Management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Occlusion 8th Edition PDF Free Download
Soon, several other dental schools requested use of this manual for their teaching programs. In 1983, the CV Mosby Publishing Company approached me with the concept of developing this manual into a complete textbook. After 2 years of writing and editing, the first edition was published in 1985. I am very pleased and humbled to learn that this text is currently being used in most of the dental schools in the United States and has been translated into 11 foreign languages for use abroad. This is professionally very satisfying, and it is my hope that the true benefit of this text is found in the improved quality of care we offer our patients. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to update this text for the eighth time. I have tried to include the most significant scientific findings that have been revealed in the past 4 years. I believe the strength of a textbook lies not in the author’s words, but in the scientific references that are offered to support the ideas presented. Unreferenced ideas should be considered only as opinions that require further scientific investigation to either verify or negate them. It is extremely difficult to keep a textbook updated, especially in a field in which so much is happening so quickly. Thirty-three years ago, in the first edition of this text, I referenced approximately 450 articles to support the statements and ideas. The concepts in this edition are supported by nearly 2400 scientific references. This reflects the significant scientific growth of this field. It should be acknowledged that as future truths are uncovered, the professional has the obligation to appropriately respond with changes that best reflect the new information. These changes are sometimes difficult for the clinician because they may reflect the need to change clinical protocol. However, the best care for our patients rests in the most scientifically supported information.