Describe valid and reliable methods for conducting an ear examination and screening examination for temporomandibular disorders.
Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:
- After performing a standard pain history, identify key features in the history of a complaint of otalgia that can help differentiate between primary, secondary otalgia and temporomandibular disorders.
- Describe valid and reliable methods for conducting an ear examination and screening examination for temporomandibular disorders.
- Create a differential diagnosis for otalgia of 1 month’s duration or less. B. Recognize the possible side effects of SSRI medications on the jaw movement disorders.
- Identify essential elements of a comprehensive treatment plan including the importance of patient education and shared decision-making.
- Choose evidence-based multimodal therapies for orofacial musculoskeletal pain, including pharmacological and cognitive–behavioral strategies for pain, mood and sleep disturbances.