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.
- 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