AACP first Australian Symposium- Dr Noshir Mehta Comes to Australia
much is taught about temporomandibular disorders in dental school.
Practitioners who have an interest in this field are forced to sort out
the puzzle of TMD treatment a piece at a time. We pick up a piece we
can use to help our patients from one guru, and another piece from the
next. Maybe we have to discard the previous four pieces when we hear
another speaker. What we need is someone with a background in both the
practical and theoretical aspects of tmd treatment, who has
successfully practiced what they preach, and brings a wealth of
experience, without the requirement to follow any particular dogma. The
Australian Branch of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain is very
pleased to introduce Dr Noshir Mehta to Australia.
Noshir Mehta is the Director of the Craniofacial Pain Centre at Tufts
University in Boston. He is one of the premier researchers in TMD in
the world. He has a lifetime of experience treating the most difficult
pain patients that America can throw at him, while managing a pain
centre that incorporates top practitioners with diverse experience and
philosophies. He does this with tact, and a calm competence that brings
out the best in everyone that he works with.
research topics include the effect of occlusal dimension on cervical
and upper extremity strength; the effect of nocturnal parafunction on
the masticatory system; the effect of different bites on gait; the
relevance of mandibular midline position to TMD symptoms; the effect of
mandibular position on body posture; and the relationship of a change
in mandibualr position to EMG levels in facial and cervical musculature.
have been privileged to hear Dr Mehta speak, and to watch him treat
patients. The focus of his work and treatment philosophy is the
inter-relationship of TMD,nd cervical and sleep disorders. His 30 years
of experience treating TMD has given him unique insights into the
etiology of TMD, and the use of occlusal splints in its treatment. We
are privileged that he has agreed to share some of these insights with
my experience, Dr Mehta is unique in the world of TMD. He has
credentials in both the research and clinical realms. He has a humility
and openness which is refreshing, and a compassion for his patients
which commands respect. No-one should miss hearing him speak at the
inaugural AACP convention in Sydney, March 11-13th 2011.
Dr Karen McCloy, Education Officer AACP Australian Chapter.
are interested in hearing Dr Mehta and many other wonderful speakers
presenting the most current views on Pain and Sleep at the AACP
Symposium next March please visit our website on www.aacfp.com.au
for all the Symposium details. On the site is the complete list of our
speakers as well as the lecture summaries. Registration, Hotel bookings and AACP membership is also available through the website. Alternately contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in March.