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Efficiency of Two Occlusal Splints on TMD Treatment of Police Officers

This study has been completed.
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
Information provided by:
University of Campinas, Brazil Identifier:
First received: June 16, 2011
Last updated: June 17, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
Stress is an important cause factor of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and Police Officers are exposed to stress. Aim of the study was to evaluate clinical and electromyographically the effect of two different occlusal splints on police officers with TMD

Stress, Psychological
Temporomandibular Disorder

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Efficiency of Two Occlusal Splints on TMD Treatment: Randomised Clinical Trial

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Further study details as provided by University of Campinas, Brazil:

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2008
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
group A
Not received any oral device (Control)
Group B and Group C
Group B - Used Michigan Occlusal Splint (MOS); Group C - Used Planas Oral Appliance (POA).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   28 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
police officers of the São Paulo State - Brazil filled up the Axis II of Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) with TMD symptoms.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Axis II of Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) with TMD symptoms.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • systemic diseases like fibromyalgia, arthritis, arthrosis or osteoporosis, historical of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) surgery or TMD treatment, dental prosthesis, loss of more than two posterior teeth (except third molars and teeth extracted for orthodontic reasons), incomplete dentition with spaces in the arch (except third molars),volunteers with orthodontic and/or orthopedic appliances, with mandible and/or maxilla fractures, vertebrae or medullar canal stenosis, taking anti-inflammatory, analgesic and/or muscle-relaxing drugs, in otologic treatment or without compromise with the investigation. Who presented myogenic or mixed TMD, TMJ pain for at least three months and joint tenderness on palpation on at least one side was invited to remain in the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01376973

University of Campinas - UNICAMP
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Campinas, Brazil
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
Study Chair: P F Caria, PhD University of Campinas - UNICAMP
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Responsible Party: Paulo H. F. Caria, Unicamp Identifier: NCT01376973     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 189/03
Study First Received: June 16, 2011
Last Updated: June 17, 2011

Keywords provided by University of Campinas, Brazil:
stress, temporomandibular disorders.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress, Psychological
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome
Behavioral Symptoms
Craniomandibular Disorders
Mandibular Diseases
Jaw Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Joint Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
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Anti-Infective Agents
Antifungal Agents
Keratolytic Agents
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