31-1 Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

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Welcome, Dr. Bryan Bond

D.C. Tracts would like to warmly welcome our new Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Bryan Bond, who has been an avid contributor over the years.

Dr. Bond received his BS in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and his BS in Human Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees from the National University of Health Sciences. He has a master’s degree in Biomechanics from the University of Kansas and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Kansas Medical Center.

He spent several years in private practice before joining Cleveland Chiropractic College in 2002. After ten years teaching at CCC, he accepted a full-time faculty position at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas. He is currently a Professor of Biomechanics, Human Imaging and Musculoskeletal Assessment at USM and Co-Director of Research in the Department of Physical Therapy. He has presented post-graduate workshops for a number of state and national professional associations.

Dr. Bond’s experience will bring valuable insight to our publication, and we are excited to welcome him to the team.

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief


This issue of D.C. Tracts is a thorough, insightful review of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) related to their structural, functional, psychosocial and clinical characteristics. Considering TMD’s relatively high prevalence and significant financial burden, a comprehensive discussion of the clinical effects and conservative management is important.

In his lecture, Dr. Justin Hildebrand provides a brief overview of the anatomical and biomechanical considerations of TMD, as well as the clinical presentation and examination of the issue. He also shares some clinical insight for conservative management including modalities, soft-tissue massage and dry needling.

Dr. Christopher Kinslow lectures on the clinical relevance of TMD and the substantial cost of management. He further highlights the psychosocial factors associated with TMD such as stress, anxiety and depression, emphasizing the role of chiropractors in identifying risk factors and appropriately referring for co-management. Finally, he outlines the role of chiropractors in managing TMD through patient education, lifestyle recommendations and patient reassurance.

Dr. Bradley Muir’s feature article delivers an in-depth review of the anatomy and biomechanics of the temporomandibular joint. He outlines the functional and structural importance of the joint capsule, musculature, articular disc and ligaments, and conveys the importance of variations in normal resting jaw position.

I trust that you will find this issue of D.C. Tracts both informative and interesting, refining your clinical expertise and patient services.

Best regards,

Bryan M. Bond, BSc, BS, DC, MS, PhD

In This Issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Temporomandibular Joint: A Review of the Anatomy and Biomechanics
    Bradley J. Muir, DC, HBSc (Kin), DC, FRCCSS(C)
    • Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD)
      Justin Hildebrand, DC
    • Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction and Psychosocial Factors
      Christopher Kinslow, DC, DPT
  • JURIS-PROOFING: Introducing Juris-Proofing
    Brian J. Gleberzon, DC
    Yasmeen A. Khan, DC, MS
    • Resolution of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD) by Correcting a Lateral Head Translation Posture following Previous Failed Traditional Chiropractic Therapy: A CBP Case Report
    • Effectiveness of Mobilization of the Upper Cervical Region and Craniocervical Flexor Training on Orofacial Pain, Mandibular Function and Headache in Women with TMD. A Randomized, Controlled Study
    • Conservative Management of Temporomandibular Dysfunction: A Literature Review with Implications for Clinical Practice Guidelines (Narrative Review Part 2)