Primary Care Management for TMJD Pain (CONDOR TMJD Study)

The overall goal of this project is to collect data to be used in preparing an application for a Clinical Trial Planning Grant and then in designing a subsequent Phase III clinical trial. The ultimate goal is to determine the most practical approach to conduct a randomized clinical trial to evaluate initial interventions for patients with painful temporomandibular muscle and joint disorders (TMJD) in primary care clinics. This project will characterize by survey the feasibility of recruiting dentists in primary care dental clinics in The Dental Practice-Based Research Network and document their current initial care for their TMJD pain patients.