About the Clinic
The TMD & Orofacial Pain Clinic at The University of Michigan is dedicated to the management of various pain disorders of the jaw, mouth, face, head and neck. Board-certified orofacial pain specialists help manage a spectrum of needs including temporomandibular disorders, neuropathic pain disorders, neurovascular disorders, and sleep-disordered breathing disorders.
In 2020, the American Dental Association recognized Orofacial Pain as one of the 12 dental specialties. The specialty of Orofacial Pain is dedicated to the evidence-based understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, etiology, prevention, and treatment of pain disorders of the jaw, mouth, face, head, and neck, and improving access to interdisciplinary patient care (AAOP). In 2023, the University of Michigan TMD & Orofacial Pain Residency was nationally accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The clinic is committed to furthering education and research within this specialty.
Academic program: TMD & Orofacial Pain Residency
The TMD & Orofacial Pain Clinic provides comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning to address temporomandibular disorders, associated headache and neck pain, and other facial pain disorders. We also work closely with other specialists when appropriate, as well as with referring dentists and physicians for a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management.
Common treatment modalities:
- Occlusal appliance therapy (mouth guards)
- Injection therapy
- Physical therapy
- Dental sleep appliances to treat obstructive sleep apnea
We may coordinate with other providers as part of a multidisciplinary treatment plan
What To Bring To Your First Appointment
Intake forms sent to you in the mail
Any previous imaging studies
Consent Form - (read only) Electronic signature required at registration
Temporary Consent Form for Adults with a Guardian and Minors - Are you bringing someone who has a guardian that is not available for the appointment? Ask the guardian to complete this information so you can bring it to the patient's appointment.
Parking slip for validation
What to expect
The first visit will be for an examination and to discuss the treatment plan. Treatment will generally start on the second appointment.
New patient information: 734-998-6320
Established patient contact: 734-936-3940
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
1011 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm