At VIP Dentistry, each one of our patients is important to us, especially when he or she is struggling with a condition that few dentists are qualified to treat. Dr. Han’s experience as a gnathologist, a dentist who studies the masticatory system, makes him ideal for overseeing TMJ treatment.
TMJ is the common name for temporomandibular disorder. This is a painful condition that affects the area around the connection between the lower jaw and the rest of the cranium. Some of the most common symptoms include unexplained headaches or pain in the face and ears, clenching or grinding of the teeth, and clicking noises while chewing. A bad bite may be the root cause of the condition in many people.
I have had about two decades of ongoing TMJ issues that require careful and persistent use of a nighttime appliance during all sleeping hours. The term ‘power grinder’ was once applied in reference to my nighttime bruxism and truly seemed appropriate to describe the sheer magnitude of forces unleashed onto my worn teeth during episodes of nighttime grinding.
Not surprisingly, I’ve cracked several teeth during those unfortunate moments when, exhausted from a long day, I unexpectedly fell asleep without my appliance on. I often chose to keep moderately well-fitting splints unchanged for longer than recommended – because I feared the risk of changing the splint and perhaps undergoing greater discomfort thereafter.
This was my scenario before meeting Dr. Han. He immediately began to change that situation. The first nighttime appliance, he very conservatively touched up for me, immedately exceeded my expectations. The entirely new one he made for me thereafter simply blew me away. Dr. Han called it, a TMJ Bite Stabilizer or TMJ BS.
I have NEVER been this comfortable with this new TMJ BS in my entire past two decades of wearing splints. It bears weight so evenly and appropriately over its whole surface. I can’t explain it but to say – it’s as close to perfect as is humanly possible.
Dr. Han is the only dentist I have EVER found that is capable of making an appliance exactly well-fitted to both my joints and teeth. I could see the proper mixture of talented artistry and obsessive orientation to detail that would be required to fit one of these things perfectly.
Dr. Han knows the equation… and he spends however many hours are required to finish that equation properly. I have actually been shocked by the increasing levels of TMJ comfort. Dr. Han seems to both promise… and actually prove good on over time.
It doesn’t surprise me that he came up with this technique by trial and error – after long study and research in a clinical setting. His history as a TMJ sufferer himself in times past seems to have contributed to his sympathy for those of us who suffer with this condition.
It seems to have additionally provided him with a very personal and passionate drive to perfect his craft in this regard. I wasn’t surprised to find out that he is a leader of his field in regards to TMJ Bite Stabilizer Therapy (VIP-OSA Therapy – or Occlusal Stabilizing Appliance Therapy.)
It is easy to see that he is a natural professor and open-minded thinker. You can see the researcher and educator in him reveling in the challenge that each unique TMD patient presents when they walk through the door. In any case, this review is my small way of showing my heartfelt thanks to him for his innovative methodology, consummate professionalism, and patient dedication to detail.
Thank you again, Dr. Han. You have my lasting gratitude!
Babara Oh (Pasadena)
Dear Dr. Han,
I wanted to send you a short note thanking you for the outstanding work you have done in correcting my teeth alignment. I was referred to you by my regular family dentist because of problems I was having with my bite due to the installation of four new crowns.
After obtaining the crowns, I was experiencing a great deal of discomfort, and my dentist felt that I needed to see a specialist who had the expertise in correcting the problems. The TMJ Bite Stabilizer that you provide me with has made a huge difference, and every month, I am noticing a major improvement in my bite. If the improvement continues, as it has, then I expect my alignment to be 100% corrected in a very short time.
I will definitely refer you to anyone I know that may have similar dental concerns.
Again, thank you so much for all that you have done.
Dennis, Corona, Calif. 92882
Patients in need of a dentist near Diamond Bar who can treat TMJ are invited to set up an appointment with Dr. Han. Call (909) 597-1770 to speak with one of our friendly staff members today.