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Old 11-11-2008, 02:41 PM   #4
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Smile Re: shouldnt there be a national tmj awareness day

How funny that you all asked this at almost the exact time!

There IS a TMJ Awareness *Month*!

November is Jaw Joints - TMJ Awareness Month.

In September 1997, Masssachusetts 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."

The TMJ Association, a non-profit organization for TMJ disorder patients and their loved ones, has more information about this on their website.
The NIH even launched a recent campaign in the Washington DC area about TMJ.

You can read more on the TMJA's website.. not sure if I am allowed to post that here.. but there is definitely more we can ALL do to promote awareness for TMJ disorder! I hope you will all join in and help The TMJ Association promote scientific research, awareness, and support for patients!
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Last edited by goodwillstacy; 11-11-2008 at 02:43 PM. Reason: spelling ;)