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GSID Summer School “International TMD Camp”

6/11 July 2020 – Marina di Carrara


Camp Presentation

The challenge for the Summer School of the Italian Study Group on Craniomandibular Disorders (GSID) is to educate a master class of alumni under both clinical and research aspects. In this third edition, an international faculty (hundreds of medline papers and decades of clinical experience will be on the desk summing up the works of all teachers) and participants from all over the world are going to interact for a widespread diffusion of clinical knowledge and for designing future researches in the field of bruxism and temporomandibular disorders.

As the scientific coordinator, I would never forget the first two editions, with the ending moments that define them at a glance: new friends who, despite the flight schedules and their willingness to rejoin their loved ones, almost begged for some extra time!

An entire Monday-to-Saturday week, with super-teachers delving deep into the TMD and bruxism practice, is the best available option to see how actually easy is the “truth” in a field that is often perceived as unnecessarily complicated.

During the theoretical lectures and the interactive discussions, participants will learn the TMJ anatomy, summarize the clinical guidelines of the DC/TMD, read MRIs, talk about the prosthodontic and orthodontic implications in TMD patients, approach the multiple-P treatment framework, discuss the behind the scenes of the bruxism consensus paper, increase their basic research knowledge.

Hands-on sessions on patients, also featuring some first visit assessments, will reinforce the concept that TMDs are primarily conditions due to an emotional-driven muscle overload of the stomatognathic system, in which a host response determines the different clinical features and time frame of first onset. With about 20 patients “live”, receiving or controlling oral appliances, undergoing arthrocentesis, and/or being counseled, it is hard to imagine how to give and receive more.

The inaugural keynote lecture by Antonio Romero Garcia on the past and present of temporomandibular disorders, the invaluable clinical research expertise of Michail Koutris and his comments on the DC/TMD guidelines, and the “icing on the cake” talk with Jari Ahlberg on the international guidelines for bruxism assessment will be sure defining moments of this 2020 edition. And what about the tutors? Alessandro Bracci, the father of cognitive approaches to awake bruxism, Luca Guarda Nardini, the master of TMJ arthrocentesis, Ricardo Dias, the perfect alumnus to show how to change clinical life in your TMD practice, Matteo Tresoldi, the ideal teacher to learn reading TMJ imaging, and Marzia Segù, the nice combination specialist for orthodontics and orofacial pain…a great team to translate research and theory into practice.

In the end, the “plus” – the definition, for those who are interested, of individual research projects in the field of bruxism and TMDs, under my supervision…

I guess there is enough to define a one-and-only educational program in dentistry. I’ll be really looking forward to meet you for another GSID STEP (Sharing, Teaching, Education, Peer-to-Peer) experience…and to deliver our main “teaching”: when easy things seem complicated, change teachers, and choose the ones who WALK THE TALK!

Waiting for you in Marina di Carrara, Italy, from July 6th to 11th, 2020!


Monday, July 6th

11.30               Lunch together

14.30-17.30    Antonio Romero Garcia         Framing TMD: from occlusion to orofacial pain

17.30-18.30    Ricardo Dias                           Patient-centered approach to TMDs

Tuesday, July 7th

9.00-13.00      Daniele Manfredini                Stomatognathic Physiology and TMJ imaging

15.00-18.00    Hands-on course (Reading TMJ Magnetic Resonance) – Tutors: Manfredini-Tresoldi

Wednesday, July 8th

9.00-12.00      Michail Koutris                      Clinical assessment: the DC/TMD guidelines

12.00-13.00    Michail Koutris                      Axis II: Psyche and pain

15.00-18.00    Hands-on course on patients (Clinical diagnosis) – Tutors: Manfredini-Koutris

Thursday, July 9th

9.00-11.00      Daniele Manfredini                Principles of management: the Multiple-P framework

11.00-13.00    Daniele Manfredini                Oral appliances and clinical management

15.00-17.00    Hands-on course on patients (Oral appliances delivery) – Tutors: Manfredini-Bracci

17.00-18.00    Hands-on course on patients (Live surgery: TMJ arthrocentesis) – Tutor: Guarda Nardini

Friday, July 10th

9.00-11.00      Daniele Manfredini                Prosthodontic planning and the TMJ…centric relation???

11.00-13.00    Marzia Segù                           TMJ disorders and orthodontics in adolescence

15.00-18.00    Hands-on course on patients (TMD and the youngsters) – Tutors: Manfredini-Segù

Saturday, July 11th

9.00-13.00      Jari Ahlberg                           Bruxism – moving on to standardized assessment guidelines

14.30-17.30    Hands-on course (Research Methods) – Tutors: Manfredini-Ahlberg


Daniele Manfredini – Siena, Italy

Jari Ahlberg – Helsinki, Finland

Alessandro Bracci – Padova, Italy

Ricardo Dias – Coimbra, Portugal

Luca Guarda-Nardini – Treviso, Italy

Michalis Koutris – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Matteo Tresoldi – Padova, Italy

Antonio Romero Garcia – Valencia, Spain

Marzia Segù – Pavia, Italy

Course venues

Theoretical lectures: Port Authority, Viale Colombo 6, Marina di Carrara, Italy

Hands-on Sessions: GSID Educational Center, Via Ingolstadt 3, Marina di Carrara, Italy

Admission criteria and registration fees

The course is reserved to owners of a University Degree in Dentistry or higher academic/professional titles. The expected level of acquired knowledge is Post-Graduate/Master of Science.

Admission fee is as follows:

  • 2200 euro (+VAT 22%) for registrations before February 28th, 2020
  • 3000 euro (+VAT 22%) after February 28th, 2020
  • 180 euro (+VAT 22%) for stand-alone inaugural and closing lectures

Given by Antonio Romero Garcia on Monday afternoon, and Jari Ahlberg on Saturday morning

Full course fee comprises:

  • Lessons handouts
  • Coffee breaks
  • Social dinner on Friday evening

The full Mini-Residency program is reserved to a maximum of 20 participants (minimum of 12).

Lessons will be given in English as the main language.

Benefits for Residents

  • Certification of attendance
  • Certification of Active Membership on behalf of the Italian Study Group on Craniomandibular Disorders
  • Free Admission to future single-lesson updates

Info and Registration

PiErre Service srl (+39 0583 952923): Mrs. Rossana Pezzotti

segreteria@pierreservice.itMrs. Andrea Trovato