Finding the right healthcare professional to treat your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) is vital to relieving pain and improving your everyday life. Dr. Ivan Stein, a TMD treatment expert in West Orange, New Jersey, has over 20 years of experience in diagnosing and treating TMD. Here, he outlines some of the key qualifications to look for in a TMJ specialist.
Choose a Dentist Who Specializes in TMJ
TMD can be treated by dentists who are board-certified by the American Dental Association. Currently, there is no ADA board-certified specialty for treating TMD. There is, however, a distinct difference between dentists who focus on general dentistry and those who dedicate their career and practice to treating TMD. A dentist with years of experience treating TMD is able to provide a more detailed diagnosis of the problem, along with a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique symptoms. Advanced training (e.g., fellowships, research experience) in TMD treatment and membership to professional associations are both signs of a qualified and experienced TMJ specialist.
Choose a TMJ Specialist Who Offers the Latest Treatments
TMJ specialists should be knowledgeable of the latest technology for diagnosis and treatment. Not only is Dr. Stein trained and skilled in the most innovative advances in TMD treatment, he pioneered some of those treatments. The esteemed dentist is the creator of several advanced and sophisticated oral appliances developed for West Orange TMJ treatment.
Choose a TMJ Specialist with a Stellar Reputation
A dentist who specializes in TMJ should be respected by both patients and other medical professionals. Dr. Stein has been recognized as one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America and a Top Dentist in New Jersey by an independent panel of thousands of New Jersey-based dentists. Among his patients, Dr. Stein is known for his attentive and compassionate approach. See what patients have to say about Dr. Stein by visiting his testimonials page.
To schedule an appointment with the trusted doctor, email or call Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey at (855) TMJ-DOCS or (855) 865-3627.