The Very Dental Podcast Network

This encore edition features the triumphant return of fan favorite, Dr. Jamison Spencer! Last episode we conquered sleep dentistry and airway problems. In today's episode, we tackle TMD!

A few high questions answered by Jamison in episode 205:

  • Should general dentists be treating TMD?
  • TMD patients are all NUTS (not understanding their symptoms). Most dentists are, too.
  • Why do we have so little evidence for the validity of TMD treatments?
  • What is the most common joint problem and simple treatment options
  • What's the difference between capsulitis and trismus and when should we treat it?
  • When should we give injections outside of the "deep dark hole" that we're used to?

Links from the show:

Our “Clinical Hack of the Week” features Dr. Zach Meiners and his undying love for teflon tape! If you have a clinical hack that you want to share, record yourself and email it to and we’ll feature you on the show!









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Direct download: All_TMJ_Patients_are_NUTS_encore_mixdown-auphonic_01.mp3
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