We invite dental and medical professionals to download any of our product information, helpful protocols and patient education materials. Please use them to benefit your patients and your practice. You can purchase these aids as tear-off notepads, or you can print them in your office for free. Also, we can customize the If You Have Jaw Pain Flyer for your practice information (see our store). Please contact us for translations of some of the materials.
About the Protocols Section
We encourage you to download the three protocols that have been developed by orofacial pain specialists to help dental professionals.
The Parafunction Risk Rating Protocol is a bruxism screening tool and universal grading system that that allows you to work with your patients to identify presence and/or risk of parafunction, develop a treatment strategy, and factor this risk into an informed consent or referral to a specialist.
The Speed-to-Treat for JAMSS (Jaw and Muscle Sprain/Strain) Protocol and S.A.F.E Protocol for Prevention of JAMSS offer easy to follow steps and to prevent, and conservatively treat acute sudden jaw pain in the dental practice. Download and put them use in your practice -- complete with patient documentation and patient education materials.
This information is well-designed for Study Club meetings and videos and PowerPoint presentations can be provided through Dropbox.
Practice Aides for Patients
Here is a questionnaire that you can will help patients suffering from jaw pain or orofacial pain explain their symptoms and prior history. You can use this for your patient intake package, or for a patient referral to a specialist.
Use this questionnaire to evaluate patients for risk factors associated with Jaw Joint and Muscle Sprain/Strain (JAMSS). If the patient exhibits symptoms, implement the Speed to Treat Protocol for JAMSS. If the patient has a prior history or has other risk factors, consider the S.A.F.E. Protocol to manage higher risk patients and procedures using prescribed injury prevention measures.
Jaw-Rxercises are a set of jaw exercises designed to help patients avoid daytime clenching or setting of teeth that causes jaw and temple muscles to overwork and become sore. Masseter or jaw muscle soreness can be a trigger for headaches and/or jaw pain. Performing Jaw-Rxercises throughout the day for up to one week will retrain the jaw muscles and brain to relax the jaw in a comfortable resting position, keeping teeth apart and tongue up.
Use this table prior to dental treatment to assess risk factors for Jaw Joint and Muscle Sprain/Strain (JAMSS.) This table takes into consideration: site of procedure; anesthesia type; pain profile and duration of procedure; along with patient range of motion and prior history.
(Heat, Exercises, Analgesics, Lifestyle, Strain)
Because Jaw and Muscle Sprain/Strain (JAMSS) can sometimes take two to four weeks to return to normal function, this handout is designed to provide patient self-care training on managing pain, daily jaw care and how to avoid risk factors for delayed recovery. This handout can be used with or without QuickSplint (the patient may not need a QuickSplint post-operatively, but your staff can encourage the patient to call if their symptoms are not improving.)
This flyer is designed for display in your waiting area, or as a handout you can offer when you discharge the patient after a long dental procedure. The objective is to encourage a patient to contact your office when they are symptomatic so that any jaw and muscle sprain/strain condition can be addressed quickly with QuickSplint. Patients understand sprain/strain conditions for other joints and will relate to this concept as distinguished from other more chronic or complex orofacial conditions.
The Healing Note Pad is patient hand-out that provides instructions on how the QuickSplint is to be worn and cared for post-surgically. Appropriate for periodontal surgery, implant surgery, 3rd molar extraction, or other surgical procedures. By downloading the Healing Pad, your practice will have a ready solution for instructing patients on how to use QuickSplint to stabilize and protect their teeth and gums in a post-surgical situation.
Other Helpful Downloads
Reviews & Articles About QuickSplint
Links to additional information about the use of QuickSplint by leading dental professionals