The Dawson Academy, St Petersburg, Fla, is now offering a new hands-on course that teaches its students to differentiate between acute and chronic head and neck pain. The 2 1/2-day, hands-on course, "Temporomandibular Disorder: Current Concepts," will be given by Henry Gremillion, DDS, and will take place September 4–6, 2008, at the University of Florida Seminole Dental Clinic in St Petersburg, Fla.

The class will present general principles of examination, differential diagnosis, and management of patients with TMD. Special emphasis will be placed on the multifaceted aspects of a well-structured history-taking process. A sequential format for clinical examination of the temporomandibular joints, head and neck musculature, and occlusal function will be described in detail. Clinical characteristics and management considerations for the various subgroups of intracapsular and extracapsular disorders will be presented.

The course fee is $3,400 per student, and students completing the course will receive a total of 18 continuing education credits. 

For more information, contact The Dawson Academy at (800) 952-2178.