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Viola M. Frymann, DO, FAAO, FCA Centennial Celebration, Tribute Course: Advanced Seminar on the Frymann Approach to TMJD & Interaction with Dentistry and Orthodontics

Total Credits: 4 including 4 AOA Category 1-A

Dental |  OMM
Dr. Ray J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO (Dist) |  David Marcus, DDS |  Julie Mai, D.O.
4.25 Hrs Category 1A CME
Audio and Video
Program Access:
Access till 09/30/2022 after purchase.


Course Description

The course will address osteopathic clinicians’, as well as other practicing clinicians’, needs to improve knowledge, competence and/or performance for the treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD) by leveraging the principles of osteopathic medicine. TMJD is a frequently encountered condition in clinical practice, and is often a complex, multi-faceted problem.  Effective treatment varies for patients, requiring careful and detailed evaluation and individually tailored treatment plans. This on-demand webcast will offer participants the opportunity to learn how osteopathic principles and practice apply to the diagnosis and treatment of TMJD, how the osteopathic physician can collaborate with dentists and orthodontists for optimum treatment of this condition, and will meet the needs of interested physicians who want to increase their knowledge in this area of medical practice, including assessment of existing and emerging therapies, as they develop customized treatment plans via interactive case scenarios. Participants will have an understanding of contributable causes of TMJD, and various approaches to addressing and treating TMJD in collaboration with dentists. 

Learning Objectives

By the completion of the course, the participant will be able to:
1.   Describe the pertinent anatomy involved with TMJD.
2.   Describe the research substantiating the application of evidence-based OMT for: temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD)
3.   Assess the applicability of OMT procedures for TMJD to their clinical practice and integrate them in the care of their patients.
4.   Describe how osteopathic physicians and dentists can collaborate to optimize patient outcomes for TMJD.



Dr. Ray J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO (Dist)'s Profile

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Dr. Raymond J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO (Dist) is a graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. He is board certified in Family Medicine/OMT by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board on Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Hruby completed a traditional internship at Osteopathic Hospital of Maine, Portland, ME and was in private practice for sixteen years. Retired as professor and chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at COMP, he continues consulting with the school’s Department of NMM/OMM on teaching, research, curriculum analysis and development, new faculty mentorships and Predoctoral OMM Fellows. He is involved with WUHS’s Interprofessional Education program, and lectures part-time in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, among others. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy and a member of the ??American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Osteopathy, American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners, Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California, Memberships: AOA, AAO. ACOFP, OCA, OPSC. Cranial proficiency (OCA).


David Marcus, DDS's Profile

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Dr. David Marcus, DDS, graduated with distinction from Loyola University College of Dental Surgery (1961). He was in private practice in Chicago, IL, from 1965 to 2021. In 1979, Dr. Marcus met Dr. Frymann in New York and completed her 5-day basic cranial course there. He subsequently participated in her 3-day advanced course, as well as her 5-day course again in 1981 and 1982. The cranial concept and practice became a major part of his dental practice, enhancing and expanding his ability to more completely treat patients. In 1983, Dr. Frymann invited Dr. Marcus to assist as a table trainer in her basic cranial course; they collaborated in this way for the next 29 years until Dr. Frymann retired. Though retired from active clinical dentistry in 2020, Dr. Marcus continues to practice the dental application of cranial procedures to resolve the many complex dental and other undiagnosed pain and discomfort issues referred to his dental office. Marcus Dental Practice, located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, has been providing exceptional patient care for over 55 years. He focuses on acquiring skills in the treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Problems (jaw pain) and Myofascial Pain Dysfunction (head and neck pain).