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Orofacial Pain Academy – GSID Summer School “International TMD Camp”

July 10-14, 2023 – Marina di Carrara



School Presentation

The challenge for the Summer School of the Orofacial Pain Academy/Italian Study Group on Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders (GSID)is to educate a master class of alumni under both clinical and research aspects. In this seventh edition of the international Residency Program, the outstanding 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 temporomandibular disorders and bruxism.

As the scientific coordinator, I will never forget the first 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-Friday week, with super-teachers delving deep into the TMD and bruxism practice, is the best available option to see how actually easy is the clinical practice in a field that is often perceived as unnecessarily complicated. During the theoretical lectures and the interactive discussions, participants will learn the TMJ anatomy, understand the etiology of TMDs, summarize the clinical guidelines, 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 papers, increase their basic research knowledge.

Hands-on sessions on patients, also featuring some first visit assessments, will reinforce the concept that most TMD symptoms are 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.

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 of the Academy’s STEP (Sharing, Teaching, Education, Peer-to-Peer) experiences…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 10th to 14th, 2023!

Daniele Manfredini




11.30               Welcome meeting and Light Lunch together

14.00-14.30    Ricardo Dias                          My experience with the Orofacial Pain Academy School

14.30-15.00    Laura Nykanen                      How the School impacted my clinical and research activity

Kick-off lecture

15.00-18.00    Daniele Manfredini                Temporomandibular disorders in the orofacial pain world

Tuesday, July 11thANATOMY DAY

9.00-11.00      Matteo Val                             Anatomy of the TMJ and jaw muscles

11.00-13.00    Matteo Tresoldi                      Temporomandibular joint imaging with clinical quiz

Hands-on course on patients (tutors: Matteo Tresoldi – Matteo Val – Daniele Manfredini)

14.30-18.00    How to read a Magnetic Resonance of the TMJ – from patients to images

Wednesday, July 12thASSESSMENT DAY

9.00-11.00      Daniele Manfredini                Clinical assessment of Temporomandibular Disorders

11.00-13.00    Antonio Romero Garcia         Clinical assessment of Orofacial Pains

Hands-on course (tutor: Daniele Manfredini)

14.30-18.00    How to evaluate the TMD patient – from history to differential diagnosis

Thursday, July 13thMANAGEMENT DAY

9.00-11.00      Daniele Manfredini                Principles of temporomandibular disorders management

11.00-13.00    Carlo Poggio                          Mouth rehabilitation planning and the TMJ…centric relation???

Hands-on course (tutors: Luca Guarda Nardini – Daniele Manfredini)

14.30-16.00    Oral appliances – from impressions to delivery and follow up

16.00-18.00    Luca Guarda Nardini             Live intervention: TMJ arthrocentesis

Friday, July 14thBRUXISM DAY

9.00-10.00      Daniele Manfredini                Standardized Tool for the Assessment of Bruxism (STAB)

10.00-11.00    Alessandro Bracci                  Assessment of Awake Bruxism

11.00-12.00    Matteo Pollis                          Sleep Apnea

12.00-13.00    Anna Colonna                                    Sleep Bruxism and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Hands-on course (tutors: Alessandro Bracci – Anna Colonna – Matteo Pollis)

14.30-18.00    TMD and bruxism



Daniele Manfredini – Siena, Italy

Alessandro Bracci – Padova, Italy

Anna Colonna – Siena, Italy

Ricardo Dias – Coimbra, Portugal

Luca Guarda-Nardini – Treviso, Italy

Laura Nykanen – Helsinki, Finland

Carlo Poggio – Milano, Italy

Matteo Pollis – Siena, Italy

Antonio Romero Garcia – Valencia, Spain

Matteo Tresoldi – Siena, Italy

Matteo Val  – Treviso, Italy


Course venues

Theoretical lectures: Sea Village Club Academy, Viale Cristoforo Colombo 2, 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:

  • Early Bird: 3050 euro for registrations before May 15th, 2023
  • Regular Fee: 3660 euro after May 15th, 2023

Full course fee comprises:

  • Lessons handouts
  • Coffee breaks
  • Social Light Dinner on Friday evening

The full Mini-Residency program is reserved to a maximum of 15 participants.

Lessons will be given in English as the main language.

Benefits for Residents

  • Certification of attendance



EURO 2500 + IVA


Info and Registration

TMJ Class srl (+39 0585 630964)


Sede del corso
Teoria:  saletta Academy del Lounge Village del Sea Group (ingresso da
Viale Cristoforo Colombo 2, Carrara).

Pratica: GSID Educational Center – Marina di Carrara:

Provider: Pierre Service srl uninominale id 1661


Obiettivi formativi tecnico-professionali: Applicazione nella pratica
quotidiana dei principi e delle procedure dell’evidence based practice

Responsabile Scientifico: Dott. Daniele Manfredini