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MarinTmj is a private, fee-for-service, Neuromuscular Dental Practice owned and operated by Dennis D. Stuart, DDS -- a general dentist who has a special interest, training and instrumentation to diagnose and treat pain and/or dysfunction of the head, neck and jaw musculoskeletal system.
Please feel free to explore our website and see what we do!
MarinTMJ is located north of San Francisco, California in the heart of Marin County.
Our second floor office is situated at the base of Red Hill at The Hub Center and overlooks the picturesque town of San Anselmo and Mt. Tamalpais beyond.
WHAT WE DO... In the simplest of terms, we correct bad bites!
In more accurate and descriptive terms -- we scientifically measure, analyize and correct orthopedic malalignments of the mandible (lower jaw) to the cranium (skull) in order to balance and harmonize the health and function of the CranioMandibular Triad.
The CranioMandibular Triad consists of the teeth, the muscles and the joints. If these three components don't function in proper harmony, a wide and diverse set of signs and symptoms may develop.
These signs and symptoms -- often called TMJ Syndrome -- may include (but are not limited to) the following conditions:
•Headaches, neck aches, jaw and/or orofacial pain
•Jaw joint sounds (clicking, popping or grating)
•Limited jaw mobility or functional incoordination
•Difficulty in chewing, speech or swallowing
•Hypertonicity (tension) of the jaw musculature
•Hypertrophy (enlargement) of the jaw musculature
•Forward head posturing and cervical imbalance
•Abnormal tooth wear due to clenching or grinding
•Tooth pains of unknown origins
•Receding gumlines and/or toothneck erosions
•Ear congestion and/or tinnitis (ringing in the ears)
HOW WE DO IT... Our philosophy of practice, office protocols, and the types of equipment that we use are based on the clinical principals of diagnosis and treatment known as Neuromuscular Dentistry.
Neuromuscular Dentistry is based on science. Webster's dictionary defines the word science as "the study of facts".
More than thirty years ago, Dr. Bernard Jankelson, DMD -- the first pioneer in the development of Neuromuscular Dentistry -- stated that "If it can be measured, it's a fact. If it can't, it's an opinion".
When it comes to the care of our patients, we don't diagnose and provide treatment based solely on opinion. We do, of course, rely on our experience and our clinical judgement in the treatment decisions and recommendations that we provide for our patients. But, from an evaluation standpoint, we want and need accurate objective information to base those decisions on.
That's why we have chosen to use the state-of-the-art technology of Computerized Electronic Diagnostic Instrumentation. Briefly, this equipment consists of four components:
•Computerized Mandibular Scanning (Jaw Tracking)
•Surface Electromyographic Muscle Testing
•Sonographic Jaw Joint Vibration Analysis
•Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation
This instrumentation is manufactured by the Myotronics Corporation of Seattle, WA. Originally founded by Dr. Bernard Jankelson, Myotronics has a thirty year history as the leader in the field for this type of technology.
All of their products have been proven to be safe and effective and are accepted as such by both the American Dental Association and the Food and Drug Administration. To learn more about this instrumention and how it's used, please Click Here.
ALL OF OUR SERVICES ARE NON-INVASIVE AND NON-SURGICAL!
TO LEARN MORE...
If you feel that you -- or someone you know or love -- might be having problems that are caused or exacerbated by their bite (as summarized in the TMJ symptom list above), please explore our website more fully to learn more about us and the incredible technology that we use in striving for optimal patient care.
WE'RE IN THE BUSINESS OF HELPING PEOPLE. But quite frankly, like any service business, if we don't have enough people to help, we'll have no business to be in.
That's the purpose of this website: To provide you, our visitor, with accurate and useful information about who we are and what we try to do to help people have better lives. Our hope is that by doing this, you will be better able to make an informed decision in selecting -- or recommending -- us for the diagnosis and treatment of these types of problems or conditions.
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