doctor“For well over 10 years I have utilized the TMJ Scale as an adjunctive psychometric analysis for every new patient in my practice. This provides me with a confirmation of my diagnosis and supports my clinical decisions when integrated with the patient's clinical examination, anatomic imaging, physiologic testing, and anamnesis. It assists greatly in differentiating the patient's TMJ complaints as well as their non- TMJ physical complaints together with their psychological and stress related problems that can interfere with their treatment outcomes. In addition, re-testing at MMI affords the doctor a succinct summary of symptom diminution and relief, and an objective means of evaluating treatment effectiveness.

Not only does the TMJ Scale provide an excellent psychometric analysis (both physically and psychologically) for the doctor, but additionally the graph on page 2 furnishes the patient with a clear understanding of their health status regarding their craniofacial problem. The "confidence report" level also allows the practitioner to ascertain patient credibility as a result of completing the 97-question test.

The TMJ Scale is one screening modality that I deem indispensable and will not practice without. I consider the importance of the TMJ Scale essential to the clinical examination and imaging testing, universally accepted as the standard of care for the diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders. As a result, it enhances my risk management potential, which is invaluable considering the litigious society in which we presently practice.”

Dr. Pamela A. Steed, DDS, MSD Indianapolis, Indiana

Diplomate and Secretary, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management

Board Member and Secretary, American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain

Fellow, International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics

doctor"The TMJ Scale™ is an essential tool in my armamentarium. The quantitative data the TMJ Scale provides has been critical in making differential diagnoses and developing treatment plans for patients who suffer from temporomandibular disorders (TMD), craniofacial pain and sleep disorders.

As a clinician who has successfully treated thousands of these patients over the past three decades, I have found nothing that serves me as well as the TMJ Scale in objectively assessing each patient’s adaptive capacity and screening for psychological and stress-related problems that may complicate or compromise treatment outcomes. In fact, I believe so strongly in the TMJ Scale that I administer it to each and every patient I see – and I’ve even incorporated it into my patient history form! It is a highly accurate and scientifically sound assessment tool that yields reliable data that supports my multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment. No pain practitioner should be without it!

ROBERT L. TALLEY, DDS Norman, Oklahoma

Founding Member, Board of Directors, Past President, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain

Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain

Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management

Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

doctor“We have used the TMJ Scale for many years especially to screen for stress related factors and psychological conditions which require professional evaluation elsewhere. This is only one of many benefits of the TMJ Scale. However, its value has proven itself repeatedly.!”

Ira Klemons, D.D.S., Ph.D. , South Amboy, New Jersey

Founding Member and Board of Directors, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

President, American Board of Craniofacial Pain

doctor“ I have used the TMJ Scale for almost 20 years to document the patients' clinical status prior to treatment and then to document treatment outcomes. I find it an accurate, comprehensive and quantitative measurement of patients' symptoms. I have used it as evidence for litigation. It is also a great way to support my clinical diagnosis. I have used it as a basis of measurement in four published journal articles. I strongly recommend its use by clinicians in the TMD field. ”

Dr. Gerald Wexler, DDS, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry

Fellow, Academy of International Dental Studies

Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain


doctor“I’ve been treating patients with TM disorders and facial pain since 1972.  My two most difficult problems are   spotting patients with psychological disturbances who won’t respond to my treatments, and detecting non-TM disorders that confuse treatment and place both the patient and me at risk.  The TMJ Scale is a dramatic breakthrough that solves these problems.  It has become an indispensable part of my practice.  It is the only scientifically validated tool which measures symptoms.  I find it essential for proper risk management.  It has greatly improved my treatment effectiveness and insurance reimbursement.  Any dentist concerned about quality of care or malpractice liability should not practice without it.  In fact, the TMJ Scale is so essential that I hesitate to treat my patients without it.  So should you!”

Dr. Edward P. Spiegel, D.D.S, Erie, Pennsylvania

Co-founder and Board of Directors, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

Co-founder and Fellow, American Board of Orofacial Pain

Diplomate, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Diplomate, American Board of Head, Neck and Facial Pain

Diplomate, American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain

(No longer in practice)

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