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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor,

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Hamed Hassan Ali Al-bargi, DMD, Staff Physician, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Coauthor(s): Zainab Hassan Al-abbasi, BDS, AGED, Consulting Staff, Dental Department, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Paul D Streck Jr, MD, DMD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Director, Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Robert J Diecidue, MD, DMD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University; Chair and Program Director, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Editors: James E Keany, MD, FACEP, Director of Emergency Medical Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center and Children's Hospital at Miss; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Ungar, MD, Medical Director, Chair Department of Emergency Medicine Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.


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Last Editorial Review: 6/3/2011

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