added on: July 12, 2021

If you’re a regular reader of my write-ups, you’ve likely become familiar with my unique understanding of the issues surrounding TMJ disorders. As a neuromuscular dentist, I am able to intricately assess the individual structures of patients who display common symptoms associated with TMJ dysfunction. To refresh you on temporomandibular… Read More…



added on: May 12, 2021

As the 19th year the dental office of Dr. Ban Barbat has awarded the Ban R. Barbat, DDS-PC Scholarship, three 2021 recipients have been chosen. These scholarships are awarded annually to a local high school graduate pursuing a career in the medical or dental field. Dr. Barbat is pleased to… Read More…


added on: March 26, 2021

Which came first: the chicken or the egg? This question reminds me of bruxism (bruk-siz-um), a condition that causes grinding and clenching of teeth. Although most people who brux do so during sleep (sleep bruxism), a growing number of American adults are experiencing the problem during waking hours. People who… Read More…


added on: December 9, 2020

For people who are familiar with the term “TMJ,” most think of it as a problematic condition of the temporomandibular joints. These joints, located on each side of your head just in front of the ears, get quite the workout all day, every day. They are what connect your lower… Read More…



added on: August 20, 2020

When an individual has a knee problem, an orthopedic specialist is seen. When a foot problem arises, a podiatrist is typically seen. However, when frequent headaches and migraines occur, there seem to be a variety of specialists to consider… a neurologist, an ophthalmologist, or a neuromuscular dentist. Although the specialized… Read More…



added on: April 14, 2020

For many individuals who wish to replace one or more missing teeth, dental implants have become the leading preference in restoring biting and chewing strength and stability. Dental implants also help to prevent bone shrinkage that occurs when natural tooth roots are no longer present in the jaw bone. Our… Read More…


added on: April 1, 2020

No doubt, we’re in the midst of a stressful time. Combine the stress factors of being limited on social interactions, adjusting to working at home (many while juggling kids!), and worries over meeting financial needs, and there you have it — STRESS. Feeling stress in our lives right now is… Read More…


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