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Contemporary Management of Temporomandibular Disorders

Fundamentals and Pathway to Diagnosis

  • S. Thaddeus Connelly
  • Gianluca Martino Tartaglia
  • Rebeka G. Silva


  • Discusses the whole patient philosophy so important for successful treatment of TMDs

  • Describes anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical assessment, and imaging evaluation

  • Explains the diagnostic criteria for the full range of TMDs

  • Emphasizes the need to appreciate TMDs as chronic pain conditions


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Philosophy, Ethics, Law and Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Kowalski
      Pages 23-39
    3. C. Dellavia, L. F. Rodella, R. Pellecchia, G. Barzani
      Pages 51-70
  3. Pathophysiology, Clinical Evaluation, Imaging and Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Gianluca Martino Tartaglia, A. Gianni, R. Ohrbach
      Pages 121-142
    3. Dania Tamimi, Elnaz Jalali
      Pages 143-172
    4. Richard W. Katzberg, Rebeka G. Silva, S. Thaddeus Connelly
      Pages 173-204
    5. Ambra Michelotti, Stefano Vollaro, Roberta Cimino
      Pages 205-227

About this book


This book is a comprehensive, state of the art guide to the contemporary diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) that will help to compensate for the frequent lack of experience and inadequate training among health professionals who encounter patients with jaw joint problems. The opening section describes the whole patient philosophy essential for treatment success, examines ethical and legal considerations, and discusses all aspects of anatomy. Pathophysiology, clinical assessment, and imaging evaluation, including by means of modern MR imaging and CBCT, are then considered in detail. Finally, the diagnostic criteria for the full range of TMDs are thoroughly explained and the urgent need to appreciate temporomandibular disorders as the chronic pain conditions they are is addressed. Complementary volumes are devoted to non-surgical treatment of TMDs and to total temporomandibular joint replacement and other surgical procedures, respectively. Each book will be of high value for the multidisciplinary team necessary for successful management of TMDs, including dentists, surgeons, primary care doctors, pain doctors, and allied health professionals.


TMD TMJ Temporomandibular surgery Chronic orofacial pain Tissue regeneration Virtual surgery planning

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Thaddeus Connelly
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gianluca Martino Tartaglia
    • 3
  • Rebeka G. Silva
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySan Francisco VA Health Care System, University of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Private Practice, Dental Implant and Oral Surgery of San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Functional Anatomy Research Center (FARC)Universita degli Studi di Milano, Functional Anatomy Research CenterMilanoItaly

About the editors

S. Thaddeus Connelly is Attending Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center and Assistant Professor at the University of California San Francisco, where he carries out a mixture of research and operating room procedures. Dr. Connelly gained his DDS from Columbia University, New York, in 2001 and completed his MD at the University of California, San Francisco, in 2004. He obtained board certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2008 and subsequently completed a PhD at the University of California San Francisco Graduate Division (Cranio-maxillofacial Sciences). He became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2013. Dr. Connelly’s interests include oral and maxillofacial surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, botulinum toxin, oral squamous cell carcinoma, pain, inducible nitric oxide synthase, and molecular markers of metastasis. He acts as a reviewer for the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is the author of 25 peer-reviewed publications.

Gianluca M. Tartaglia is Chief of Oral Surgery and Oral Rehabilitation at the SST Dental Clinic, Segrate, Milan and Associate Researcher at the Functional Anatomy Research Center, University of Milan. He is also Consultant Professor on the Post-Graduate Program of Orthodontics at the university’s School of Dentistry, having previously been Consultant Professor for the Post-Graduate Program of Oral Surgery and to the undergraduate dental program of Head and Neck Anatomy.  He has gained his Associate professor scientific license in dentistry in 2014  He has been successfully diagnosing and treating patients with oral and maxillofacial conditions for more than 20 years and is the clinical coordinator of a multidisciplinary dental care team with full integration of diagnostic and clinical resources. Dr. Tartaglia has an H-index of 31 and has published more than 160 full papers on various topics concerning the functional anatomy of the stomatognathic apparatus and on the clinical applications of instrumental evaluations in dentistry. He serves as reviewer of IF peer-review international dental journal. He is a regular lecturrer at several national and international University seminars and congresses.

Rebeka G. Silva is an Attending Surgeon in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Chief of Dental Services at the San Francisco VA Health Care System, and Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California San Francisco. She earned her DMD from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, New Jersey, completed an internship at Columbia University, New York, and subsequently undertook a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. In addition to providing direct patient care in oral and maxillofacial surgery where she focuses on the TMJ surgical reconstruction and nonsurgical treatment of temporomandibular disorders, Dr. Silva is responsible for supervision of oral and maxillofacial surgery residents and has a private practice in San Francisco, California. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists (FACD). Dr. Silva is a recipient of the “Hands to Heart Award” from the Department of Veterans Affairs in recognition of exceptional service in direct patient care. Her research interests lie in temporomandibular disorders and virtual surgical planning. She is a reviewer for various peer-reviewed journals in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Contemporary Management of Temporomandibular Disorders
  • Book Subtitle Fundamentals and Pathway to Diagnosis
  • Editors S. Thaddeus Connelly
    Gianluca Martino Tartaglia
    Rebeka G. Silva
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-99914-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-99915-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 227
  • Number of Illustrations 49 b/w illustrations, 97 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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