicable.


Photography and/or recording of any kind (other than by the AADSM) of sessions or speakers is strictly prohibited. No cameras or recording devices will be allowed in the meeting rooms at any time. Violation of this rule could result in the confiscation of the film or recording device and removal of the individual from the meeting.

Continuing Education

The AADSM is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.  The AADSM designates this course for 8, live, in-person continuing education credits and 2.25 on-demand, electronically mediated continuing education credits.

Course Disclaimers


Any opinion expressed or communicated regarding any product, device or appliance during an AADSM educational program is solely the opinion of the individual(s) expressing or communicating that opinion, and not that of the AADSM.

The AADSM does not endorse or recommend any products or services. The AADSM does not review, investigate, or otherwise approve the quality, type, message, nature, or value of any product or service discussed in the course and assumes no liability of any kind for any verbal or written information provided by speakers or attendees. We encourage you to conduct your own independent research to verify and investigate any company prior to purchasing its products or services. Please consult your own professional legal, financial and medical advisors for advice concerning any products or services discussed.
As a result, AADSM disclaims any warranty or guarantee about the performance of any recommended product, device or service. AADSM provides a forum for the discussion of best practices in the field, but participants agree by attendance at AADSM events that AADSM has no liability or responsibility for any clinical or other outcomes from the matters discussed at their meetings.
The AADSM cautions participants about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into practice when they have not had supervised clinical experience or demonstrated competency.

COVID-19 Warning

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and attendees with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

Please make sure that you have reviewed any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to the location in which the TMD for the DSM Dentist Course will be held. By attending an AADSM course in-person, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and you are confirming that you have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms, are not under any self-quarantine orders, and are not experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at Participants should review CDC guidelines for public meetings and are expected to adhere to all local, state and federal regulations concerning COVID-19

AADSM Code of Conduct

Please click here to review the AADSM’s official guidelines and requirements for behavior in an AADSM meeting. All course participants must observe all AADSM standards at all times. Violations of this code are taken seriously and may in the sole discretion of AADSM to actions including, but not limited to ending the participation in a course or future AADSM meetings or trainings.

For questions, contact Megan Scanlan at or 630-686-9874.