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An Evidence-Based Approach to TMJ & TMD

Dr. Tiffany, a dual-degree holder in dentistry and physical therapy, hosts Jaw Talk, a podcast about all things jaw joint-related. In this first episode, Dr. Tiffany introduces the podcast, shares her journey in dentistry and physical therapy, and talks about the need to look at the jaw joints from an orthopedic perspective. Dr. Tiffany also highlights TMD Collective, a space to educate, guide, and create a community for people with jaw joint problems, and talks about her collaboration with dentists in the Greater Seattle Tacoma area.

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[0:00] Intro

[0:40] The need for evidence-based information

[1:20] The structure of Jaw Talk 

[2:01] The Triangle: TMJ, Myofunctional Therapy, & Airway

[2:29] TMJ vs. TMD

[3:53] TMD Collective: a space for education, guidance, and community

[4:26] The shift in dentistry and medicine

[5:36] Dr. Tiffany’s journey to discovering the orthopedic perspective of treating TMD

[8:17] The importance of imaging upfront in treating jaw joint problems

[9:03] The impact of patriarchal society on jaw joint problems, especially in women

[9:30] The need for a flexible mindset in collaborating with medical and dental professionals for the best outcome for patients

[9:47] Dr. Tiffany’s services and contact information 

hey there!

I’m Dr. Tiffany

Let’s get you back to doing and enjoying the things you love, without chronic pain getting in the way.

My approach takes the whole interconnected muscle and joint system into account (not just the teeth) to help my patients finally manage their symptoms, create relief, and own their anatomy.