Orofacial Pain Specialist


Your Los Angles Orofacial Pain & TMJ Specialist

Given that many people in the United States struggle with orofacial pain, it is now officially recognized as a pain specialty.

Museum Dental Center in Beverly Hills / Los Angeles, CA is a recognized specialist in the area of Orofacial pain. Dr. Mohammad Khalifeh is dedicated to providing the best dental services for dental patients suffering with on-going pain that impacts their ability to chew, smile, enjoy an accurate bite and be pain free.

Orofacial Pain was recognized as the 12th American Dental Association (ADA) dental specialty by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Board. As of 1/14/2021, 362 active Orofacial pain board certified members across the globe came to agreement on this; 248 of them practice in the United States.

What is Orofacial Pain?

Orofacial Pain (OFP) is a medical specialty that requires dentistry training. This new specialty deals with local and systemic disorders that cause pain and/or dysfunction in the mouth, face, head, and neck regions. It covers the diagnosis, management, and treatment of painful disorders of the jaw, mouth, face and the associated areas of the body that they impact.

According to the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP): “The specialty of OFP is dedicated to the evidenced-based understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, etiology, prevention, and treatment of these disorders and improving access to interdisciplinary patient care. These disorders as they relate to Orofacial pain include but are not limited to: temporomandibular muscle and joint (TMJ) disorders, jaw movement disorders, neuropathic and neurovascular pain disorders, headache, and sleep disorders.”

Orofacial pain is a broad term used to describe symptoms of pain and/or dysfunction in the head and neck region.

Pain and Dysfunction in the Orofacial Region

Dr. Khalifeh is not only an active diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain but also runs the Orofacial Pain Board preparation course at the USC Orofacial Pain specialty program. He helped more than 20 specialist dentists earn their diplomate status in Orofacial Pain.

He is involved in several research projects on the subject of Orofacial Pain. He is a an (shouldn’t have both “a” and “an”) expert on using Botox for managing musculoskeletal pain in the head and neck region. In 2016, he published a systematic review and meta-analysis on the subject of Botox for management of myofascial pain in the head, neck and shoulder regions, the first and largest study on this subject.

Download our easy to read PDF on Orofacial Pain and TMJ Disorders.

We are specialized in caring for Headaches, Orofacial Pain, TMJ Disorders, Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

As a specialist in Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Mohammad Khalifeh is helping patients in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, Park La Brea and Larchmont Village who are suffering from headaches and Orofacial pain including myalgia,  myofascial pain, migraine and other types of headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, neuropathic pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and TMJ arthritis, toothaches of non-dental origin, obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, and neck pain.

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If you or anyone you know is suffering from TMJ pain or dysfunction in the Orofacial region, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Khalifeh, he is an Orofacial Pain specialist certified by the American Board of Orofacial Pain.

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