Temporomandibular disorders: knowledge, attitude and practice among dentists in Tehran, Iran

Maryam Baharvand, Majid Sedaghat Monfared, Mina Hamian, Elnaz Jalali Moghaddam, Fatemeh Sadat Hosseini & Kaveh Alavi
Background and aims. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) account for the most common orofacial pains rising from musculoskeletal origin. The aim of this study was to investigate the level of knowledge, attitudes and practice of dental practitioners regarding TMD in Tehran, Iran. Materials and methods. A questionnaire, containing 29 questions on etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of TMD, was given to 200 randomly selected general dental practitioners and specialists as well as 11 TMD experts....