TMJ: How it Works, How it Gets Injured, How it Gets Fixed


Course Objectives:

  • Describe the anatomy and function of the TMJ
  • Define the terms TMJ and TMD and learn how to recognize symptoms and possible treatment based upon those symptoms
  • Identify normal parameters of TMJ and identify common TMJ injuries that occur in work place
  • Review treatment options and implications both long and short term
  • Identify pre-existing issues that could contribute to diagnosis and treatment of TMJ
  • Identify different kinds of insurance coding for reimbursement and the use for each type
  • Identify surgical treatment and the indication for surgery based upon symptoms and/or diagnosis
  • Identify possible claim closure time and costs based upon symptoms and diagnosis


Leigh Kuhns, CRDH, Manager, Clinical Services (Dental)

1 CE hour approved for:

  • Nursing: RN, LPN, ARNP, CNA nationwide
  • Nursing Certifications: CCM, CRC and CDMS nationwide
  • Adjuster: AK, AL, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MS, MT, NC, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT
  • CA Adjuster: WC Post-Designation
  • AAPC: American Academy of Professional Coders 
  • FL OT

1 CE hour pending for:

  • FL PT
  • Adjuster: MN

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