Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Name: H. Clifton Simmons III, D.D.S.     Born: 12/21/49; Nashville, TN

Address: 1916 Hayes Street                   Phone: (615) 329-1854

                  Nashville, TN 37203               Fax: (615) 329-1880

 

Practice: Private Practice of General Dentistry beginning on February 16, 1978 until the present with 85% of time spent treating Craniofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorder patients and 15% of time spent treating General Dental patients

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Education:

Tennessee Technological University, B.S., 1971

University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, D.D.S., 1977

 

Faculty Appointments:

Assistant Clinical Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Department of Dentistry, Graduate Orthodontic Residency Program, (1993-present)

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry (2009-present)

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Institute, (2006-Present)

 

Editorial Appointments:

Editor, Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association, official journal of the Tennessee Dental Association, (2002-present)

Editor, The KEY, official journal of the International College of Dentists - USA Section, (1-1-17 to present)

Editorial Board, Journal of the American College of Dentists, (2012-2016)

TMJ/Craniomandibular Editor, The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice, (2013-pesent)

Editor, Craniofacial Pain - A Handbook for Assessment, Diagnosis and Management, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Chroma, Inc., 2009

Scientific Editor, Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association, (2000-2002)

Section Editor, TMJ Anatomy and Physiology, Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, (2002-present)

Editor, The TMDiary, official publication of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, (1998-2002)

Editor, The Volunteer Dentist, official publication of the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry, (1993-1998)

 

Editorial Awards:

International College of Dentists USA Section Platinum Pencil Award Division 2 2006

International College of Dentists USA Section Golden Pen Award Division II 2007

International College of Dentists USA Section Golden Pen Award Division 2 2010

International College of Dentists USA Section Golden Pen Award Division II 2011

International College of Dentists USA Section  Outstanding Cover Award II 2011

International College of Dentists USA Section Golden Pen Award Division II 2012

International College of Dentists USA Section Golden Pen Award Division II 2013

International College of Dentists USA Section Golden Pen Award Division 2 2014

International College of Dentists USA Section Leadership Article Division 2 2015

International College of Dentists USA Section Golden Pen Award Division 2 2015

International College of Dentists USA Section Golden Pen Award Division 2 2016

International College of Dentists USA Section Golden Pen Award Division 2 2017

 

Permits:

Comprehensive Conscious Sedation Permit #20

 

Professional Associations/Societies:

American Dental Association

Tennessee Dental Association

        Immediate Past-President (2015-2016)

President (2014-2015)

        President-Elect (2013-2014)

        Fellow

        Editor, Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association

        General Chairman Council on Annual Session (1999, 2003)

Co-Chair of Programs on Council on Annual Sessions (2011)

        Committee on Anesthesia (2003-2013)

Public Relations Committee - Chair - (2014 - present)

Committee on Anesthesia, Sedation and Scope of Practice - Chair - (2013-2014, 2015-2018)

Tennessee Board of Dentistry

        Anesthesia Committee (2003-present)

Nashville Dental Society

        President (2000-2001)

        President-Elect (1999-2000)

        Secretary (1998-1999)

        Treasurer (1997-1998)

        Chairman Budget Committee (1999-2000)

        Peer Review Committee (1993-1995)

        Delegate to Tennessee Dental Association (1991, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)

        Program Chairman (1990-1991)

Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry

        President (2000-2002)

        President-Elect (1998-2000)

        Editor (1993-1998)

        Member Board of Directors (1993-Present)

        Delegate from Tennessee AGD to National House of Delegates (1998, 

        1999, 2000, 2001)

Tennessee C.R.A.N.I.O.

        President

Academy of General Dentistry

        Fellow

        Local Advisory Committee for national meeting in Nashville (2001-2003)

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

        President (2000-2002)

        President-Elect (1998-2000)

        Editor of Publications, TMDiary (1998-2002)

        Fellow

        Board Member (1996-2009)

        Chairperson Specialty Committee (2000-2013))

        Chairperson Literature Review Committee (1998-2002)

        Member Strategic Planning Committee (1995-1997, 2000, 2002, 2004)

American Board of Craniofacial Pain

        Immediate Past-President (2014-2016)

        President (2012-2014)

        President-Elect 2010-2012)

        Diplomate

        Treasurer

        Board Member

American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine

        President-Elect (2017-2019)

Secretary (2014-2016)

        Diplomate 2013

American Academy of Orofacial Pain

        Fellow

American Board of Orofacial Pain

        Diplomate

        Board Member (1998-1999, 2002-2004, 2008-2012)

        Member Examination Council (1998-1999)

        Board Examination Supervisor (2003, 2004, 2005, 2009)

American Academy of Pain Management

        Diplomate

American Association of Dental Editors and Journalists

Certified Dental Editor

President-Elect - 2016-2017

Vice President - 2015-2016

Malpractice Consultant to CNA Insurance/Professional Protector Plan on     

        Temporomandibular Disorder cases (1993-1996)

American Equilibration Society

American College of Dentists

        Fellow

International College of Dentists

        Fellow

Editor, USA Section - 1-1-17 until present

Academy of Dentistry International

        Fellow

Pierre Fauchard Academy

        Fellow

Old Hickory Dental Study Club

        Past President

Middle Tennessee Academy of Implant Dentistry

        Past President

American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

American Orthodontic Society

International Association for Orthodontics-Advanced Study Club

        Secretary-Treasurer (1995-1996)

American Academy of Implant Dentistry

 

Honors and Awards:

Omicron Kappa Upsilon

Dean’s Honorary Odontological Society

University of Tennessee College of Dentistry Certificate of Merit

Psi Omega Fraternity National Council Scholastic Achievement Award

Granville Sherman, Jr. Pedodontic Award

Fellow of American College of Dentists

Fellow of International College of Dentists

Fellow of American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

Fellow of American Academy of Orofacial Pain

Fellow of Academy of Dentistry International

Fellow of Tennessee Dental Association

Fellow of Pierre Fauchard Society

Distinquished Service Award, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

Diplomate of American Society of Osseointegration

Who’s Who in Dentistry 1995-1996

International Who’s Who in Medicine 1995-1996

Named in "Guide to America’s Top Dentists" 2000

Nominee, Tennessee AGD Dentist of the Year 2000, 2003, 2007

Tennessee Dental Association ACE Award 1983, 1988-1989, 1995-1996, 1997-1998

AGD Distinguished Editor Award 1996

Tennessee AGD Editor Certificate of Appreciation 1993-1995, 1995-1996,

     1996-1997

Certificate of Recognition of Faithful and Satisfactory Performance as Assistant

     Clinical Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1999

American Equilibration Society Certificate of Appreciation 2/23/95, 2/18/99, 2/24/05

The Haden-Stack Award - August 2006 (for unselfish education of others and advancing the science and treatment of temporomandibular disorders and craniofacial pain)

Presidential Award of Merit, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain - 2006

2007 Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry "Dentist of the Year Award"

Nominee, 2007, 2008, 2009 Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research by the Tennessee Dental Association Board of Trustees

Nominee, 2008 Dr. Thaddeus V. Weclew Award by the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry (the highest award that the Academy of General Dentistry bestows)

Nominee, 2009, Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research by the Tennessee Dental Association Board of Trustees

Edward Hartly Angle Award - in recognition of sustained excellence in resident orthodontic education - assistant professor of clinical orthodontics - October 25, 2012

Distinguished Dentist Award - Interfaith Dental Clinic - 2015

Distinguished Dentist Award - Interfaith Dental Clinic - 2016

Distinguished Dentist Award - Interfaith Dental Clinic - 2017

Jack Wells Dedication to Dentistry Award - May 19, 2017 - highest award given by the Tennessee Dental Association

 

Military Service:

Tennessee Army National Guard, September 21, 1971-September 21, 1977

Combat Medic, Specialist 4th Class

Honorable Discharge

 

Religious Activities:

Woodmont Baptist Church, Member since November 6, 1994, Deacon June 2, 2013, Chair of Deacon Administrative Committee 2013-2015, Vice-Chair of Deacons 2014-2015, Chair of Deacons 2015-2016

 

Publications:

Simmons HC, Bledsoe WS, Kilpatrick SR: Contemporary Mainstream TMD Diagnosis and Treatment. AudioDent Publications, Academy of General Dentistry, Published nationwide November 1994

 

Simmons HC, Gibbs SJ: Recapture of Temporomandibular Joint Disks Using Anterior Repositioning Appliances: An MRI Study. The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, October 1995 13:227-237

 

Simmons HC, Gibbs SJ: Initial TMJ Disk Recapture with Anterior Repositioning Appliances and Relation To Dental History. The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, October 1997 15:281-295

 

Gibbs SJ, Simmons HC: A Protocol for Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint. The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, October 1998 16:236-241

 

Simmons HC, Talley RL, Kilpatrick SR: Specialty Application to the American Dental Association for a Dental Specialty in Craniofacial Pain. June 1 , 2001

 

Simmons HC, Talley RL, Kilpatrick SR: Craniofacial Pain as a Dental Specialty: a White Paper by the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice October 2001, 19:302-304

 

Simmons HC: Orthodontic Finishing After TMJ Disk Manipulation and Recapture. International Journal of Orthodontics, Spring 2002 13:7-12

 

Simmons HC, Talley RL, Kilpatrick SR: Specialty Application to the American Dental Association for a dental specialty in Craniofacial Pain. June 1, 2003

 

Simmons HC, Kilpatrick SR: A Survey of Dentists in the United States Regarding a Specialty in Craniofacial Pain. The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice January 2004;22:72-76

 

Simmons HC: My Journey Through the Specialty Recognition Process with the American Dental Association. Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association. Editorial; Spring 2004, 84:2;5-10

 

Simmons HC, Gibbs SJ: Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMJ Disorders: Specific Symptoms Relieved and Relationship to Disk Status on MRI. The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice April 2005 23:89-99

 

Simmons HC: Tennessee Dentists Volunteering at Home and Around the World. Editorial; Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association. Spring 2005, 85:2;5

