Members of our faculty have advanced training in the diagnosis and management of orofacial pain. We strive to provide services that are (1) based on current research, and (2) as conservative as possible.
Services address a variety of painful conditions. Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) involve pain of the jaw joints and associated muscles, dislocations, and/or limitation in opening. Other conditions present with sharp, shooting, radiating, burning, throbbing, aching, tingling, or simply odd sensations, particularly in or around the mouth. We diagnose and manage such conditions when your dentist has decided there is no clear dental cause for your pain. We maintain good communication with your dentist, and work with other specialists when needed.
Services are provided by our faculty, and fees are comparable to other professional centers. Occasionally dental students, residents, or licensed health care providers are in attendance. X-rays, if needed, are charged separately. Payments are due at the time of each visit. Services usually fall under medical codes. Major credit cards are accepted.
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Patients requiring treatment for orofacial disorders may self-refer or be referred from private practice and hospital-based dental and medical professionals. All patients are seen by appointment only. Please contact us at 415.929.6611 to schedule an appointment. Our friendly staff provides patients with information to make their visit a satisfying experience.
Patients will receive a comprehensive evaluation by a dentist (D.D.S.) with a masters degree (M.S.D.) and board-certification in orofacial pain, from the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Please allow approximately one hour for this visit. Based on the findings from the initial visit, the doctor will order appropriate tests/studies and make any necessary referrals. Prior to initiating treatment, information from the initial examination, referrals and testing will be reviewed with the patient.