November is Jaw Joints-TMJ Awareness Month!

November is Jaw Joints-TMJ Awareness Month!

September 30, 1997-

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank designated November as Jaw Joints-TMJ Awareness Month. His proclamation acknowledged that temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJDs) are "among the more painful, yet least understood disorders affecting people today."

In May the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) kicked off an awareness campaign in the Washington DC area. The TMJA is excited to highlight this campaign on it's web site during Jaw Joints-TMJ Awareness month. To learn more about the campaign visit us at www.tmj.org