Dr. Bobbi Stanley was honored to speak at the International Association of Orthodontics annual meeting in Kauai, Hawaii. She lectured on the topic of “Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of TMJ Disorder”.
The International Association for Orthodontics (IAO) was founded in 1961 to promote international cooperation in the orthodontic field of dentistry. The IAO is comprised of general dentists, pediatric dentists and other dentists that provide orthodontic care to patients.
The International Association for Orthodontics is the oldest and largest of the national and international non-specialty orthodontic groups and exists to provide training and support to over 4000 dentists in more than 50 countries. Additionally the IAO studies and promotes awareness of the cause, treatment and prevention of malocclusion of the teeth and the resulting dysfunction, such as dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Dr. Stanley will be discussing how headaches and sleep apnea may be lesser-known indicators of temperomandibular disorder (TMD). Her presentation will be part of a larger speaker series at the meeting that will focus on common signs and symptoms of morbidity for difficult TMD, airway and class II orthodontic cases. Following the presentations, the group will be publishing an article in a scientific journal.
In addition to spotting signs of TMD, the dentists will focus on using orthodontics and managing the airway for better systemic health through improved oral health.
Dr. Bobbi Stanley is a Fellow with the International Association of Orthodontics, as well as a Senior Instructor at their Milwaukee Wisconsin headquarters.