Practice Limited to TMJ, Orofacial Pain And Dental Sleep Medicine
Orofacial pain is a common, yet widely underserved condition. Our practice is the only clinic in Nevada with a board certified, residency trained-orofacial pain provider.
Treating Chronic Pain
If you’re suffering from head, neck, jaw, unexplained ear or tooth pain, the professionals at Northern Nevada Center for Orofacial Pain are here for you. We offer many non-surgical approaches to treating temporomandibular joint disorders, facial pain, headache and sleep apnea.
Top-Quality Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine Services in Northern Nevada
Temporomandibular joint disorder (also known as TMJD, TMD or TMJ) is a condition that affects the jaw joint that lies close to the ear and in close proximity to the skull. Similar to other joints in the body, the TMJ can cause pain and limited movement.Learn More
Orofacial neuropathic pain disorders lie in a gray area between medicine and dentistry. Nerve inflammation, facial trauma, medical disorders, poor sleep, and mental health disorders can cause or aggravate neuropathic pain disorders.Learn More
While headaches may be a common ailment, chronic or debilitating headaches should be evaluated and treated. Orofacial pain dentists are clinically trained in classifying and treating primary headache disorders using evidence based methods.Learn More
Sleep apnea is a chronic condition. If left untreated can have severe implications on a patient’s long-term health and quality of life. While the CPAP is the gold standard of apnea care, there are many other treatments available.Learn More
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It is not uncommon for an orofacial pain patient to have seen multiple medical and dental providers. The majority of sleep apnea patients are not aware that there are other alternatives to CPAP therapy. If you suffer from orofacial pain or sleep apnea, call us today to schedule a consultation.
Why Choose Northern Nevada Center for Orofacial Pain
We are committed to giving our patients high quality, multidisciplinary care and understand the frustration of chronic pain conditions. Dr. Kim is one out of the 300 board certified orofacial pain practitioners in the United States and has spent years in training and research. Our professional team goes above and beyond to ensure our patients feel safe and informed every step of the way.
Advanced Comprehensive Care
With years of highly specialized training, and a state-of-the-art clinic, Northern Nevada Center for Orofacial Pain is equipped to treat orofacial pain in the head, neck, and jaw, as well neuropathic and sleep disorders.
The Only OFP Post-doctoral Graduate in Northern Nevada
Dr. Kim is the only provider in Nevada who graduated from a orofacial pain residency program that is accredited by the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
Our knowledgeable team of professionals is standing by to help you feel supported and informed. Our staff also includes personnel experienced in both medical and dental fields including medical billing.
Personalized Approach to Each Patient
The perception of pain is influenced by many factors such as a person’s biology, psychological status and environment. We keep this in mind when treating and addressing pain by evaluating the “whole person” rather than the disorder.
Meet Dr. Shanna Kim
Doctorate of Dental Surgery
Dr. Kim is an experienced, UCLA residency-trained dentist who follows evidence-based protocols and collaborates with other dentists, physicians and healthcare providers to provide optimal patient care. In addition to completing a 2 year accredited residency at UCLA, she received training at Cedars-Sinai Pain Clinic, the Mayo Headache Clinic, Dawson Academy, and Spears Academy.
She was listed as one of the “Top Dentists in Orofacial Pain” in Phoenix Magazine, and served as a lecturer and clinical instructor for the UCLA Orofacial Pain Residency Program.
She currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Orofacial Pain at University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and treats orofacial pain and sleep apnea at Northern Nevada Center for Orofacial Pain.
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