Lake Forest / Highland Park Treatment of TMJ Disorders

Treatment of TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Migraines and Sleep Disorder are focus in new practice serving Lake Forest and Highland Park TMJ patients.

Highland Park Office:

Diagnosis and Treatment of TMJ disorders requires a wide variety of skills that most general dentists don’t acquire. The treatment of TMJ disorders is far more advanced than just the mechanical approach of mouth guard and bite adjustments. In fact, many patients get worse because invasive treatment is done at the beginning of treatment.

Drastic Improvements in the Quality of a Patient’s Life require the ability to utilize a wide range of treatment modalities and diagnostic modalities.

His new office is dedicated to treatment of TMJ disorders, Chronic headaches / migraines and sleep disorders including snoring and sleep apnea.  He brings 35 years of excellence in the treatment of TMJ and Sleep Disorders to Chicago and the North Shore.

Dr Shapira has been a leader in the field TMJ treatment and research for many years and is the current Chair of the Alliance of TMD Organizations. He served for many as a an Assistant Professor at Rush Medical School and is a Diplomate of the Academy of Pain Management.

Patient Testimonials Videos on TMJ, Migraines, Trigeminal Neuralgia Sleep Apnea and Snoring

He has practised Physiological Neuromuscular Dentistry and trained with Barney Jankelson the Father of Neuromuscular Dentistry. Dr Shapira has served as a Fellow and Regent of ICCMO: The International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics and is their representative to the TMD Alliance.

He has lectured extensively on Sleep and TMJ disorders and is scheduled to lecture in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2017 on Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks. He previously lectured on the “Common Development Aspects of TMJ Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Headaches, Migraines and ADD (ADHD) in Buenos Aires.

Dr Shapira’s paper on Neuromuscular Dentistry was written for the American Equilibration Society and has been republished by ICCMO and was presented at an SOT research meeting.

The Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction components of TMJ disorders are vital to understanding how to achieve the best results. Dr Shapira trained with Dr Janet Travell and has taught courses in treating MPD and TMJ.

Dr Shapira has been published in Cranio Journal, The Journal of CranioMandibular Practice and has a chapter in a textbook of Anti-Aging Medicine dealing with anti-aging aspects of dental treatment. He currently does editorial reviews of new articles submited to Cranio prior to acceptance for publication.

Learn more about Neuromuscular Dentistry and prevention and Treatment of Headaches and Migraines.

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