about dr. demerjian
Dr. G. Gary Demerjian started his practice in 1990. Since 2004, he has focused his practice to the treatment of TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Facial Pain, Sleep Apnea, Movement Disorders and Orthodontics.He has taken over 2000 hours of postgraduate education courses, in the area of TMJ, Craniofacial Pain, Sleep Disorders and Orthodontics.
Dr. Demerjian currently treats adolescents and adults with tmj / mpd-mayofascial pain disorders using custom fabricated orthotic appliances, myriad of therapeutic techniques and orthodontics. His sleep-disordered breathing treatments utilize using multiple dental sleep appliances and therapeutic techniques. He also treats patients suffering from neurologic disorders with dental management of the disorder through his TMJ treatments.
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Key to our mission is our ongoing effort in expanding our expertise as providers of advanced dentistry.
Not only have we continued to incorporate the latest technologies into our practice – we’ve continued to master the skills in bringing our patients the benefits of those techniques. Our guiding principle is that our commitment to quality and our philosophy of excellence be evident in all that we do.
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We are proud to say that we have kept abreast and that we continue to offer our patients all the advantages of the latest treatments and technology – treatment of headaches, neck and facial pain, snoring and sleep apnea solutions, dental orthopedics and therapeutic medical modalities.
Make an appointment with us any time. Most patients are referred to us for diagnosis and treatment, but a referral is not required.
Treatment plans are developed based on a specific diagnosis and desired outcomes. Until you have been thoroughly evaluated by our office, we cannot determine your treatment plan or the cost of your treatment because our fees are based on the severity and complexity of each case.
In addition to communicating directly with your employer (if you are covered by an employer-sponsored health plan) and your insurance company, California residents may also wish to express their concerns to the California State Insurance Commissioner. Written complaints should be addressed as follows: State Insurance Commissioner CALIFORNIA.
It is unusual for treatment to be covered fully by medical and/or dental insurance plans, however, we will provide you with all of the documentation you need to file with your insurance company, so that you have the best possible chance of coverage. We also cannot accept direct insurance assignment because benefits information is inconsistent.
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TMJ / TMD
TMJ is short for the TemporoMandibular Joint (jaw joint). TMD stands for TemporoMandibular Dysfunction. TMJ and TMD have been used synonomously to refer to a number of craniofacial problems and pains associated with the temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joints are located on either side of the face and connect the lower jaw to the skull. They are the most unique and complex joints in the entire body.
There are several diseases and disorders that have been linked to problems with TMJ. The following list provides a look into these diseases and shows the connection that TMJ/TMD with specific facets of the disorders.
There are two main types of sleep apnea: “Central Sleep Apnea” appears to be related to a malfunction of the brain’s normal signal to breathe, therefore cannot be treated by dental sleep appliances. It is less common than “Obstructive Sleep Apnea” which may represent cessation of breathing due to mechanical blockage of the airway.
Dr. G. Gary Demerjian, D.D.S.
Dr. Demerjian is an expert in Neuronatomy, Pain Patterns, Trigger Points, the Trigeminal Branch/Nerve and how it correlates to Neurologic Disorders. He has published several articles and research papers including how the trigeminal system is connected to neurologic disorders.
Dr. Demerjian has taken over 2000 hours of postgraduate education courses, in the area of TMJ, Craniofacial Pain, Sleep Disorders and Orthodontics. He is knowledgeable in neuro-anatomy, pain patterns, trigger points, the trigeminal branch/nerve and how it correlates to neurologic disorders. In 2014, he has joined Fontana Kaiser and worked as Project Scientist for the Department of Oral Biology in the UCLA School of Dentistry from from 2014-2018.
Since 2004, he has limited his practice to the treatment of TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Facial Pain, Sleep Apnea, Movement Disorders and Orthodontics. Along with two busy practices, Dr. Demerjian also lectures on topics in Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and its correlates on neurologic disorders.
Dr. Demerjian currently treats adolescents and adults with tmj/mpd-mayofascial pain disorders using custom fabricated orthotic appliances, myriad of therapeutic techniques and orthodontics. His sleep-disordered breathing treatments utilize using multiple dental sleep appliances and therapeutic techniques. He also treats patients suffering from neurologic disorderswith dental management of the disorder through his TMJ treatments. He has published several articles and research papers including how the trigeminal system correlates to neurologic disorders.
The TMJ Book
This book… encompasses the two intertwined facets of translational science – translational research and translational effectiveness – as they relate specifically to TMDs.
This will be an excellent reference book for established practitioners, residents, interns, and students as well as a powerful cutting-edge document for researchers in the field.
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Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our patients say:
Amazingness! In two weeks, Dr. Demerjian relieved over 15 years of pain no other doctor was able to alleviate. I am incredibly grateful for the work Dr. Demerjian is doing and urge anyone with clicking or even the slightest thought of a bite issue to see him first before getting any dental work done. Enough can’t be said about the financial, emotional and physical pain you will experience by neglecting to see someone who focuses his practice exclusively to TMJ related issues. Hope this was useful and look forward to hearing about your experience.
S. E. Beckmann, May 2014
Dr. Demerjian, thank you for being such a wonderful and knowledgeable doctor / dentist / orthodontist all in one! You have truly helped Brooke’s jaw pain. And now you are straightening her teeth as well as re-aligning her jaw. You are amazing! I don’t know what we would have done if we hadn’t found you. Thank you for your kind care.
E. W., Tehachapi, CA
I started noticing some considerable improvements after about one month of wearing the mouth guards. I used to get one or two migraines a week and after about a month of wearing the mouth guards, my migraines reduced to about one or two a month. I have been wearing the mouth guards for about five months now, and I get maybe one migraine a month. I know that I will never get rid of my migraine headaches totally, but I can definitely deal with one headache a month.
B. M., San Fernando, CA
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Learn more about TMJ: Here are some of the current articles, news information, research, and videos regarding TMJ and how it relates to different disorders and related aspects of dental orthopedics.