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 a Patient’s Life require the ability to utilize a wide range of treatment modalities and diagnostic modalities.
His new office is dedicated to treatment of TMJ disorders, Chronic headaches / migraines and sleep disorders including snoring and sleep apnea.
Dr Shapira has been a leader in the field TMJ treatment for many years and is the current Chair, of the Alliance of TMD Organizations. He served as a an Assistant Professor at Rush Medical School and is a Diplomate of the Academy of Pain Management.
Patient Testimonials Videos on TMJ, Migraines, Trigeminal Neuralgia Sleep Apnea and Snoring https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk9Bfz6pklC7_UluWFHzLrg
He has practised Physiological Physiologic Dentistry and trained with Barney Jankelson the Father of Physiologic Dentistry.
The Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction components of TMJ disorders are vital to understanding how to achieve the best results. Dr Shapira trained with Dr Janet Travell and has taught courses in treating MPD and TMJ.
Dr Shapira has been published in Cranio Journal, The Journal of CranioMandibular Practice and has a chapter in a textbook of Anti-Aging Medicine dealing with anti-aging aspects of dental treatment. He currently does editorial reviews of new articles priot to acceptance for publication.