Is There A Specialty of Neuromuscular Dentistry? What Exactly is Neuromuscular Dentistry? What is Dental Sleep Medicine and How are They Connected?

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There is no specialty for TMJ disorders (TMD), Neuromuscular Dentistry, Orofacial Pain,  Implant Dentistry, Epigenetic Orthopedics, Airway Dentistry, Dental Sleep Medicine and several other complex areas of dentistry.  There are many extremely well trained dentists who have taken courses and training in each of these overlapping fields of dentistry. There is a questionable practice of trying to circumvent the American …

Sinus Headache, Sinusitis, Sinus Pain and TMJ Disorders

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Chronic Sinus Headache and other Sinus Pains are closely related to TMJ Disorders. The connections between these problems is multifacted. The Trigeminal Nerve also called the Dentist’s Nerve is the underlying common source of all of these problems. Dentists are the experts on the Trigeminal Nerrve Disorders and in particular neuromuscular dentists who optimize eliminating noxious input to the trigeminal …

Dr Shapira Awarded Diplomate Status with American Board of Sleep and Breathing. Currently in Boston Learning Advance Pain Management at Harvard Medical School.

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I am pleased to announce that I am now a new Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep and Breathing. I am a long term Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Credentialed by the Sleep Disorder Dental Society (SDDS) and a Founding member of both the SDDS (Now AADSM) and Dosa , the Dental Organization for Sleep …

Dental Sleep Medicine: Comfortable CPAP Alternatives for Sleep Apnea: Sleep Apnea Treatment Testimonials.

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Sleep Apnea is a dangerous disorder with multiple medical problems associated with untreated Sleep Apnea. There are many methods used to treat sleep apnea. The standard medical treatment is CPAP or versions of CPAP called BiPAP and APAP. CPAP in any of it’s forms is very effective. Unfortunately, CPAP fails the majority of patients due to non-compliance, or minimal compliance. …

Ozone Therapy and Myofascial Trigger Point Injections for Masticatory Muscle Pain

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A brand new article in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation reports on the efficacy of Ozone Therapy for treating Myofascial Mucle Pain in TMJ Patients. (abstract below) Treatment of Orofacial Pain with Ozone Therapy vs Trigger Point Injections. I utilize Ozone Therapy for my knees with ozone injections giving amazing relief and improved function. I personally do not find it …

CHICAGO: ALF Appliance: An Orthopedic Option

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The ALF Appliance is an Orthopedic Growth Appliance that has a low profile in the mouth. They are utilized for Maxillary expansion, Treatment of TMJ Disorders, Finishing Physiologic Cases, Treating Snoring and Sleep Apnea and other issues. I used Crozat Appliances for years and the ALF or Advances Lightwire Functional Appliance is very similar. It is a deceptively simple appliance, …

TMJ: TemporoMandibular Disorders Lake Forest

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Diagnosis and Treatment of TMJ disorders requires a wide variety of skills that most general dentists don’t acquire. The treatment of TMJ disorders is far more advanced than just the mechanical approach of mouth guard and bite adjustments. In fact, many patients get worse because invasive treatment is done at the beginning of treatment. Drastic Improvements in the Quality of …

Chicago TMJ Relief: Avoiding TM Joint Surgery

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Why do so many patients end up needing TM Joint surgeries and have stories of chronic ongoing pain for years.? What are the connections of head and neck posture to TMJ disorders? The problem is that many doctors do not address all of the issues invlved in TMJ disorders which are always multifactorial. The most common problem found in patients …

Precision Personalized Medical Treatment for TMJ, TMD, MPD, Headaches and Migraines

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Precision Personalized Medical Treatment for Headaches and Migraines Physiologic Medicine Pinnacle of Personalized Medicine. Measurement is essential for precision treatment! “If it is measured it is a fact otherwise it is an opinion” Barney Jankelson founder of precision physiologic dentistry. In general treatment for headaches and migraines is far from personalized or precision but rather consists of trial and error …

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Myofunctional Therapy to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

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I am two days through my 4 day course in Oral and Myofunctional Therapy and I am convinced that Oral Myofunctional Therapy will increase health and wellness in many patients. I spent three days last fall in California at the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences and was blown away by the science. My wife Anna and I are now becoming …