I was reading the news when I found this article about a California dentist that definitely took a whole different approach to treating TMJ. Here is a snippet:
Anderson, 49, has already been stripped of his dentist license, an action taken by the state in October, 2007, after his arrest by Woodland police. In the license revocation hearing, his civil attorney argued Anderson’s practice of sometimes giving chest massages to women patients was an effort to relieve the pain from those suffering Temporomandibular Joint disorder, or TMJ.
In hearing documents, however, one patient claimed Anderson complimented her on breast implants. He also apologized, via greeting card and telephone conversations, to some women patients who complained to him about what they believed was inappropriate touching.
“Massaging the breast of female patients is not within the scope of the practice of dentistry in any circumstance,” said Deputy Attorney General Jeff Phillips at the time.
A civil attorney representing one patient also took issue with Anderson’s defense of giving massages for pain relief.
“He was touching her because he was interested if she had breast augmentation and how the breast implants felt,” said attorney Noel Ferris. “He wasn’t talking about any muscle problem.”
Clearly not the way I recommend…
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