 

Simmons HC, Talley RL, Kilpatrick SR: Specialty Application to the American Dental Association for a Dental Specialty in Craniofacial Pain. June 1, 2005

 

Simmons HC: Guidelines for Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for the Management of Craniofacial Pain and TMD. The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice. October 2005, 23:300-305

 

Simmons HC: We Effect Rules for the Dentists of Tennessee. Editorial; Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association. Winter 2006, 86:1;5

 

Simmons HC: Guidelines for Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for the Management of Craniofacial Pain and TMD. The Functional Orthodontist. Summer/Fall 2006, 23;2:22-31

 

Simmons HC: Computers and the Internet in Modern Dental Practice. Editorial; Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association. Spring 2008, 88:2;5

 

Simmons HC, Oxford DE, Hill MD: The Prevalence of Skeletal Class II Patients Found in a Consecutive Population Presenting for TMD Treatment Compared to the National Average. Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association. Fall 2008, 88;4;16-18

 

Simmons HC: Editor, Craniofacial Pain - A Handbook for Assessment, Diagnosis and Management. Chroma, Inc., 2009

 

Simmons HC, Stack BC, Moses AJ: Temporomandibular Disorders. In: Craniofacial Pain - A Handbook for Assessment, Diagnosis and Management, Simmons HC, ed, Chroma, Inc., 2009

 

Holt CR, Simmons HC, Baylin MA, Shankland WE: Introduction to Craniofacial Pain. In: Craniofacial Pain - A Handbook for Assessment, Diagnosis and Management, Simmons HC, ed, Chroma, Inc., 2009

 

Simmons HC, Gibbs SJ: Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMJ Disorders: Specific Symptoms Relieved and Relationship to Disk Status on MRI. Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association 2009 89:4;22-30

 

Simmons HC: A Critical Review of Dr. Charles S. Greene's Article titled "Managing the Care of Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders: A New Guideline for Care" and A Revision of the American Association for Dental Research's 1996  Policy Statement on Temporomandibular Disorders, Approved by the AADR Council in March 2010, Published in the Journal of the American Dental Association September 2010. Journal of Craniomandibular Practice January 2012, 30:1, 9-24

 

Simmons HC, Gibbs SJ: Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMJ Disorders: Specific Symptoms Relieved and Relationship to Disk Status on MRI. Oral Health March 2012:66-83

 

Spencer Jr, Patel M, Mehta N, Simmons HC, Bennett T, Bailey JK, Moses A: Special Consideration Regarding the Assessment and Management of Patients Being Treated with Mandibular Advancement Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice January 2013 31;(1):10-13

 

Simmons HC 3rd: The Periodontal Probe and the Millimeter Scale. Editorial, The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice April 2013 31;(2):77-78

 

Simmons HC 3rd: Who is in Control - the Teeth or the Temporomandibular Joints? Editorial, The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice. January 2014;32(1):11-12

 

Simmons HC 3rd: Temporomandibular Joint Orthopedics with Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy and Therapeutic Injections. The Journal of the California Dental Association August 2014;42:537-548

 

Simmons HC 3rd: Muscles are Slaves. Editorial, The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice October 2014;(4):252-253

 

Simmons HC 3rd: The Unlocking Window. Editorial, The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice July 2015;33(3):167-168

 

Simmons HC 3rd: The Future of Dental Board Structure and Regulation. Editorial; Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association. Spring/Summer 2015, 95:1;5

 

Simmons HC 3rd: Why are Dentists Not Trained to Screen and Diagnose Temporomandibular Disorders in Dental School? Editorial, The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice March 2016;34(2):76-78

 

Simmons HC 3rd: Mentoring vs Role Modeling. KEY/2016. International College of Dentists. 2016:14

 

Simmons HC 3rd: Informed Consent in Dentistry. Editorial, Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association. Spring/Summer 2016, 96;1:5-6

 

Simmons HC 3rd: How Do You Know Whom to Treat for a Temporomandibular Disorder? Using PDQ. Editorial, The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice. November 2016 34(6):356-357

 

Simmons HC 3rd: Your 13-year-old Daughter Fell at School - She Reports a Clicking Jaw - What Should Happen Next? Editorial, The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice. May 2017 35(3):133-134

 

Simmons HC 3rd: Governmental Agency Required Training, Policies and Documentation in the Dental Office. Editorial, The Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association. October 2017 97(1):5-6

 

Simmons HC 3rd: A Media Example of Lack of Knowledge About Temporomandibular Disorder Care. Editorial, The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice. November 2017 35(6):345-346

 

The Volunteer Dentist

Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry

Published Spring 1993, Fall 1993, Spring 1994, Fall 1994, Spring 1995, Fall 1995,

Spring 1996, Summer 1996, Fall 1996, Spring 1997, Fall 1997, Spring 1998

Circulation of 2,100 Dentists

 

