Dr. Fabio Savastano
Albenga / Italy
Neuromuscular Dentistry is a diagnostic and treatment modality that aims to ensure that muscles and TMJ function properly as a result of creating a functional occlusion. It enables the optimum physiologic position of the jaw to be established to assist in the correction of the underlying causes of craniofacial Temporomandibular joint, head and neck pain. Neuromuscular dentistry is also used to determine the optimum physiologic jaw position prior to complex dental restorative procedures, cosmetic dentistry, dental sleep medicine procedures, dentofacial orthopedics and orthodontics. It is a treatment modality of dentistry that focuses on correcting the physiologic "misalignment" of the jaw at the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
The use of bioelectrical instrumentation such as Computerized Mandibular Scanning (CMS), Trans Cutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and Surface Electromyography (SE) is described in detail. Clinical cases show the basic procedures of Neuromuscular Orthodontics that describe the road to success.
Dr. Fabio Savastano graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1987 cum laude at the University of Naples, Italy, achieved his Master in Orthodontics at the University of Padua in 1990 and is adjunct professor at the University Des Les Valls, Andorra. He runs his practice limited to orthodontics and gnathology since 1991 in Albenga. Dr. Savastano is the President of ICNOG, International College of Neuromuscular Orthodontics and Gnathology and member of numerous associations, and has lectured in Brazil, Canada, U.A.E., Spain, Bahrain, India and Italy on "Neuromuscular Orthodontics".