FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           CONTACT: Milton and Renée Glass; e-mail:

Telephone 617-266-2550; Fax 617-267-9020





BOSTON, October 15, 2002--In conjunction with “JAW JOINTS – TMJ AWARENESS MONTH® the Jaw Joints & Allied Musculo-Skeletal Disorders Foundation, Inc. [JJAMD], of Boston, will sponsor a seminar titled Temporomandibular Joint Disorders “TMJ” and Headache in Children – Clinical Indications and Observations.


Co-sponsored by Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Graham Headache Center of Faulkner Hospital, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the seminar will be held at Faulkner Hospital, 1153 Centre St., Jamaica Plain Boston, Massachusetts  November 14, 2002 at 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  Admission is free, but reservations must be made by e-mail to or Fax 617-267-9020 with attendees asked to indicate their name, affiliation, profession, address, e-mail, and telephone number.


 Dr. Murad Padamsee, and Dr. George White will make presentations.  Both are involved in pediatric patient care and research at Tufts Dental School and in private practice. This is an opportunity for medical and dental clinicians, researchers, and allied health care professionals to become more aware of the often baffling clinical signs and symptoms of TMJ in children.  By understanding the markers in children, subtle changes leading to adult TMJ disorders will be better understood or prevented.  Attendees will benefit from the experience of clinicians involved in children’s oral and craniofacial health and wellness who will discuss signs, symptoms, and treatment in actual clinical cases.   The Moderator for this event will be Dr. Noshir Mehta, Chairman of General Dentistry and Director of the TMJ Center at Tufts Dental School.


.The month of November is JAW JOINTS – TMJ AWARENESS MONTH® a registered trademark of the Jaw Joints & Allied Musculo-Skeletal Disorders Foundation, Inc. This designation complements an already existing Congressional Proclamation authored by Milton and Renée Glass, Co-Founders of JJAMD, and read into the Congressional Record by Congressman Barney Frank in 1997. The Proclamation and other information about Jaw Joints and TMJ can be found on the Foundation’s website www.  Programs held during the month will help bring appropriate needed awareness to the importance of healthy jaw joints to the craniofacial complex, to good oral health, and to total body health.  JJAMD’s mission is to foster education on prevention of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders [TMJ], and to encourage broader scientifically based TMJ research at the highest level of government, academia, and research institutes.  This will help meld the Dental Community with the Medical Community, the Insurance Industry, and government in a joint effort to help the millions of existing TMJ patients, and prevent millions of others from needlessly falling victim to TMJ through education and better awareness.