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CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice was first published in December 1982. The journal was born in the hearts of a group of independent practitioners who were interested in presenting a journalistic format covering the field of temporomandibular disorders not currently being addressed in the professional literature. For 30 years, CRANIO remained the oldest and largest journal in the world devoting its entire emphasis to the reporting of temporomandibular disorders. In January 2013, CRANIO became CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice. CRANIO now includes articles on all aspects of sleep medicine while remaining committed to its original purpose of furthering the knowledge of temporomandibular disorders.


Riley H. Lunn, D.D.S., is the journal's founding editor. Noshir Mehta, D.M.D., M.D.S., M.S., serves as Sleep Editor, and H. Clifton Simmons III, D.D.S., serves as TMJ/Craniomandibular Editor.


After three years of publication by Chroma, Inc., the journal was sold in 1985 to Williams & Wilkins Publishers, of Baltimore, Maryland. For seven years, Williams & Wilkins published CRANIO until it was reacquired by Chroma, Inc. in 1992. Throughout the life of the journal, Dr. Lunn has served as its editor. CRANIO is published quarterly (January, April, July, October) from its home office in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The journal's website, , is updated regularly in concert with each new issue.


CRANIO is a multidisciplinary journal, with editorial board members from all fields of medicine and dentistry, including general dentists, oral surgeons, orthopedists, radiologists, orthodontists, chiropractors, professors and behavioral scientists, physical therapists, acupuncturists, osteopathic and ear, nose and throat physicians. While our home office is in Chattanooga, our editors and contributors represent a number of locations throughout the United States and the world.


From the beginning, all manuscripts have been peer-reviewed on a double-blind basis to avoid personal bias. Articles are screened for clinical relevance and state-of-the-art expertise. CRANIO publishes commendable works from outstanding researchers and clinicians in their respective fields. The multidisciplinary format allows individuals practicing with a TMD emphasis to stay abreast of related disciplines, as each issue presents multiple topics from overlapping areas of interest. If you are interested in submitting an article for publication, please read our Instructions for Authors . We welcome your participation.


CRANIO's current readership (thousands) is comprised primarily of dentists; however, many physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, osteopathic physicians and other related specialists subscribe and contribute to CRANIO.

A number of organizations have adopted CRANIO as their official journal. CRANIO, however, has maintained its status as an independent publication, operating outside these organizations to remain unconstrained by the opinions generated by a particular group or discipline.


CRANIO is the official journal for the following organizations:

*The American Alliance of TMD Organizations

*American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

*Nederlandse Vereniging voor Gnathologie

*Tennessee C.R.A.N.I.O.



The following organizations make CRANIO available to their members:

* American Academy of Pain Management

* American Equilibration Society

* International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics



UPDATE: Beginning in January 2014, Maney Publishing of Leeds, U.K., a leading independent publisher of academic and professional journals will publish CRANIO. Specializing in materials science and engineering, health and life sciences, and the humanities, Maney is committed to technical and editorial innovation for the international dissemination of peer-reviewed scholarship and research. Dr. Riley Lunn will remain Editor in Chief.

For more information, please visit


We invite you to keep up-to-date with CRANIO by visiting our website. Subscription information is available at Your questions and comments are always welcome at CRANIO .


Editors & Staff

Associate Editors

Noshir Mehta, D.M.D., M.D.S., M.S.

Boston, Massachusetts

H. Clifton Simmons III, D.D.S.

Nashville, Tennessee


Riley H. Lunn, D.D.S.

Editor in Chief
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Karen A. Kimbell

Assistant Editor
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Tiffany Parnell

Assistant Editor
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Angela Garner Lunn, D.D.S.

Director of Marketing
Chattanooga, Tennessee

David R. Parks, Ph.D.

Statistical Consultant
Tupelo, Mississippi

Carlos Smith

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Donna Knauss

Circulation Manager
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Shel Marcus

Advertising Manager
Skokie, Illinois

Editorial Board

Jack L. Haden, D.D.S.

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Shoichi Ishigaki, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Osaka, Japan

Jamison R. Spencer, D.M.D.

Boise, Idaho

Anne-Maree Cole, D.D.S.

Queensland, Australia

Harold Gelb, D.M.D.

New York, New York

Mariano Rocabado, D.P.T.

Santiago, Chile

Allen J. Moses, D.D.S.

Chicago, Illinois

Barry Cooper, D.D.S.

Lawrence, New York

Section Editors


Scott D. Mist, Ph.D., L.Ac.

Portland, Oregon

Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Statistics

Joseph "Rich" Cohen, D.D.S.

Phoenix, Arizona

Book Reviews

Dan Jenkins, D.D.S.

Corona, California


Charles Blum, D.C., C.S.C.P.

Santa Monica, California

Clinical Practice

Larry L. Tilley, D.D.S.

Calhoun, Georgia

Craniofacial Pain

Steve Kilpatrick, D.D.S.

Fort Smith, Arkansas


William Slagle, D.D.S.

Seminole, Oklahoma

ENT, Pathology

Arthur Hengerer, M.D.

Rochester, New York


Thomas J. Lovely, M.D.

Albany, New York

Occlusion, Equilibration, Gnathology, and Restorative Dentistry

Daniel F. Tylka, D.M.D., M.S.

Memphis, Tennessee

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Larry M. Wolford, D.M.D.

Dallas, Texas

Orthodontics, Pedodontics

Eugene Williamson, D.D.S.

Evans, Georgia


James Simmons, M.D.

San Antonio, Texas

Osteopathic Medicine

Anthony Chila, D.O.

Athens, Ohio


Leopoldo P. Correa, B.D.S.

Boston, Massachusetts


Arthur H. Jeske, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Houston, Texas

Physical Therapy, Rehabilitative Medicine

Hans Humberger, P.T.

Chattanooga, Tennessee


Allan G. Farman, B.D.S., Ph.D.

Louisville, Kentucky

Screening Equipment and Techniques

Michael L. Gelb

New York, New York

Surgery, Medicine

Kent E. Moore, M.D., D.D.S.

Charlotte, North Carolina

TMJ, Anatomy, Physiology

Gerald J. Murphy, D.D.S.

Grand Island, Nebraska

Treatment Devices and Appliances

Robert L. Talley, D.D.S.

Norman, Oklahoma

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