TMJ Services

#74 Willful Ignorance and TMD/TMJ

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is a devastating disease.  It is a progressive disease which usually starts out with minimal symptoms, once ignored, progresses into multiple symptoms which eventually ruins the patient’s ability to continue with life’s normal functions and duties.  It has been estimated that millions of workplace hours are missed each year in the US […]

#73 Doctors and Patients Confusing TMD/TMJ and Sleep Apnea

Recently, I saw a patient referred to me by a general dentist for consultation for TMD/TMJ. The non-surgical treatment of TMD/TMJ is the only service our practice offers. Once I began the consultation and asked a few questions it was obvious the patient’s problem was Sleep Apnea not TMD/TMJ.  You might ask, how could that […]

#72 Interprofessional Practice and TMJ/TMD

There is a growing movement in medicine and dentistry to integrate services in order to make them more efficient and convenient for the patient.  According to Robert Pearl MD, the retired CEO of Kaiser Permanente Health Systems, the largest independent healthcare system in the United Staes, research has estimated that inappropriate tests and ineffective procedures […]

#65 Value Based TMD/TMJ Treatment

Welcome to 2024.  I write this on New Year’s Day with all the “New Year’s Day” intentions of making 2024 the best and most successful year treating patients with TMD/TMJ.  This article is the 65th in a series of articles focused on educating patients about all aspects of understanding, diagnosing, and treating the enigma/conundrum, commonly […]