RENEE AND MILTON'S PARTICIPATORY WORK IN WASHINGTON/BETHESDA SHOWS SINCERE MEANINGFUL PROMISE FOR TMJ PATIENTS, HEALTH CARE COMMUNITY, AND PUBLIC AT LARGE

Our participation included:

meetings with congresspeople and health aides on Capitol Hill as part of the "Friends of NIDCR".

oral health advocacy training along with other Patient Advocacy leaders in other allied health disorders.

a special meeting with NIDCR to begin the planning process for a "Natural History TMJ Registry"--which JJAMD helped initiate.

a planning meeting with the TMJ Interagency Working Group, which is committed to     specific TMJ research within many NIH and other government agencies.

the 2-1/2 day TMJ Association's Scientific Conference.

                A more detailed report will be forthcoming.