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#87 TMD/TMJ is Not a Psychiatric Disease

TMD/TMJ is not a psychiatric disease. So why are university TMD clinics enlisting psychologists, psychiatrists, and behavioral therapists to consult with patients with the known and disparate symptoms associated with this disease?  Why do some doctors think patients with the disparate symptoms of TMD/TMJ are crazy and occasionally say so?  Why do some doctors treat […]

How to Treat TMD/TMJ by “Organizing a Confusion”

It is no secret that for the past 88 years TMD/TMJ has been a confusion, a conundrum without appropriate description or solution.  Hundreds, if not thousands of so called “scientific” papers and textbooks have been written on the topic, most of which have little to add other than documenting what others have tried to do […]

Can TMD be the Explanation for Most Common Headaches?

According to the Johns Hopkins Medicine website “a headache is pain or discomfort in the head or face.  Headaches vary greatly in terms of the location and intensity of the pain, and how often the headaches occur.  The brain tissue doesn’t have pain sensitive nerve fibers and doesn’t feel pain.  But, other parts of the […]

#84 Apathy, Indifference, Skepticism and TMD/TMJ

What do apathy, indifference, and skepticism have in common? Look them up in the dictionary and you will find each have very dissimilar definitions.  What they have in common is each is an attitude.  A person has an attitude of apathy.  A person has an attitude of indifference.  A person has an attitude of skepticism. […]

#83 “Alice in Wonderland” and TMD/TMJ

                   “Alice in Wonderland” and TMD/TMJ When I decided to forgo surgery to treat TMD/TMJ and instead do unbiased independent research, I started the task by interviewing patients.  I had no lack of patients to interview.  At the time, I had performed over 2000 surgical procedures on the Temporomandibular Joint.  Like other surgeons of the […]

#82 The Big Lie About TMD/TMJ

If you are one of the unfortunate patients who has suffered with TMD/TMJ symptoms for decades without resolution, you have likely sought treatment from several different health care providers over time. It is not unusual for patients with a 20- or 30-year history of symptoms to have seen between 5 and 10 providers seeking relief […]

#81 The Public needs to know that Dental Insurance is a Scam

Practicing dentistry is a very difficult profession.  The public’s perception of the profession of dentistry is quite different from the reality of a practicing dentist.  I have observed, communicated with, and drawn my conclusions about my fellow professionals for 48 years since completing my own training as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in 1976.   Upon […]

#79 “Why Insurance Companies Don’t Want to Cover TMD/TMJ”

The second most common question I hear patients ask at the time of their consultation is “Why doesn’t my medical insurance cover your device and protocol?”  Sometimes I give a short answer and sometimes I give the more comprehensive response.  The short answer is, “Because they don’t want to.” The more comprehensive answer usually takes […]

#78 Dangers of Misdiagnosing TMD/TMJ as Chiari Malformation

Chiari Malformation is a very uncommon disease affecting only one in one thousand people. There are four (4) types of Chiari Malformation.  The most common type is Chiari Malformation Type 1, which occurs when the lower part of the cerebellum, that part of the brain responsible for movement and balance, pushes through or herniates through […]