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News / April 2, 2015

Breakthrough treatment for TMJD disorders

by Guy Hiscott

A ‘revolutionary’ new way to treat temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD) has been approved for use in the UK and Ireland.

The Cerezen device comprises a pair of removable custom-made hollow inserts that are placed within the ear canal to reduce the symptoms of TMJD pain and related conditions including grinding of teeth and headaches.

Simply inserted in the ear, the nearest access point to the temporomandibular joint, the device works by exerting subtle pressure on the walls of the ear canal when the jaw is in the closed position.

This encourages the patient to return to the ‘open bite’ position, minimising the tendency to clench the jaw and tense the surrounding muscles.


An A Level 1 Clinical Study showed that 100% of users indicated excellent (71%) or good (29%) overall satisfaction with the Cerezen device.

Following regulatory approval, the Cerezen device will be available in the UK from May 2015 and can be seen at this year’s Dentistry Show, Dentistry 15, the Irish Dental Association’s Annual Conference and Identex.