Temporomandibular Joint Disorders:

Cadaver Dissection and Clinical Application Workshop

Key Information

Saturday, January 13, 2018

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Center for Clinical Science
Research (CCSR), Room 0001b
269 Campus Drive
Stanford University

limited to 12

4 CE units

$499 (includes: all instruments and cadaver specimens)

Registration is now closed.

In this half-day course, participants (working in groups of two) will dissect one half of a human cadaver head specimen, with an emphasis on the temporomandibular joint, muscles of mastication, and neurovascular pathways. The clinical significance of each anatomical structure will be discussed along with the different types of temporomandibular joint disorders. (Cadavers and dissection instruments will be provided)

Learning Objectives

  1. Dissect the muscles of mastication, TMJ, and infratemporal fossa.
  2. Dissect and identify clinically significant neurovascular pathways.
  3. Improve clinical understanding of temporomandibular joint disorders through a better understanding of the anatomy.


Dr. Homer Asadi, DDS, is an Associate Professor in Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and serves as course director of the advanced head and neck anatomy course at Pacific. He has been actively involved in academics, both lecturing and dissection for 25 years. Dr. Asadi has been recognized and honored for distinguished merit in teaching. He maintains a private practice in San Jose, CA.

Dr. Andrew Young, DDS, MSD, directs the UOP Orofacial Pain curriculum and patient care, which involves temporomandibular disorders and neuropathic pain. He received an MSD in Orofacial Pain from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University) and is Board Certified with the American Board of Orofacial Pain, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. He is on faculty with both the UOP Department of Dental Practice and the UOP Department of Orthodontics. He has published several studies in peer-reviewed journals, and heads UOP’s Evidence Based Dentistry curriculum.

Bruce Fogel, DDS, is an Adjunct  Professor, Division of Clinical Anatomy, at Stanford University, and a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics, at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He develops and teaches undergraduate classes in human anatomy through the School of Medicine at Stanford, and teaches clinical endodontics at Pacific. He was in private practice limited to endodontics in Mountain View and Menlo Park, CA, and is a member of MPDS.