Jump to content
  • Latest Donations

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

Sponsored Ads

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • Available Subscriptions

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
Vync

C&p Exam For Tmj

Question

Anyone have any recent experience with the VA performing a C&P TMJ exam?

Will the comprehensive exam performed by a VA Oral Surgeon count the same as a C&P exam?

I am looking to file an increase from 10% to a higher percentage because my ROM has deteriorated significantly. I am hoping they can use my most recent examination instead of putting me to the meat grinder again.

On 12/24/2009, the VA oral surgeon gave me an examination for my TMJ pain. The "completed care:" indicated (D0150) COMPREHENSIVE ORAL EVALUATION. The exam took almost an hour and included a new panorex x-ray. I looked up the VA Dental and Oral C&P exam, but it was lacking in specific details (see below). The doc put me on a soft/no-chew diet for six weeks and gave me anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxer meds.

Here is a snippet of some of the highlights from the Oral Surgery examination:

TMJ

Pt only opened to 18 mm but no findings

PAIN

TMJ: Bilateral

Temporalis: Bilateral

Medial Pterygoid: Bilateral

Lateral Pterygoid: Bilateral

Posterior Neck: Bilateral

MIO: 18 mm

MIO (without pain): 10 mm

Right lateral excursion: 0 mm

Left lateral excursion: 3 mm

Protrusive: 1 mm

Deviation on opening: 0 mm

Incisal display (at rest): 3 mm

OB (mm): 0 mm

OJ (mm): 0 mm

Insisial display (smile): 6 mm

Maxillary midline: 0 mm

Mandibular Midline: 3 mm

ASSESSMENT

TMJ exacerbation s/p increased clenching and reported incident of being struck with xray machine boon on chin.

Here is a link the Dental and Oral C&P exam

http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm12.htm

Here is the text of the exam, which is rather brief.

Dental and Oral Examination

Dental and Oral Syndrome

Name: SSN:

Date of Exam: C-number:

Place of Exam:

Narrative: Regional Office action is required for all dental treatment based on combat wounds, service trauma, prisoner of war or extracted teeth under 38 CFR 17.123.

A. Review of Medical Records:

B. Medical History (Subjective Complaints):

C. Physical Examination (Objective Findings):

Address each of the following and fully describe:

1. Describe extent of functional impairment due to loss of motion and masticatory function loss.

2. Describe the extent and number of missing teeth and whether the masticatory surface can be replaced by a prosthesis.

3. If limitation of inter-incisal range of motion, provide actual range in mm (i.e., 0-Xmm) and also provide lateral excursion (i.e., 0-Xmm).

4. Describe the extent of any bone loss of mandible, maxilla, or hard palate. For hard palate and maxilla bone loss, state whether replaceable by prosthesis.

D. Diagnostic and Clinical Tests:

Provide:

1. X-ray to determine extent of bone tissue loss.

2. Include results of all diagnostic and clinical tests conducted in the examination report.

E. Diagnosis:

1. Give etiology where there is loss of teeth due to loss of substance of body of maxilla or mandible.

Signature: it says not signed Date: it says not dated

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

0 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

There have been no answers to this question yet

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: Ad Free Subscriptions to the Forum available
      Ad free subscriptions are available for the forum. Subscriptions give you the forums ad free and help support the forum and site. Monthly $5 Annually $50 https://community.hadit.com/subscriptions/

      Every bit helps - Thank you.

       
      • 0 replies
    • Choosing a VA Disability Attorney Means Learning What Questions to Ask
      Choosing a VA Disability Attorney Means Learning What Questions to Ask. Chris Attig - Veterans Law Blog 

      <br style="color:#000000; text-align:start">How to Hire an Attorney For Your VA Claim or Appeal Free Guidebook available on the Veterans Law Blog

      I got an email the other day from a Veteran.  It had 2 or 3 sentences about his claim, and then closed at the end: “Please call me. So-and-so told me you were the best and I want your help.”

      While I appreciate the compliments, I shudder a little at emails like this.  For 2 reasons.

      First, I get a lot of emails like this.  And while I diligently represent my clients – I often tell them we will pursue their claim until we have no more appeals or until we win – I am most assuredly not the best.

      There are a LOT of damn good VA Disability attorneys out there.  (Most, if not all, of the best are members of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates…read about one of them, here)

      Second, I don’t want Veterans to choose their attorney based on who their friend thought was the best.  I want Veterans to choose the VA Disability attorney who is BEST for their case.

      In some situations, that may be the Attig Law Firm.

      But it may also be be Hill and Ponton, or Chisholm-Kilpatrick, or Bergman Moore.  Or any one of the dozens of other attorneys who have made the representation of Veterans their professional life’s work.

      There are hundreds of attorneys that are out there representing Veterans, and I’m here to tell you that who is best for your friend’s case may not be the best for your case.

      How do you Find the Best VA Disability Attorney for your Claim?

      First, you have to answer the question: do you NEED an attorney?

      Some of you don’t...
      • 1 reply
    • VA Emergency Medical Care
      VA Emergency Medical Care
      • 3 replies
    • Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
      Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
      • 0 replies
    • Thanks Berta for your help. I did receive my 100% today for my IU claim on 6/20/2018. It only took 64 days to complete and it is p&t. Thanks for your words of wisdom. 
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines