Saint Paul, Minn. – May 1, 2012 – In April 2012, The Cochrane Collaboration announced a study by Dr. Eric Schiffman was the best ever done in the area of TMJ surgery. This independent international collaboration’s work is recognized as the benchmark for high quality information about the effectiveness of health care.
Dr. Schiffman’s, “Randomized Effectiveness Study of Four Therapeutic Strategies for TMJ Closed Lock,” concluded that surgery is rarely, if ever indicated, even in cases of severe TMJ. His study was published in 2007 in the Journal of Dental Research, the most prestigious journal in the dental field.
Dr. Schiffman is an international expert on the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders, a professor and clinician at the U of MN School of Dentistry for more than 25 years, and inventor of the Restful Jaw™.
According to the Cochrane Collaboration, no other organization can match their quality, volume, scope and range of healthcare topics addressed in their Cochrane Reviews. With the largest collection of records of randomized controlled trials in the world, the Cochrane Reviews help facilitate the choices that practitioners, consumers, policy-makers and others face in health care.