The OPPERA study on TMJ Disorders is a 7-year, $19.1 million study with an aim to find out who develops TMJ. This may then shed light on the best treatments for the disorder.
A total of 3200 people will be enrolled in the project.
As per their site: OPPERA is an acronym for Orofacial Pain: Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment. A Study of Muscle, Joint and Jaw Function.
The four bases of the study are at the:
– University of North Carolina
– University of Maryland
– State University of New York at Buffalo
– University of Florida
The study was announced in 2006. If you’re between the ages 18-44 and interested in the study, you could contact one of the study centers listed on the OPPERA site to see if they’re still looking for participants.