Recommended Reading

The following materials will be provided by the ABCP to candidates electronically, free of charge, upon receipt of your completed Diplomate application, including all required documentation and fees:

  • Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint by Westesson and Katzberg (formerly part of the CRANIO Clinics series; now out-of-print)

  • Intraoral Orthotics by W. Steve Bledsoe, Jr. (formerly part of the CRANIO Clinics series; now out-of-print)

  • Selected articles from The Journal of CRANIO┬« Mandibular & Sleep Practice

  • Glossary: Craniofacial Pain & Temporomandibular Disorders

The following materials may be acquired from a variety of locations including; Amazon, Google Books, etc.  (please call ABCP with questions 833.641.2227):


  • Craniofacial Pain, A Handbook for Assessment, Diagnosis and Management, by The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain; edited by: H. Clifton Simmons III, DDS.

  • Evaluating and Managing Temporomandibular Injuries, Third Edition by Abdel-Fattah R.

  • Orofacial Pain by Bell W.
    (especially chapters 7, 8, 11, 12, 16, and 17)

  • Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction, The Trigger Point Manual by Travell J and Simons D.
    (especially chapters 1-17)

  • Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia, Trigger Point Management by Rachlin ES and Rachlin IS.
    (especially chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10)

  • The Medical Interview by Cole SA
    (especially chapters 1, 4, 8, 9, and 10)

  • Diagnosis of the Temporomandibular Joint by Katzberg & Westesson
    (especially chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, and 12)

  • TMJ: Its Many Faces
    (This is a good source for information about MPD derangements, etc.)

  • Face The Pain
    [This is good for the various neuropathic pain syndromes (i.e., Ernest Syndrome, NICO, Neuralgias, etc.)]

  • Contemporary Orthodontics, 4th edition by William Profit. Elsevier Publishers
    (especially chapters 1-6)

  • Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis, Management & Treatment A Handbook for Clinicians by Lavie, P., PillarG., and Malhotra.


  • Clinical Applications of Electro-Therapeutics in the Treatment of Craniofacial Pain and TMD (CD/Manual) by Gerald J. Murphy, DDS

The following may be acquired from as well as other sources:

  • Restless Nights: Understanding Snoring and Sleep Apnea by Lavie, P. 2003: Yale University Press: New Haven, CT.

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