Sleep & TMJ Therapy
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 makes you different from other dentists?
A: My knowledge in the combined fields of TMJ, sleep apnea and orthodontics distinguishes me from other dentists and gives me a distinct perspective. I understand the effects cranial distortions and sleep-related issues can have on the body. This, coupled with my background in dentistry, allows me to offer patients struggling with TMJ and sleep disorders a better avenue to reducing their symptoms.
Q: What is unique about your practice?
A: Unlike other practices, we focus solely on treating craniofacial disorders and sleep-related issues. Limiting my practice to these areas of care has enabled me to concentrate on what I do best, providing alternatives to pain medication or surgery. Our goal for each patient is to help them get their lives back and return to their normal activities.
Q: What’s an example of a time when you helped a patient that you’re particularly proud of?
A: Chronic pain can drastically affect one’s personality and cause a severe loss in quality of life. Each day we see patients who have long been in pain and are exasperated after seeing multiple doctors without finding solutions. In particular, I remember one of my patients came to me with poor sleep, extreme curvature of the neck and was unable to stand up straight. Within a few months of treatment, the symptoms began to dissipate, and my patient started to feel like themself again. I reflect on such moments with great pride in the transformative impact our work can have on our patients’ lives.