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TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego
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7879 El Cajon BlvdLa Mesa, CA, 91942
United StatesPhone: 619-466-2774
Steven Olmos, DDS
Founder, TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centres International
Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Diplomate, Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Disciplines
Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain
Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
FAAOP, FAACP, FICCMO, FADI, FIAO
Dr. Steven Olmos has been in private practice for over 30 years with the last 20 years devoted to research and treatment of Craniofacial Pain, TMD, and Sleep Disordered Breathing. He obtained his DDS from USC (University of Southern California) School of Dentistry and has continued his education with over 4,000 hours dedicated to research and treatment in the field of mandibular orthopedic dysfunction and sleep disordered breathing. Dr. Olmos is board certified in both craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine. He is the founder of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centres International with 12 licensed Centre’s worldwide dedicated exclusively to the treatment of these disorders. Dr. Olmos is an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry and has been honored for his contributions to dentistry with Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International and the 2008 AACP Haden-Stack Award for his contributions to education in the field of TMD and Craniofacial Pain.
These protocols are an assimilation of his knowledge base which is reflected by his certifications in all philosophies of treatment both medical and dental.
Douglas Smith, DDS, FAACP
Dr. Douglas Smith hails from the East coast. He received a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1973 from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He served as a practicing chemist and won special chemistry awards prior to attending New York University Dental School from 1978 to 1982. Dr. Smith completed his General Dentistry Residency at University Hospital in New Jersey and established a private practice in Manalapan, New Jersey in 1983. In 2005, he moved cross country to join the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in La Mesa, CA. Dr. Smith has more than 2,000 hours of continuing education with a concentration in TMD, Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Disorders. Dr. Smith was awarded Fellowship status in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain in 2005.
Chase Bennett, DDS
Dr. Chase Bennett is a second-generation dentist growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he attended Oklahoma State University. He graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and then made the 90-mile trek south to attend the University Of Oklahoma College Of Dentistry. Dr. Bennett graduated from the College of Dentistry with very special distinction, and also completed an externship at the renowned Tufts University Dental School-Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Center under the direction of Dr. Noshir Mehta in Boston, MA.
At a very young age Dr. Bennett was exposed to the expanding field of Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Disordered Breathing, as his father’s practice was limited to the treatment of these disorders. Dr. Bennett spent 9 years working under his father’s direction while he pursued advanced education in the fields of TMD, Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Disordered Breathing through Dr. Steven Olmos’ residency programs.
Dr. Bennett and Dr. Olmos successfully collaborated on research projects and patient care and it was not long before Dr. Olmos recognized Dr. Bennett’s passion for patients with these conditions. In the spring of 2012, Dr. Olmos encouraged Dr. Bennett to relocate and join him and the growing team at TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego.
Dr. Bennett says it was easy for him to make the decision to move and he quickly fell in love with San Diego. In his free time, he likes to scuba dive, play soccer, golf, ski, travel, read, and watch about any and all sports. All activities that allow him to be out in the beautiful San Diego weather are all right by him.
Dr. Bennett is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society,
San Diego County Dental Society, California Dental Association, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday by appointment.
For your convenience, you can request an appointment via phone or our web site. If, for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, or will be delayed, please call us as soon as possible.
Insurance and Billing:
We offer a variety of financial options for our services. Our goal is to assist you in obtaining the treatment you need whether or not you have insurance. Insurance benefits relating to sleep apnea and disorders of the TM joints are usually a covered benefit under medical insurance. The available benefits are based on the type of policy you or your employer has chosen. If you would like specific information regarding your insurance plan benefits for TMD or Sleep Disorders/Apnea, please contact us.