Previously known as: International RDC/TMD Consortium Network
May 27, 2017. A change in the name of The International RDC/TMD Consortium Network was overwhelmingly approved by the Consortium membership, and the name change was formally approved by IADR Council. The organization remains a consortium fostering the evidence-based diagnosis and management of orofacial pain and jaw disorders.
Our goal is to advance the scientific knowledge of temporomandibular disorders (TMD), orofacial pain, and jaw disorders through scientifically developed diagnostic tools based on standardized assessment. These tools are intended to be applicable to both research and clinical settings, including international use, multi-site and cross-cultural research studies. We review progress at our annual meetings and international consensus workshops. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in our activities; our past meetings will give you an idea of what we do.
The core tool that established the Consortium, the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD), remains a model for pain research. That tool is now replaced by the DC/TMD (2014) for both clinical and research use. The next wave of research regarding TMDs and how they are conceptualized will be conducted using the DC/TMD as well as other research tools that will be posted on this site. Our methods include population studies, clinical epidemiology and clinical trials, and experimental human studies.