The doctors and supporting staff at Vermont Orofacial Pain Associates are committed to improving the quality of life for patients who suffer with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) and Orofacial Pain (OFP) including headaches, nerve trauma, sleep and orofacial behavioral disorders.
We believe that an evidence-based diagnosis of the root causes of TMD and OFP is central to providing a successful treatment plan to suit the needs of each individual. For this reason, the initial evaluation includes a detailed interview with an experienced, board-certified doctor including a review of each patient’s medical and dental histories, symptoms, and an assessment of relevant behavioral and stress factors. If necessary, the interview is followed with state-of-the art imaging, diagnostic models of the teeth and a physical examination.
We also believe that an important first step to wellness is through engaging each patient’s active participation in their own recovery. Educational and audiovisual support is provided to help patients understand the mechanisms that cause the symptoms peculiar to TMD and OFP. Questions are encouraged.