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Diagnostic criteria for most common temporomandibular disorders

Tsvetan Tonchev, Vassil Svechtarov, Savina Nencheva-Svechtarova, Milena Petkova


The purpose of this article is to present adopted in 2014 new diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders (Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders, DC/ TMD), which are modified version of the Research and diagnostic criteria of Dworkin and LeResche from 1992. The new criteria result from the implementation of Validation project, and have 86% sensitivity, 97% specificity and interexaminer reliability ≥ 0.85. The criteria for twelve most common pain- related temporomandibular disorders as well as an analysis of the methodology and the main differences with the research and diagnostic criteria are presented.


темпоромандибуларни заболявания, диагностични критерии, таксономия на темпоромандибуларните заболявания

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