Saint Paul, Minn. – October 20, 2013 – A group of third and fourth year students at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry met the Restful Jaw® last week. They got a hands-on experience with the latest noninvasive jaw support device invented by veteran faculty member Eric Schiffman, D.D.S., M.S.
This clinically-tested external device:
- can reduce treatment breaks, pain complaints and overall treatment duration,
- significantly reduces patient’s jaw pain and fatigue during and after dental treatment, and
- comfortably supports and protects the patient’s jaw from downward forces.
Several of these future dentists tried on the Restful Jaw device and personally discovered how this unique innovation in dental comfort supports the patient’s mandible. In the lecture, students learned how they can minimize patient jaw pain during routine care and increase practice efficiently.
Dr. Schiffman, director of the dental school’s division of TMD and Orofacial Pain, is the international expert on diagnosis and treatment of TMJD. He’s authored more than 40 research publications and received more than $14 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health. His findings are considered the seminal work in the field with practice-based research outcomes.