Gneuromuscular dentistry (GNM) is a combined understanding and application of skill sets required to effectively treat the more complex cases. "It’s Dentistry that focuses on body alignment, optimal mandibular function and accurate occlusion that results in optimal form." It relates the clinical application of occlusal therapies (Gnathology) to TMD, restorative dentistry, and orthodontics and their relationship to the CNS (Central Nervous System) as well as the ANS (Autonomic Nervous System) based on NMD science and technology. It's is a scientificly and objectively skilled application of occlusal (bite) management disciplines adressing how teeth, muscles, and joints optimally move and function in health and not dysfunction.

Neuromuscular dentistry (NMD) implements the science of electro-diagnostic measuring technology, such as EMG's (Electro-myography), CMS (Jaw tracking), ESG (Electro-sonography - joint sound vibration). It focuses on establishing an occlusion based on physiologic parameters between the cranio (skull) and mandibular (lower jaw) structures that are innervated by the Trigeminal nerve (the 5th cranial nerve).

Diagnostics - A key to "objective" TMJ evaluation and assessment

K7 Jaw Tracking and Electromyographic functions and indication for use:

  • Tracks mandibular (lower jaw) movement and position
  • Aids in the diagnosis of functional disorders such as TMJ disorder, muscle tension, bruxing/clenching, and instability of occlusion
  • Identifaction of mandibular rest position
  • Monitors the position of the jaw is three dimensions
  • Accurately represents the spatial relationship of the lower jaw as it relates to the skull
  • Aids in the determination in the degree of muscle pathology and relaxation
  • Precisely measure the amount of muscle contraction during function

J5 Myomonitor TENS (Transcutaneous Neural Stimulation)

The medical and dental profession has recognied its effectiveness for:

  • ​Therapeutic muscle relaxation of the jaw and cervical neck muscles
  • Finding a physiologic bite
  • Determining spatial relationship of the mandible as it relates to the skull for the treatment planning of all TMD, Orthodontic, Restorative, and Prosthetic cases
  • Treatment of TMD, phase 1 appliance (orthosis) therapy
  • Bite management such as adjustments and resurfacing
  • Taking accurate detailed impressions in edentulous ridges (Denture fabrication)
  • Finishing the bite