Personal Note from Dr. Stafford
I suffered from most of the TMJ/TMD symptoms and severe migraine headaches as a patient myself. I know what it is like to have constant headaches and facial pain. I was told by a TMJ professor and numerous neurologists and physicians that my symptoms were caused by stress, and there was nothing they could do to help me. I taught myself how to function with the debilitating headaches, and went through my entire dental school education silently suffering from chronic migraine pain.
In finding relief, and completely resolving my own pain with treatment from one of my mentors Dr. Jay Gerber, I have established a TMJ/TMD practice to help others like myself. It is immensely gratifying for me to work with my patients and see improvement and resolution of their pain. I would be honored to have the opportunity to work with you to help you get out of pain and get back to the lifestyle you want to be living!
More about Dr. Stafford
- American Dental Association
- Wisconsin Dental Association
- Jefferson County Dental Society, past president
- Minnesota Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow
- International Association of Orthodontics
- International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics
- International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, Fellow
- Academy of Laser Dentistry
Continuing Education and Accomplishments
2009: Center for Occlusal Studies – Comprehensive Orthodontics Certificate (Dr. Jay Gerber, Dr. Richard Beistle)
2011: Center for Occlusal Studies – Advanced Level Orthodontics Certificate (Dr. Jay Gerber, Dr. Richard Beistle)
2012: Center for Occlusal Studies – Masters Gold Level Orthodontics Certificate (Dr. Jay Gerber, Dr. Richard Beistle)
2012: LVI- Computer-Aided Occlusal Evaluation System (Bill Wade)
2012: Center for Occlusal Studies – K7 Implementation and Clinical Usage (Dr. Jay Gerber)
2013: Center for Occlusal Studies – TMD/Occlusion and Orofacial Pain Certificate (Dr. Jay Gerber)
2012 and 2014: Center for Occlusal Studies – Scan Interpretation (Dr. Jay Gerber)
2014: Center for Occlusal Studies – Craniocervical & Craniomandibular Pathophysiology Approach to Treatment (Dr. Mariano Rocabado)
2014: Tempromandibular Disorders – Gaining True Understanding about Diagnosis and Treatment (Dr. Terrance Spahl)
2009-2014: Studied and observed mentor Dr. Jay Gerber in clinical practice, Parkersburg, WV
2014-present: Studied and observed mentor Dr. Terrance Spahl in clinical practice, St. Paul, MN
2014: Center for Occlusal Studies Silver Level Recognition – recognizes completion of 250 hours of orthodontic and TMD CE Courses at the Center for Occlusal Studies.
2016: Academy of General Dentistry – Fellowship Degree. Recognizes completion of 500 hours of CE in AGD approved courses, examination, and membership in AGD
2016: International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics – Fellowship Degree. Recognizes completion of 300 hours CE in the area of TMD, orofacial pain, and occlusion, examination, and submission of 3 case studies.
2016-present: VIVOS/Biomodeling Solutions – Recognized as a certified provider for the DNA/mRNA/VIVOS Devices used to treat adult and childhood sleep disordered breathing (Dr. David Singh and Dr. Tammarie Heit)
2017: Academy of Laser Dentistry – Obtained Standard Provider Level Recognition for the use of laser instrumentation in dentistry (Dr. Robert Convissar)