ICCMO was founded in 1979 by Dr. Bernard Jankelson, the Father of the Neuromuscular Dental Occlusion Concept together with an international group of clinicians and dental educators. Dr. J’s motto was: “If you can measure it is a fact. If you cannot measure it is an opinion.”
ICCMO continues to grow and thrive with active sections in the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, and South America with biennial Congresses held in each of the Sections. ICCMO has played a key role throughout these years in gaining recognition and acceptance of neuromuscular dentistry (NMD) and the computerized measurement devices used in clinical practice. ICCMO has published ten volumes of the Anthology of Craniomandibular Orthopedics including the works of members from all Sections which provide a rich resource for the clinician seeking scientific answers in the field of occlusion and TMJ TMD. In addition, ICCMO is a founding member of the Alliance of TMD Organizations.
Our international sections include North America, South America, Japan, Germany, Russia, Italy, France, and India.
For over thirty-five years, ICCMO has been the global voice of scientific advancement and education in occlusion, neuromuscular dentistry, and TMJ/TMD diagnosis and treatment. The College was created as a non-commercial, not for profit organization to provide an open forum for the free exchange of ideas, practices, and research in the field of neuromuscular dentistry in an atmosphere of camaraderie and professionalism.
ICCMO is a society of healthcare professionals with a common interest in the anatomy and physiology of dental occlusion, jaw function and orthopedic dysfunction (TMJ/TMD) with resultant symptoms in the head and neck. ICCMO is a professional organization committed to helping dentists better treat occlusion and TMJ/TMD pain patients using science-based technology and techniques utilizing state of the art biomedical instrumentation.
Neuromuscular dentistry is a holistic approach where a harmonious relationship between teeth, muscles of mastication and TMJ is maintained.