Pain 2021 Aug 23. Epub 2021 Aug 23.
Section for Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function, Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. Scandinavian Center for Orofacial Neurosciences (SCON), Aarhus, Denmark. Department of Prosthodontics, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, Bauru, Brazil. Faculty of Odontology, Malmø University, Sweden Department of Biosciences, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Piracicaba, Brazil.
Abstract: There is a need to further develop telemedicine approaches due to the immediate and perhaps long-term consequences of the coronavirus disease 2019. Thus, a remote protocol for assessment of patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) was developed, and the agreement of this protocol was compared to the guidelines of the diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders (DC/TMD). A total of 16 individuals were first assessed by a reference standard examination (RSE) and three other examinations applied in a random order by three examiners: standard physical examination (standard examination), physical examination keeping 2 m distance (physical distanced examination) and examination done with the aid of video communication technology (video communication examination). Read More