Temporomandibular Joint Hands-on Cadaver Course The University of Sharjah Clinical and Surgical Training Center

Comprehensive lectures on the first day will concentrate on the understanding of the core material. At the second day, a hands-on cadaver training will cover specific surgery techniques including TMJ arthrocentesis, arthroscopy and open joint surgery. We appreciate much to offer you the great facilities of Sharjah Surgical Institute at University of Sharjah to host our second course day. 

Course Objectives: 

After the course, participants should be able to:

  • Examine TMJ patients effectively 
  • Indicate appropriate diagnostics 
  • Select patients for surgery 
  • Select specific surgical procedures 
  • Use surgical skills in daily practice 

Who should attend: 

All surgeons dealing with TMJ patients who are interested in advanced conservative and surgical options of treatment and the dental practitoner who wishes to add new, predictable procedures to his or her office.


Day 1 (Scientific Lectures)

  • Functional Anatomy of the TMJ 
  • Differential diagnosis of TMD, orofacial pain and headaches  
  • Examination techniques and radiography  
  • Management of Myofacial Pain Dysfunction  
  • Oral Appliances  
  • Management of Disc displacement and degenerative joint disease 
  • Intra-articular Injections / New approaches in treatment of TMDs 
  • Open Joint Surgeries 

Day 2 (Hands-on Cadaver Training Sessions)

  • Muscle Injection 
  • Arthrocentesis 
  • Arthroscopy (Session 1) 
  • Arthroscopy (Session 2) 
  • Open Joint Surgery 


  • 25th - 26th November 2016

The University of Sharjah Clinical and Surgical Training Center encompass Sharjah Surgical Institute (SSI), Clinical Training Centre (CTC), Laser Training and research Centre and Samsung-Medison Ultrasound Centre. The facility is state-of-the-art training complex for health care professionals in the region, which is regarded as one of the best training facility in the MENA region. The centre is equipped with top quality laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery facility using animal, dry lab and virtual reality platforms.

It is the University of Sharjah first “Special Unit” a cost center, which achieved financial independence and sustainability from the first year of operation.

Since its inauguration in May 2010 the centre has conducted 301 surgical and clinical training courses involving more than 4,830 doctors, nurses and other health professionals from UAE, GCC, Middle East, India and Pakistan as well as some African Countries.

Our centers are accredited provider of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by UAE Health Authorities. All courses offered at all the centers are awarded CPD points commensurate with the length and quality of courses.  This service has enhanced the status of the Centers.

Our training activities are accredited by international professional institutions including American Heart Association, Royal College of Surgeons of England/ Glasgow and Ireland, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), European Surgical Association and Fotona Laser Academy. The Ultrasound courses is being considered by WINFOCUS.

Training curriculum follows standards of American Heart Association, American College of Surgeons, European Surgical Institute , ITLS  international , Royal College of Surgeons and Advanced Life Support Group.

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