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Arizona TMJ and Sleep Center

Overview

TMJ/TMD occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw.

Staff

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Danielle - Office Coordinator
Brittany - Dental Assistant
Suzy - Hygienist
Sharla - Dental Assistant
Joyce - Office Manager
Christina - Treatment Coordinator


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What is the difference between neuromuscular treatment for TMJ & TMD and typical dental treatment for TMJ & TMD?

Typical dental treatment of TMJ & TMD relies on a combination of a random bite splints, drugs and psychiatric treatment but only treats the symptoms (pain) without treating the root cause of the disorder.

Neuromuscular dentistry uses sophisticated EMG and TENS technology to analyze and properly diagnose the underlying causes of your pain. By correctly diagnosing and treating the misalignment of the bite, the symptoms; jaw pain, headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder pain, can be eliminated. This can usually be accomplished without the need for potentially addicting pain medications which only mask the underlying problem.


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Neuromuscular dentistry uses sophisticated EMG and TENS technology to analyze and properly diagnose the underlying causes of your pain. By correctly diagnosing and treating the misalignment of the bite, the symptoms; jaw pain, headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder pain, can be eliminated. This can usually be accomplished without the need for potentially addicting pain medications which only mask the underlying problem.

Learn more about Arizona TMJ and Sleep Center

Qualifications

Dr. Chase graduated from the University of the Pacific and began private practice in 1984. This was only the beginning of the journey of continuing education and advanced study. He remains on the leading edge of continuing education with over 1,000 hours of post-graduate studies on orofacial pain/TMD, complex dental reconstruction and dental sleep medicine.

This has included training at the prestigious Las Vegas Global Institute for advanced TMJ / TMD treatment, comprehensive aesthetics as well as the rigorous full mouth reconstruction program. He is one of only a handful of participants to have achieved this level of training.

Dr. Chase’s practice philosophy is a comprehensive, yet conservative approach to treatment with an emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach working in close collaboration with the patient’s physician. He believes this practice model helps to provide the best therapeutic outcome for the patient.

Professional Memberships

Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies & Advanced Neuromuscular Curriculum
Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
International Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Arizona Sleep Society
International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics
American Dental Association

Procedures

His practice provides a relaxed, caring atmosphere in a modern setting utilizing the latest in equipment and technology. He is one of the few dentists in Arizona trained in the use of sophisticated computerized instrumentation which aids in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of complex TMD pain disorders and obstructive sleep apnea. This equipment includes:

  • Myotronics K7-Electromyography
  • Computerized Mandibular Scanning
  • TM Joint Sonography