This portal provides information about disorders of the chewing apparatus, the temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) and the Craniomandibular Dysfunction (CMD or TMD) in particular. Unlike many other websites, this site does not just reflect the random preferences of the author, and the information that it provides is in no way tied to any financial interests. All of the information is based on the latest scientific knowledge and is beholden to the concept of evidence-based medicine.
Evidence-based medicine (EnM) refers to the combination of the doctor’s experience, the latest scientific knowledge (i.e. knowledge taken from scientific journals) and the wishes of the patients themselves. The objective of EbM is to provide the very best care for patients, regardless of any personal prejudices or regional doctrines. There was a need for EbM because doctors normally tend to stick to the knowledge that they acquire during their training, whereas scientific knowledge is constantly progressing. As a consequence of this, many patients do not always receive the best medical care, and unfortunately this is also the case with orthodontics.
About disorders of the chewing apparatus and the temporomandibular joint, often summarized under the terms CMD (or TMD, MAP), thousands of articles are published every year. Of course no doctor could possibly read all of them. So, various EbM means have been developed that make it possible for doctors to keep to date up with the latest developments. These include continuously updated scientific reviews – the so-called systematic reviews and also access to medical databases that make it possible for every doctor to do their own research on how best to treat their patients. This information portal is the result of many years of medical experience and constant literature research.
We hope that you enjoy reading the information on this site and that it provides you with a lot of useful information
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