Local dentist completes advanced studies

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Dr. Stephen Durham, DMD, has completed training in the care of patients who suffer TMJ. This specialized training means Dr. Durham can provide treatment that solves problems in the way the jaws fit and the muscles around them work together.

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is sometimes called “the great imposter” because its symptoms are so common and so varied. Migraines, neck and should pain, clicking and popping in the jaw, even dizziness and ringing in the ears, are often traced to TMJ.

Dr. Stephen Durham
Dr. Stephen Durham

Estimates say that nearly 92% of recurring headaches are caused by it.

Dr. Durham completed the course, Advanced Micro-Occlustion II Level 7 under Dr. Clayton Chan of Occlusion Connections. While at O.C., Dr. Durham underwent training to further enhance his skills in treating all of his patients, especially those in need of complex treatment of TMJ therapy. By completing this course/ curriculum, Dr. Durham is currently one of 29 dentists in the world who has attained this level of training.

Dr. Stephen Durham’s desire to provide the best possible care in his practice is evidenced by his commitment to continuing education in advanced dental studies. A recipient of the 2012 Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Durham received his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and earned his dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine.

For more information call Dr. Stephen Durham at 843.379.5400.