TMDiary

Official Journal of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

Published Spring/Summer 1998 (Volume 11 Number 1), Fall/Winter 1999 (Volume 12 Number 1), Spring/Summer 2000 (Volume 13 Number 1), Fall/Winter 2000 (Volume 13 Number 2), Fall/Winter 2001 (Volume 14 Number 1), Spring/Summer 2002 (Volume 15 Number 1)

International Circulation of 5,000 Dentists Providing Craniofacial Pain/TMD Diagnosis and Treatment

 

The Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association

Fall 2002-2011 (4 journals/year)

Spring 2012-present (2 journals/year)

Official Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association

Responsible for concept, content and editorials

Circulation 2,500 dentists who are members of the TDA

 

The KEY

Fall 2017 until present (1 journal/year)

Official Journal of the International College of Dentists USA Section

 

 

Lectures/Papers/Clinics:

What Every Dentist Should Know About Capitation Plans

Given to eight study clubs in the Nashville area,

Murfreesboro Dental Society, and the Nashville Dental

Society

1984-1985

 

Axial Tomography in the Treatment of TMJ Disorders

Given to six study clubs in the Nashville area

1988-1989

 

Aggressive Non-Surgical Treatment of TMJ Disorders

Given to six study clubs in the Nashville area

1988-1989

 

Upper Joint Space Arthrotomography of the TMJ

Tennessee C.R.A.N.I.O.

Nashville, Tennessee

July 21, 1989

 

Implant Seminar/Core-Vent Implant Surgery Demonstration

Middle Tennessee Academy of Implant Dentistry

Nashville, Tennessee

August 27, 1989

 

Fixed/Removables With Screw-Vents

Middle Tennessee Academy of Implant Dentistry

Nashville, Tennessee

April 25, 1990

 

What Every Dentist Should Know About TMD

New Dentist's Study Club

Brentwood, Tennessee

January 20, 1991

 

What Every Implant Dentist Should Know About TMD

Middle Tennessee Academy of Implant Dentistry

Nashville, Tennessee

February 20, 1991

 

Finishing TMJ Cases

Tennessee C.R.A.N.I.O.

Nashville, Tennessee

April 6, 1991

 

Aggressive Non-Surgical Treatment of TMJ Disorders

Nashville Academy of Otolaryngology

Nashville, Tennessee

March 16, 1992

 

T.O.S.H.A. Guidelines and Documents

Middle Tennessee Academy of Implant Dentistry

Nashville, Tennessee

March 18, 1992

 

T.O.S.H.A. Guidelines for TMJ Practice

Tennessee C.R.A.N.I.O.

Nashville, Tennessee

July 12, 1992

 

TMJ and Occlusion for Dental Implants

Middle Tennessee Academy of Implant Dentistry

Nashville, Tennessee

August 29, 1992

 

T.O.S.H.A. Guidelines and Documents

Fourth District Dental Hygiene Association

Franklin, Tennessee

September 12, 1992

 

Temporomandibular Joint Diagnosis for the Referring Dentist

Greater Nashville Study Club

Nashville, Tennessee

November 17, 1992

 

What Every Dentist Should Know About TMD

Vanderbilt University General Dental Practice Residency Program 1993-1997

Vanderbilt University Orthodontic Residency Program 1994-Present

Nashville, Tennessee

 

Major Philosophies of TMD Diagnosis and Treatment

Vanderbilt University General Dental Practice Residency Program 1993-1997

Vanderbilt University Orthodontic Residency Program 1994-Present

Nashville, Tennessee

 

TMD Splint Construction

TMD Injections

Surgical Versus Non-Surgical TMD Care

Vanderbilt University General Dental Practice Residency Program 1993-1997

Vanderbilt University Orthodontic Residency Program 1994-Present

Nashville, Tennessee

 

Mock TMD Consult

Vanderbilt University General Dental Practice Residency Program 1993-1997

Vanderbilt University Orthodontic Residency Program 1994-Present

Nashville, Tennessee

 

Recapture of TMJ Disks Using Anterior Repositioning

Appliances - An MRI Study

Vanderbilt University General Dental Practice Residency Program 1993-1997

Vanderbilt University Orthodontic Residency Program 1994-1997

Nashville, Tennessee

 

The Role of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy in TMD

Vanderbilt University General Dental Practice Residency Program 1993-1995

Vanderbilt University Orthodontic Residency Program 1994-1995

Nashville, Tennessee

 

TMD Case Finishing

Vanderbilt University General Dental Practice Residency Program 1993-1997

Vanderbilt University Orthodontic Residency Program 1994-Present

Nashville, Tennessee

 

Labor Proofing the Implant Practice

Middle Tennessee Academy of Implant Dentistry

Nashville, Tennessee

May 19, 1993

 

Recapture of TMJ Disks Using Anterior Repositioning

Appliances - An MRI Study

Tennessee C.R.A.N.I.O.

