Jeffrey L. Brown, DDS, MBA
Dr. Brown is a graduate of Georgetown Dental School and an international speaker for TMD. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and holds memberships with many academies. His extensive knowledge in the combined fields of TMJ, sleep and orthodontics gives him a unique perspective.
Q: What do you find most satisfying about your job?
A: The most satisfying aspect of my job is providing an alternative to help patients who have been suffering for years from slipped discs in the jaw joint and cranial distortions. In helping them alleviate the pain and discomfort, it is incredibly gratifying to hear them speak about how much their lives have improved. I also enjoy teaching and sharing my findings with other healthcare professionals as an alternative to medication, surgery or simply no treatment at all.
Q: What made you decide to go beyond general dentistry to become a craniofacial pain specialist?
A: I knew I could do more to help people experiencing severe pain. I trained in osteopathy, physical therapy, dental sleep medicine and various other fields for years to better understand my patients’ pain, and now I can help them feel better and, in turn, live healthier, more functional lives.
Q: How would your clients describe you?
A: Most of my patients find that my diverse training allows me to help with their head and neck pain better than anyone they have seen over the years. They have complimented my approach to explaining the cause of their pain and how we are going to fix it, describing it as highly informative yet easy to understand. Of course, they also appreciate that I do my best to keep costs down and minimize their time in treatment. Mostly, my patients know that I will always try my best to avoid surgery whenever possible