Previously known as: International RDC/TMD Consortium Network

May 27, 2017. A change in the name of The International RDC/TMD Consortium Network was overwhelmingly approved by the Consortium membership, and the name change was formally approved by IADR Council. The organization remains a consortium fostering the evidence-based diagnosis and management of orofacial pain and jaw disorders.

August 08, 2017. The Consortium website will  migrate to the IADR webserver, hopefully by the end of 2017. Meanwhile, this is a temporary host, and the website is incomplete compared to its prior version from 2000 through February 2017. If you have reached this page while trying to link to a particular page or document, your linking-URL will currently not work. Our apologies. We encourage you to check back for updates.
Our goal is to advance the scientific knowledge of temporomandibular disorders (TMD), orofacial pain, and jaw disorders through scientifically developed diagnostic tools based on standardized assessment.  These tools are intended to be applicable to both research and clinical settings, including international use, multi-site and cross-cultural research studies. We review progress at our  annual meetings and international consensus workshops. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in our activities; our past meetings will give you an idea of what we do. The core tool that established the Consortium, the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD), remains a model for pain research. That tool is now replaced by the DC/TMD (2014) for both clinical and research use.  The next wave of research regarding TMDs and how they are conceptualized will be conducted using the DC/TMD as well as other research tools that will be posted on this site.  Our methods include population studies, clinical epidemiology and clinical trials, and experimental human studies.


INfORM Young Investigator Awards, sponsored by Quintessence Publishing and Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache (11/1/2018). The first competition was held in July at IADR-London 2018 for both the pre-doc and post-doc categories. The awards and winners are listed under Meetings. The next competition will be held in Vancouver in June 2019; guidelines are available.

Translations of the DC/TMD (03/06/2019).  Completed translations continue to arrive. French and Portuguese (Portugal) were added in October 2018; Spanish (November 2018) and German (December 2018) are now available.

DC/TMD Examiner Training Courses (10/30/2018).  There are currently no scheduled training courses. Click for further information regarding the most recent course.

Consortium activities at IADR-London (11/1/2018). Two invitational workshops focused on development of a brief DC/TMD for routine clinical use, and a DC/TMD adapted for children and adolescents.

Consortium activities at IADR-Seoul, Republic of South Korea (3/15/2016; updated 03/06/2019). Two manuscripts have been published and one manuscript is currently under review regarding Axis II implementation in international settings.

DC/TMD examination videos (3/15/2016). The English language version was released in 2014 and published via MedEdPORTAL.  That version has now been accompanied by a Swedish language version, to be released soon on the website. Others are encouraged to develop other language versions or to consider how the English language version can be modified with menu-selected sub-titles.  See the DC/TMD page for further information.

An Executive Summary of the DC/TMD is published (3/15/2016). This publication was developed for the target audience of the general dentist.  It is available at JADA.

Website Updates

(11/1/2018) A new webpage was added under Meetings for the INfORM Investigator Awards.

(10/30/2018) DC/TMD Translations page is up to date.

(10/30/2018) The scoring manual for the DC/TMD self-report instruments. posted on the DC/TMD page, was updated in order to correct an omission on the final scoring summary page.

(10/25/2017) A survey of Consortium members was conducted late 2015 by the Communications Committee, and a final report was prepared for the Executive Committee and major findings were presented at the IADR in San Francisco. INfORM will be implementing changes to the website and developing social media connections.

(3/19/2016) Examiner Training and Calibration page is now updated for the DC/TMD, located as a submenu on the DC/TMD main menu.  The RDC/TMD training page and its resources are retained for archival purposes but are now located as a submenu on the RDC/TMD main menu.