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The Brotman Facial Pain Clinic at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry is conducting a study comparing a new medication to a placebo in reducing temporomandibular disorders (TMD/TMJ) pain. 

You may be eligible if you are: 

  • Between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Have had jaw or muscle pain for at least the past 3 months

Participation involves: 

  • An evaluation to confirm temporomandibular disorders (TMD/TMJ) 
  • Completing at-home daily diaries for 1 month to determine eligibility

If eligible:

  • Attend 6 clinic visits over a period of 21 weeks
  • Receive study medication or a placebo designed to treat TMJ pain
  • Earn $200 over the duration of the study and free parking vouchers

For more information, please call Jane Phillips at 410-706-4678 or email

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