K7 Evaluation Sysytem
For over a decade I have served as a health practitioner in the field of GNM (Gneuromuscular) dentistry. As a recognized GNM dentist both national and international I have been able to provide my patients a lasting transformation from their lifelong battle with TMJD (Temporo-Mandibular-Joint-Disorder) by taking a comprehensive approach in combining restorative, TMJ and orthopedic/orthodontics.
“This has been an important part of my professional career to remain a general practitioner so I can provide my patients with comprehensive treatment and not to be bound by the boundaries of one specialty. ”
Objective Measuring Technology-"If it is measured it is a fact!"
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) is defined as a group of clinical problems that involve the masticatory muscles, the tempormandibular joint (TMJ), and the associated structures such as the dentition and neuromuscular system complex. Problems such as:
- facial pain
- unexplained tooth pain,
- clicking and popping of the joints
- neck and shoulder pain
- lower back pain
- ringing in the ears
- pressure behind the eyes
When rendering dental restorative treatment, orthodontics and TMJ treatment one must take into consideration the current biting surface condition, the status of the muscles of the face, neck and shoulders and jaw joint position.
Gneuromuscular dentistry is a combined understanding and application of skill sets required to effectively treat the more complex cases. "It’s Dentistry that focuses on body alignment, optimal mandibular function and accurate occlusion that results in optimal form."
It encompasses the philosophy of gnatholgy (study of the jaw) and Neuromuscular dentistry. It is about occlusion and it’s relationship to the trigeminal system as it relates to the postural system.
Kineseology is defined as the sum of what is known regarding human motion. Mandibular kineseology is the analysis and study of mandibular jaw tracking movements to describe and record motion events. Mandibular kinesiology (jaw tracking) is an indispensible means to analyze muscular, ligamentous,bony and occlusal compnents of masticatory function.
Kent, WA 98032 (800) 426-0316
Boston University, School of Graduate Dentistry
1992 Doctor of Dental Medicine
My cosmetic training started in 1998 at LVI (The Las Vegas Institute) and completed in 2004 and included extensive hands on and live patient training in cosmetics and Full Mouth Rehabilitation.
In 1999 I met my mentor and teacher Dr. Clayton Chan who introduced and thought me the philosophy of GNM dentistry and the treatment of TMJD.
In 2006 I completed a one year training in Orthopedics/Orthodontics.
My never ending educational journey continues at Occlusion Connections. I am also privelaged to serve as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors at Occlusion Connections.
Publications and Lectures
Over the years I have written numerous articles for newspapers on NM dentistry and was interviewed by ABC Channel 5.
I had the privilege to lecture to different dental organizations on NM dentistry and orthodontics.
Currently I write articles for my blog: