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.


INfORM Young Investigator Awards, sponsored by Quintessence Publishing and Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache (Dec 24, 2017). Deadline Feb 2, 2018 for submission of application by young investigators for new award, implemented following IADR San Francisco meeting and available for first time at IADR London 2018.

Translations of the DC/TMD (10/25/2017).  Completed translations continue to arrive.  See DC/TMD Translations page for the currently available translations.  Hungarian was added October 3, 2017. Completed translations are being updated with addition of translator names to each instrument: Italian and Dutch have been updated.

DC/TMD Examiner Training Courses (10/25/2017).  The next course in Malmö, Sweden will be held March 1-2. 2018.  Click for further information.

Consortium activities at IADR-Seoul, Republic of South Korea (3/15/2016; updated 10/13/2017). Three manuscripts are under review at different journals regarding Axis II implementation in international settings.

DC/TMD examination videos (3/15/2016). The English language version was released in 2014 and published via MedEdPORTAL.  That version has now been accompanied by a Swedish language version, to be released soon on the website. Others are encouraged to develop other language versions or to consider how the English language version can be modified with menu-selected sub-titles.   See the DC/TMD page for further information.

An Executive Summary of the DC/TMD is published (3/15/2016). This publication was developed for the target audience of the general dentist.  It is available at JADA.

Website Updates

(10/25/2017) DC/TMD Translations page is now up to date.

(10/25/2017) A survey of Consortium members was conducted late 2015 by the Communications Committee, and a final report was prepared for the Executive Committee and major findings were presented at the IADR in San Francisco. INfORM will be implementing changes to the website and developing social media connections.

(5/31/2016) A scoring manual for the DC/TMD self-report instruments is now listed on the DC/TMD page.

(3/19/2016) Examiner Training and Calibration page is now updated for the DC/TMD, located as a submenu on the DC/TMD main menu.  The RDC/TMD training page and its resources are retained for archival purposes but are now located as a submenu on the RDC/TMD main menu.