Nashville, Tennessee

April 16, 1994

 

Recapture of TMJ Disks Using Anterior Repositioning

Appliances - An MRI Study

Music City Study Club

Nashville, Tennessee

September 20, 1994

 

Recapture of TMJ Disks Using Anterior Repositioning

Appliances - An MRI Study

Brentwood Study Group

Brentwood, Tennessee

October 25, 1994

 

Recapture of TMJ Disks Using Anterior Repositioning

Appliances - An MRI Study

Middle Tennessee Academy of Implant Dentistry

Nashville, Tennessee

October 26, 1994

 

Recapture of TMJ Disks Using Anterior Repositioning

Appliances - An MRI Study

American Equilibration Society

Chicago, Illinois

February 23, 1995

 

What Every Dentist Should Know About TMD (All Day Seminar)

Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry

U. T. Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee

April 28, 1995

 

Proper Record Keeping in the TMD Practice of the 90's

American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain

Palm Beach, Florida

August 11, 1995

 

Recapture of TMJ Disks Using Anterior Repositioning

Appliances: An MRI Study - 59 Patients

American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain

Scottsdale, Arizona

January 20, 1996

 

Recapture of TMJ Disks Using Anterior Repositioning

Appliances: An MRI Study - 59 Patients

Murfreesboro Dental Society

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

February 5, 1996

 

Displaced Disks, Recaptured Disks and Dental Care

Evaluated by MRI

Music City Dental Study Club

Nashville, Tennessee

April 15, 1997

 

MRI of the TMJ

American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain

Boston, Massachusetts

August 15, 1997

 

Initial TMJ Disk Recapture and Symptom Relief Provided

By Anterior Repositioning Appliances

American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain

Boston, Massachusetts

August 15, 1997

 

Initial TMJ Disk Recapture and Symptom Relief Provided

By Anterior Repositioning Appliances

Brentwood Study Club

Brentwood, Tennessee

September 30, 1997

 

Initial TMJ Disk Recapture with Anterior Repositioning

Appliances and Relation to Dental History

Hendersonville Dental Study Club

Hendersonville, Tennessee

November 6, 1997

 

Initial TMJ Disk Recapture with Anterior Repositioning

Appliances and Relation to Dental History

Greater Nashville Dental Study Club

Nashville, Tennessee

November 18, 1997

 

When To Visit The Dentist

Woodmont-Nashville Kiwanis Club

Nashville, Tennessee

January 29, 1998

 

Initial TMJ Disk Recapture and Relation to Dental History

Vanderbilt University Orthodontic Residency Program

Nashville, Tennessee

1998-Present

 

MRI of the TMJ

Vanderbilt University Orthodontic Residency Program

Nashville, Tennessee

1998-Present

 

What Every Dentist Should Know About TMD and Occlusion (Three Day Seminar)

Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry (Master Track Program)

U.T. Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee

April 3-5, 1998

 

Practice Management Forum

American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain

Chicago, Illinois

August 1, 1998

 

Initial TMJ Disk Recapture and Relation to Dental History

Middle Tennessee Academy of Implant Dentistry

Nashville, Tennessee

November 4, 1998

 

Initial TMJ Disk Recapture with Anterior Repositioning Appliances

and Relation to Dental History

American Equilibration Society

Chicago, Illinois

February 18, 1998

 

Reading Temporomandibular Joint MRIs

American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain

Houston, Texas

July 31, 1999

 

Using MRI with Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy

American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain

Houston, Texas

July 31, 1999

 

What Every Dentist Should Know About TMD

Initial TMJ Disk Recapture and Relation to Dental History

University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

Tennessee CRANIO

Memphis, Tennessee

April 7, 2000

 

Initial TMJ Disk Recapture and Relation to Dental History

Nashville Dental Society

Nashville, Tennessee

April 11, 2000

 

ARA Therapy for TMD

American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain

Cleveland, Ohio

July 27, 2000

 

Interpretation of MRIs of the TMJ

American Academy of Orofacial Pain

Washington, D.C.

March 23, 2001

 

Equilibration

ARA Therapy for TMD

University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

Tennessee CRANIO

Memphis, Tennessee

March 30, 2001

 

Non-Reducing TMJ Disk Recapture, Single Port Arthrocentesis, Trigger Point

Injections and Proliferative Therapy Injections for TM Disorders

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

San Antonio, Texas

July 27, 2001

 

Equilibration, Trigger Point Injections, Proliferative Therapy

Middle Tennessee Academy of Implant Dentistry

Nashville, Tennessee

September 24, 2001

 

What Every Dentist Should Know About TMD

Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry

Jackson, Tennessee

December 7, 2001

 

Initial TMJ Disk Recapture and Relation to Dental History

Eighth District Dental Society

Clarksville, Tennessee

December 13, 2001

 

TMJ Injections

University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

Tennessee CRANIO

Memphis, Tennessee

April 5, 2002

 

An Orthopedic Approach to Temporomandibular Disorders and Stable TMD Case Finishing with Orthodontics

International Association for Orthodontics

Orlando, Florida

April 12, 2002

 

Orthodontics for the TMD Patient

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

Fort Worth, Texas

September 20, 2002

 

Reconstruction for the TMD Patient

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

Fort Worth, Texas

September 20, 2002

 

Appliance Therapy for Craniofacial Pain and TMD

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

January 10, 2003

 

Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMD

Vanderbilt University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

Nashville, Tennessee

January 29, 2003

 

Initial TMJ Disk Recapture and Relation to Dental History

American Society of TMJ Surgeons

Laguna Beach, California

March 6, 2003

 

What Every Dentist Should Know About TMD (Master Track Course)

University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

Tennessee CRANIO

Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry

Memphis, Tennessee

March 28-30, 2003

 

Injections for the Diagnosis and Treatment of TMD

Vanderbilt University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

Nashville, Tennessee

May 1, 2003

 

Injections for the Diagnosis and Treatment of TMD

Eighth District Dental Society

Clarksville, Tennessee

August 21, 2003

 

Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for Temporomandibular Disorders

Second Annual International Meeting, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain - Latin American Section

Buenos Aires, Argentina

October 18, 2003

 

What Every Dentist Should Know About Temporomandibular Disorders

Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry

Knoxville, Tennessee

November 7, 2003

 

Injections for the Diagnosis and Treatment of TMD

Greater Nashville Study Club

Nashville, Tennessee

November 18, 2003

 

Injections for the Diagnosis and Treatment of TMD

Tennessee Academy of Endodontists

Franklin, Tennessee

January 17, 2004

 

Stable Orthodontic Finishing of the TMD Patient

International Association for Orthodontics

Savannah, Georgia

April 3, 2004

 

What Every Dentist Should Know About Temporomandibular Disorders

University of Tennessee at Knoxville General Practice Residency Program

Knoxville, Tennessee

June 4, 2004

 

TMD Case Finishing

Chattanooga Dental Society

Chattanooga, Tennessee

September 14, 2004

 

What Every Dentist Should Know About Temporomandibular Disorders

Millennium Study Club

Nashville, Tennessee

September 16, 2004

 

Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMJ Disorders: Specific Symptoms Relieved and Relationship to Disk Status on MRI

American Equilibration Society

Chicago, Illinois

February 24, 2005

 

TMD Case Finishing – How, Why and When

Memphis Dental Society

Memphis, Tennessee

February 24, 2005

 

What Every Dentist Should Know About Temporomandibular Disorders – A Participation Course

MidSouth Dental Congress

Memphis, Tennessee

February 25, 2005

 

What Every Dentist Should Know About TMD

Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMJ Disorders: Specific Symptoms Relieved and Relationship to Disk Status on MRI

Tennessee CRANIO

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

Memphis, Tennessee

April 1, 2005

 

British Society for the Study of Craniomandibular Disorders

Initial TMJ Disk Recapture and Relation to Dental History

London, United Kingdom

May 20-21, 2005

 

What Every Dentist Should Know About TMD

Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy

Second District Dental Society

Knoxville, Tennessee

June 24, 2005

 

Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMD

Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMJ Disorders: Specific Symptoms Relieved and Relation to Disk Status on MRI

Initial TMJ Disk Recapture and Relation to Dental History

TMJ Injections

TMJ Case Finishing

Tennessee CRANIO

Santiago, Chile

August 25-26, 2005

 

TMJ and Dental Implants

Middle Tennessee Academy of Implant Dentistry

Nashville, Tennessee

September 19, 2005

 

What Every Dentist Should Know About TMD (all day course)

Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMJ Disorders

Finishing TMD Cases

TMJ Injections

Hands-On TMJ Injections

West Virginia Academy of General Dentistry

Charleston, West Virginia

November 12, 2005

 

What Every Dental Hygienist Should Know About TMD

Nashville Area Dental Hygiene Association

Nashville, Tennessee

January 17, 2006

 

Evidence-Based Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMJ Internal Derangements

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

Denver, Colorado

July 29, 2006

 

Evidence-Based Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMJ Internal Derangements

Millennium Study Club

Nashville, Tennessee

September 21, 2006

 

Diagnostic Injections in the Diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia Association of Middle Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

September 25, 2006

 

Joint Vibration Analysis of the Temporomandibular Joint

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint

Temporomandibular Disorders

Insurance Coding, Informed Consent and Narrative Reports for TMD

Actual Patient History, Examination and Consultation for TMD

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Institute

Fort Worth, Texas

September 29-30, 2006

 

What Every Dental Professional Should Know About TMD (all day course)

Tennessee Academy of Dental Hygiene

Franklin, Tennessee

November 3, 2006

 

Joint Vibration Analysis of the Temporomandibular Joint

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint

Temporomandibular Disorders

Insurance Coding, Informed Consent and Narrative Reports for TMD

Actual Patient History, Examination and Consultation for TMD

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Institute

Fort Worth, Texas

February 9-10, 2007

 

Evidence-Based Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMJ Internal Derangements

Eighth District Dental Society

Clarksville, Tennessee

February 22, 2007

 

Evidence-Based Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMJ Internal Derangements

Greater Nashville Dental Study Club

Nashville, Tennessee

April 17, 2007

 

What Every Dental Professional Should Know About TMD

Injections for the Diagnosis and Treatment of TM Disorders

Tennessee Dental Association Annual Session

Nashville, Tennessee

May 18, 2007

 

Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy in the Treatment of TMJ Internal Derangements

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

Fort Worth, Texas

July 28, 2007

 

Joint Vibration Analysis of the Temporomandibular Joint

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint

Temporomandibular Disorders

Insurance Coding, Informed Consent and Narrative Reports for TMD

Actual Patient History, Examination and Consultation for TMD

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Institute

Fort Worth, Texas

September 21-22, 2007

 

TMD Concepts, Disk Recapture and Condyle Regeneration

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Canadian Section

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

October 12, 2007

 

Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for the Treatment of TM Disorders

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and Tennessee CRANIO

Memphis, Tennessee

November 16, 2007

 

Injections for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders

Nashville Dental Society

Nashville, Tennessee

February 12, 2008

 

TMJ Concepts, Disk Recapture and Condyle Regeneration (all day program)

Alabama Implant Study Group

Charleston, South Carolina

August 8, 2008

 

Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMJ Disorders: Specific Symptoms Relieved and Relationship to Disk Status on MRI

American Academy of Pain Management

Nashville, Tennessee

September 11, 2008

 

Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMJ Disorders: Specific Symptoms Relieved and Relationship to Disk Status on MRI

Anesthesia and Pain Management Residency Program

Vanderbilt University Medical School

Nashville, Tennessee

September 15, 2008

 

Joint Vibration Analysis of the Temporomandibular Joint

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint

Temporomandibular Disorders

Insurance Coding, Informed Consent and Narrative Reports for TMD

Actual Patient History, Examination and Consultation for TMD

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Institute

Fort Worth, Texas

September 19-20, 2008

 

Injections for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders

Anesthesia and Pain Management Residency Program

Vanderbilt University Medical School

September 29, 2008

 

Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMJ Disorders: Specific Symptoms Relieved and Relationship to Disk Status on MRI

Injections for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and Tennessee CRANIO

Memphis, Tennessee

November 21, 2008

 

Joint Vibration Analysis of the Temporomandibular Joint

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint

Temporomandibular Disorders

Insurance Coding, Informed Consent and Narrative Reports for TMD

Actual Patient History, Examination and Consultation for TMD

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Institute

Fort Worth, Texas

September 24-25, 2009

 

Temporomandibular Disorders

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Senior Class

Memphis, Tennessee

January 8, 2010

 

TMJ Concepts, Disk Recapture and Condyle Regeneration

Vanderbilt University Medical School Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

Nashville, Tennessee

March 12, 2010

 

Injections fo the Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders

Dirty Dozen Study Club

Columbia, Tennessee

March 23, 1010

 

TMD Concepts, Disk Recapture and Condyle Regeneration

Dirty Dozen Study Club

Columbia, Tennessee

April 20, 2010

 

Joint Vibration Analysis of the Temporomandibular Joint

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint

Temporomandibular Disorders

Insurance Coding, Informed Consent and Narrative Reports for TMD

Actual Patient History, Examination and Consultation for TMD

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Institute

Fort Worth, Texas

September 23-25, 2010

 

What Every Dentist Should Know About TMD (2 1/2 day course)

Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry MasterTrack Program

Nashville, Tennessee

October 15-17, 2010

 

TMD Concepts, Disk Recapture and Condyle Regeneration

Injections for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders

TMD Case Finishing

Tufts University College of Dentistry

Boston, Massachussetts

October 29-30, 2010

 

Temporomandibular Disorders

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Senior Class

Memphis, Tennessee

January 7, 2011

 

Temporomandibular Disorder Orthopedics

The University of Kentucky Orofacial Pain Residency Program

Lexington, Kentucky

March 29, 2011

 

Temporomandibular Disorders

Vanderbilt University Medical School Otolaryngology Residency Program

Nashville, Tennessee

May 24, 2011

 

Joint Vibration Analysis of the Temporomandibular Joint

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint

Temporomandibular Disorders

Insurance Coding, Informed Consent and Narrative Reports for TMD

Actual Patient History, Examination and Consultation for TMD

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Institute

Fort Worth, Texas

September 15-17, 2011

 

Temporomandibular Disorders

TMJ Injections

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Senior Class

Memphis, Tennessee

January 6, 2012

 

TMD Concepts, Disk Recapture and Condyle Regeneration

TMJ Injections

Middle Tennessee Endodontics Continuing Education Symposium

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

May 18, 2012

 

TMJ Injections

Eighth District Dental Society

Clarksville, Tennessee

August 23, 2012

 

Joint Vibration Analysis of the Temporomandibular Joint

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint

Temporomandibular Disorders

Insurance Coding, Informed Consent and Narrative Reports for TMD

Actual Patient History, Examination and Consultation for TMD

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Institute

Fort Worth, Texas

September 13-15, 2012

 

Temporomandibular Disorders

TMJ Injections

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Senior Class

Memphis, Tennessee

January 4, 2013

 

TMJ Injections

Middle Tennessee Dental Study Club

Tullahoma, Tennessee (Arnold Air Force Base)

May 14, 2013

 

