Dr. Nojan Bakthiari graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 2011, followed by a 1-year General Practice Dentistry Program at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He then completed a 2-year CODA-accredited Orofacial Pain program at New York University College of Dentistry. He started a private practice part time while teaching part time at Yale New Haven Hospital, Oral Surgery Department.
Later on, he led the Orofacial Pain didactic and clinical curriculum at the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine. Currently, he has an academic appointment at Columbia University but spends the majority of his time in his own private practice. His practice is one of the few ones which from it’s inception was limited to evidence-based care of temporomandibular disorders, orofacial pain and associated headaches. He also serves on the Board of Directors at the New York University Dentistry Alumni Association and the Executive Council of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.
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Orofacial Pain (OFP) is the specialty of dentistry that encompasses the diagnosis, management and treatment of pain disorders of the jaw, mouth, face and associated regions. 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.
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