Orofacial Pain becomes the 12th Dental Specialty


Orofacial Pain (OFP) is the specialty of dentistry that encompasses the diagnosis, management, and treatment of pain disorders of the jaw, mouth, face, head and neck. The specialty of OFP is dedicated to the evidence-based understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, etiology, prevention, and treatment of these disorders and improving access to interdisciplinary patient care. Drs. Pehling and Gupta have both undergone Post-doctoral Residencies in Orofacial Pain and are considered specialists in Orofacial Pain.

About TMJ Orofacial Disorders Center

 

photo of TMJ Orofacial Disorders CenterMeet Dr. Jason Pehling, DDS, MS

Residency- and fellowship-trained in TMJ, orofacial pain disorders, and dental sleep medicine, Jason Pehling, DDS, MS, has a dental practice limited to the treatment of TMD, facial pain and dental sleep medicine at the TMJ Orofacial Disorders Center in Seattle.

 

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photo of TMJ Orofacial Disorders CenterMeet Dr. Gupta

She is a residency-trained specialist in TMJ and Orofacial Pain. She has a dental practice limited to the treatment of TMD, facial pain, and dental sleep medicine at the TMJ Orofacial Disorders Center in Seattle. She specializes in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), orofacial pain, and dental sleep medicine.

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Residency- and fellowship-trained in TMJ, orofacial pain disorders, and dental sleep medicine, Jason Pehling, DDS, MS, has a dental practice limited to the treatment of TMD, facial pain and dental sleep medicine at the TMJ Orofacial Disorders Center in Seattle. He specializes in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), orofacial pain, and dental sleep medicine.

Dr. Pehling is a Northwest native and attended the Bellevue Christian School where he was a two-time state wrestling champion. Dr. Pehling obtained an athletic scholarship and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon. Additionally he received a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the prestigious University of California, San Francisco. Following that, he completed a Master of Science, an NIH sponsored Postdoctoral Pain Fellowship, and a residency in TMJ and orofacial pain from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Pehling is board-certified by the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Pehling is a featured expert in the local and national media. Dr. Pehling was the first dentist in the Northwest trained in the use of the Biomet Ultrathin TMJ Arthroscope and the use of Botox┬« injections for the treatment of bruxism and jaw and facial pain. In his over 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Pehling has placed over 6000 functional oral appliances. 

Dr. Pehling has had numerous publications, research grants and awards, including multiple years as the Best Dentist Seattle Magazine Award, and the Best Dentist Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Award.

Active in his field, Dr. Pehling is a fellow of several prestigious organizations, such as the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Dental Association, the Washington Dental Association, and the Seattle-King County Dental Association.  He is on the board of Directors for theAmerican Board of Craniofacial Pain. 

Away from the dental office, Dr. Pehling enjoys active outdoor activities with his family, such as stand-up paddle boarding, waterskiing, snow skiing, and mountaineering.

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New ICAT CBCT Imaging machine

TMJ Orofacial Disorders Center just installed a new state of the art ICAT Flx Cone Beam CT. This allows 3 D visualization and measurement of your head, jaw, airway, upper neck and teeth.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Pehling has changed my life with his knowledge, treatment, my brace and his referrals. I believe I've found the best TMJ doctor in Washington State and Hawaii..."

    Lana S.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Pehling is great! He understands the way the jaw works! When I started treatment in 2014, I couldn't open my jaw...After a year of treatment I could open it to 30mm"

    Amy D.
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    "I have had nothing but the best treatment from Dr. Pehling and staff. They've helped me so much with my TMJ..."

    Donna H.

Location

TMJ Orofacial Disorders Center
901 Boren Ave., #1776
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-363-8240
Fax: 206-363-8301

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