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New SDS TMD Questionnaire available for download

The result of many hours of consultation with colleagues and trials on hundreds of patients, we can now release what we hope is the definitive document for recording signs and symptoms in cases where you suspect occlusal disease and/or temporomandibular disorders (TMD).



You can download the SDS TMD Questionnaire by clicking this link, save it and print off as many copies as you require.

Clearly, this is never going to be ideal for everyone, but we would ask you to give it a try because it fits in with the way Roy and I teach the subject, laid out in what we hope s a logical sequence that should help you to reach a provisional diagnosis.

There are also very good medico-legal reasons why this data should be recorded in this manner and if you have this data available it will be much easier to defend your actions should problems arise later. Hopefully though, using forms like this to collect data will help to prevent problems anyway.

We are quite open to suggestions on how this form could be improved, so please let us know what you think – we need your feedback to help us improve and respond to your needs.

  1. March 25, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Hi Andy,
    Thanks for making this form available. As you say, it’s logically constructed and looks easy to scan when reviewing treatment. I can’t see a section for assessing the TMJ under loading. Perhaps I’ve missed it, or it’s under another term. Personally, I also like to draw the path of opening and closing and I measure protrusive too. However, these are minor additions to this very comprehensive document.
    Anyway, I’ll look forward to giving this a go for my next TMD consultation.
    Kind regards
    Andy Toy

  2. March 25, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks for your feedback Andy. You’re right, there isn’t a specific question for loading the TMJs, we’ll have to put it into the next revision. As for paths of opening and closing I tend to use the space at the side for that when necessary. We hadn’t considered measuring protrusive particularly – do you think it offers additional information over and above what measuring lateral excursions and maximum opening give you?

  3. March 26, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    “Pain on loading” question now added – just download again to get the new version. Thanks to Andy Toy for the suggestion.
    Cheers, Andy Lane

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