TMD Concepts, Disk Recapture and Condyle Regeneration

The Academy of General Dentistry Annual Meeting

Nashville, Tennessee

June 29, 2013

 

TMJ Injections - Appropriate, Necessary and Therapeutic (half-day hands-on participation course)

The Academy of General Dentistry Annual Meeting

Nashville, Tennessee

June 29, 2013

 

How to Assess, Diagnose and Manage the Emergency TMD Patient by Understanding Referred Craniofacial Pain

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

San Diego, California

July 27, 2013

 

Joint Vibration Analysis of the Temporomandibular Joint

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint

Temporomandibular Disorders

Insurance Coding, Informed Consent and Narrative Reports for TMD

Actual Patient History, Examination and Consultation for TMD

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Institute

Fort Worth, Texas

September 12-14, 2013

 

Temporomandibular Disorders

TMJ Injections

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Senior Class

Memphis, Tennessee

January 10, 2014

 

TMD Concepts, Disk Recapture and Condyle Regeneration (morning session)

TMD Injections - Appropriate, Necessary and Therapeutic (afternoon session - hands-on participation)

New Orleans Dental Conference - Louisiana Dental Association Annual Session

New Orleans, Louisiana

April 4, 2014

 

How to Assess, Diagnose and Manage the Emergency TMD Patient by Understanding Referred Craniofacial Pain

Fourth District Dental Society

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

April 25, 2014

 

TMD Emergency Care

Middle Tennessee Dental Study Club

Tullahoma, Tennessee (Arnold Air Force Base)

May 13, 2014

 

Temporomandibular Disorders

BioResearch Annual Conference

Marquette, University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 28, 2014

 

Joint Vibration Analysis of the Temporomandibular Joint

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint

Temporomandibular Disorders

Insurance Coding, Informed Consent and Narrative Reports for TMD

Actual Patient History, Examination and Consultation for TMD

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Institute

Fort Worth, Texas

September 11, 2014

 

Temporomandibular Disorders

Emergency Care of the TM Disorder Patient

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Senior Class

Memphis, Tennessee

January 9, 2015

 

TMD Concepts, Disc Recapture and Condyle Regeneration

TMD Injections

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Senior Class

Memphis, Tennessee

January 16, 2015

 

Mock TMD History, Examination and Consultation

TMD Case Finishing

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Senior Class

Memphis, Tennessee

January 23, 2015

 

How to Assess, Diagnose and Manage the Emergency TMD Patient by Understanding Referred Craniofacial Pain

Millenium Study Club

Nashville, Tennessee

May 21, 2015

 

PDQ Analysis of JVA - Emergency Care of the TMD Patient

BioResearch Annual Conference

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 6, 2015

 

Joint Vibration Analysis of the Temporomandibular Joint

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint

Temporomandibular Disorders

Insurance Coding, Informed Consent and Narrative Reports for TMD

Actual Patient History, Examination and Consultation for TMD

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Institute

Fort Worth, Texas

September 10-12, 2015

 

TMD Orthotic Treatment, What Does the Literature Say?

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Canadian Chapter

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

October 3, 2015

 

TMD Concepts, Disc Recapture and Condyle Regeneration

Rondeau Seminars

Las Vegas, Nevada

October 17, 2015

 

What are Temporomandibular Disorders?

Middle Tennessee Dental Study Club (Arnold Air Force Base)

Tullahoma, Tennessee

November 10, 2015

 

Temporomandibular Disorders

Emergency Care of the TM Disorder Patient

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Senior Class

Memphis, Tennessee

January 8, 2016

 

TMD Concepts, Disc Recapture and Condyle Regeneration

TMD Injections

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Senior Class

Memphis, Tennessee

January 15, 2016

 

Joint Vibration Analysis of the Temporomandibular Joint

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint

Temporomandibular Disorders

Insurance Coding, Informed Consent and Narrative Reports for TMD

Actual Patient History, Examination and Consultation for TMD

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Institute

Fort Worth, Texas

September 8-10, 2016

 

 

 

Past Professional Activity:

Private general practice in Nashville, Tennessee - February 16, 1978 to Present

Approximately 85% of practice is Craniofacial Pain/Temporomandibular Disorder diagnosis and treatment.

 

Assistant Clinical Professor at Vanderbilt University Medical School teaching in the Graduate Orthodontic Residency Program 1993-2016

 

Research on Temporomandibular Joint disk recapture using Anterior Repositioning Appliances with the Radiology Department at Vanderbilt University Medical School. This research started in 1993 and continues today. The research also includes the effect of orthodontics, extraction of teeth including third molars, bridges, partial dentures, dentures, overbite, overjet and Angle’s class of occlusion have on TMJ disk displacement and recapture. Three papers are published on the research and one paper on MRI Protocol for Temporomandibular Joints. The last paper published in the Journal of the California Dental Association in August 2014 showed TMJ condyle regeneration 10 years after treatment and 94.5% of symptoms relieved.

 

Primary author of the specialty application for Craniofacial Pain submitted to the American Dental Association on June 1, 2001, June 1, 2003 and June 2005.

 


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