At Bite Align, our staff stays on top of the latest developments and research in regards to temporomandibular joint disorders, orofacial myofunctional disorders, and sleep disorders to provide our patients with the best techniques and treatments possible. Listed below are our sources of research we’ve studied extensively to develop our current treatment plans. We sometimes encourage our patients to read some of these to understand their conditions better.

Jankelson, RR: Neuromuscular Dental Diagnosis and Treatment. Temporomandibular Joint Musculoskeletal Dysfunction, St. Louis: Ishiyaku EuroAmerica, Inc. Publishers, 1990

Jankelson, B: Neuromuscular Aspects of Occlusion. Dent Clin N Am 1979:23(2):157-168

Jankelson B, Radke J: The myomonitor: its use and abuse. Quintessence Int Dent Digest 1978;9:35-39, 47-52.

Cooper, BC: Scientific Rationale for Biomedical Instrumentation, Neuromuscular Dentistry the Next Millenium, Anthology Volume V, I.C.C.M.O., 1999, pp. 11-30

Jankelson B, Swain C: Physiological aspects of masticatory muscle stimulation: the myomonitor. Periodont. Oral Hyg 1972;12

Hickman, DM; Cramer R; Stauber WT: The effect of four jaw relations on electromyographic activity in human masticatory muscles. Arch Oral Biol 1993, Mar;38(3):261-264

Hickman DM; Cramer R: The effect of different condylar positions on masticatory muscle electromyographic activity in humans. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 1998 Jan;85(1):18-23

Jankelson B: Neuromuscular aspect of occlusion. Effects of occlusion position on the physiology and dysfunction of the mandibular musculature.Dental Clinics of North America 1979:23(2)157-168

Thomas NR: The effect of fatigue and TENS on the EMG mean power frequency. In: Bergamini M, ed. Pathophysiology of head and neck musculoskeletal disorders. Frontiers of Oral Pathology, Basil, Switzerland: Karger; 1990;7:162-170

Garry JF: Upper airway compromised and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Neuromuscular Dentistry the Next Millennium, Anthology Volume V, I.C.C.M.O., 1999, pp. 33-55

Cooper BC, and Cooper DL: Multidisciplinary Approach to the Differential Diagnosis of Facial, Head and Neck Pain. J Prosth Dent 1991; 66(1):72-78

Jankelson B: Measurement Accuracy of the Mandibular Kinesiograph: A Computerized Study. J Prosth Dent 1980; 44(6):656-666

Cooper B, Cooper D, and Lucente F: Electromyography of Masticatory Muscles in Craniomandibular Disorders. Laryngoscope 1991; 101(2):150-157

Jankelson B, Sparks S, Crane P,and Radke J: Neural Conduction of the Myo-monitor Stimulus: A Quantitative Analysis. J. Prosth Dent 1975; 34(3):245-253

Konchak P, Thomas N, Lanigan D, and Devon R: Freeway Space Measurement Using Mandibular Kinesiograph and EMG Before and After TENS. Angle Orthodont
Oct. 1988;343-350

Cooper B, Alleva M, Cooper D, and Lucente F: Myofacial Pain Dysfunction: Analysis of 476 Patients. Laryngoscope 1986; 96(10):1099-1106

Travell JG, Simons DG: Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction—The Trigger Point Manual. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1984