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RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 590-592

Temporomandibular disorders awareness among dentist’s about physical therapy management

Aqsa Anjum, Hassan Javed, Faiza Sharif, Wajeeha Bakhat, Kinza Mubashar.


Objective: To determine the awareness of Physical Therapy to treat temporomandibular disorders among dentists.
Methodology: This observational study included 104 dentists from Fatima Memorial Hospital, University of Lahore Teaching Hospital, Lahore University Dental Clinic and various private dental clinics of Lahore. The duration of the study was from June 1, to August 1, 2018. Nonprobability convenient sampling technique was used. Self-administered questionnaire was made and validated.
Results: Among 104 participants, 70(67.3%) were aware that physical therapist can treat patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). 61(58.7%) refered patients to physical therapist when they have TMD. 93(89.4%) were interested to learn about the benefits of physical therapy.
Conclusion: Most dentists were aware that physiotherapists can treat patients with TMD and they referred the patients to them.
Most were interested in learning about the benefits of physical therapy to treat patients with TMD.

Key words: Temporomandibular disorders, physical therapy, dentists.

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