IUSD TMJ Institute Dr. Shaun Matthews, Director email:email@example.com phone: (317) 274-0000 fax: (317) 274-1000
About the TMJ Institute:
The Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) TMJ Institute is a multidisciplinary, collaborative clinic designed to support the treatment of patients with dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). By establishing a customized, interprofessional consensus to patient care, the IUSD TMJ Institute offers a "One-Stop Shop" for patients referred to the Institute with intractable TMJ symptoms. It creates a better understanding of a patient's pathology and enables TMJ patients to feel more valued by playing an active role in their own treatment planning process.
Dr. Shaun Matthews and some of the other members of the TMJ Institute share their insights in this series of videos.
Presenting the Inaugural IUSD TMJ Symposium:
A Multidisciplinary Approach to TMJ Patient Care Presented by Faculty from the TMJ Institute
In order to be seen by the IUSD TMJ Institute, patients with intractable TMJ symptoms must be referred by their independent provider.
If you are a patient who is interested in getting an appointment in the TMJ Institute or you are a referring practitioner wanting to send a patient, please recognize that the team approach in this clinic is focused on patients who have attempted treatment in other settings first and found no resolution to their pain or limitations. In addition, while it is often difficult to differentiate between the two, this Institute focuses on TMJ complications, not general facial pain or headache symptoms. As a result, the referral form here has questions regarding types and dates of previous treatment modalities. While every blank does not have to be filled, there must be evidence of first level TMJ treatment having been done in the past.
Patient care- Provide comprehensive, evidence-based, quality oral health services to individuals from any socioeconomic or cultural group
Teaching and learning- Enhance student learning and develop graduates who are competent clinicians, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners who are ethical, socially aware and culturally sensitive oral health professionals
Research and creative activities- Excel in high-quality, innovative research and scholarly activities that engage faculty, students, and staff; attract external funding; increase our national standing; and lead to improvements in oral and systemic health
Civic engagement and service- Serve local, state, national, and global communities through partnerships involving clinical care, service learning, and community-engaged scholarship, in addition to serving the university and the profession
To provide comprehensive, contemporary, collaborative care for all TMJ patients in Indiana and beyond
To be the gold standard clinic model for the multidisciplinary management of patients with temporomandibular dysfunction
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The faculty and staff members of the TMJ Institute come from a variety of disciplines in order to most comprehensively treat TMJ disorders.
Dr. Shaun Matthews - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Director, IUSD TMJ Institute
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