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‘Expanding the taxonomy of the diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders (DC/TMD)’ and ‘Diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders (DC/TMD) for clinical and research applications: recommendations of the International RDC/TMD Consortium Network and Orofacial Pain Special Interest Group’ have provided a comprehensive guidance for the TMD taxonomy. However, a flowchart that is quick-to-start, easy-to-understand and clear at a glance is desired during clinical practices, and such flowchart could make an easier way to remember, and promote the learning efficiency and accuracy of TMD diagnosis for interns, junior residents, and interdisciplinary specialists.
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Author(s): Shang-Lun Lin, Shang-Liang Wu, Jung-Wu Yang
Temporomandibular disorders, TMD, Orofacial pain, Clinical diagonosis, Temporomandibular Joint