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Friday, December 11, 2009

Slipping through the cracks between medicine and dentistry

i read your article and found it enjoyable. i can empathize with mary and joyce; losing track of medications which only work to a moderate degree, and seeing countless practitioners. it can be discouraging.

i often say TMD should be reworked into its own field of dental neurology. people with our symptoms very often slip through the cracks between medicine and dentistry. too often my neurologist would say, i don't know, i am not a dentist. conversely, the dentists said, i am not a neurologist. i wonder if medical school and dental schools are doing more to bridge this gap scholastically....

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posted by Dr Shapira at 4:20 AM

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