TMJ & Sleep Apnea therapy

Dr. Cherin

Dr. Jack I. Cherin, D.M.D.

Our TMJ and Sleep Therapy Practice

For more than 40 years Dr. Cherin has provided care and treatment for patients suffering from TMJ problems and craniofacial problems. Additionally, for more than 20 years, he has had a special interest in those patients suffering from snoring, sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing. He carefully follows the guidelines for diagnosis and treatment as outlined in the handbook of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He uses all conservative treatment modalities that are available and outlined in this guidebook as standard procedures. Thorough diagnosis of the problem is made before any treatment is initiated with our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment such as computerized tomography, joint vibration analysis and upper airway computerized measurements and careful physical evaluation. We seek to eliminate the pain conservatively before initiating any finalized treatment, although the full range of phase 2 treatment modalities is available in our office.

Dr. Cherin's special interest for many years has been in the areas of

He regularly attends at least 4 major symposia each year and participates in 50 hours of continuing education each year so he is up-to-date on all of the latest techniques and treatments available.

Special Credentials:

  • He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain which requires extensive written testing and defense of 3 treated cases, in addition to more than 500 hours of continuing education. Prerequisite is attaining Fellowship for the Craniofacial Academy.
  • He is a Diplomate of the Academy of Pain Management, which requires extensive testing.
  • He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain which requires extensive testing and 500 hours of continuing education and defense of at least 4 cases.
  • He is a Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy - an honor society in dentistry.
  • His memberships include:
    • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
    • American Board of Craniofacial Pain
    • American Equilibration Society
    • Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
    • American Dental Association
    • Academy of General Dentistry
    • Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine
    • American Society of Functional Orthodontics
  • He is also a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry; a level which is attained by only about 5% of practicing dentists.

Dr. Cherin has lectured to lay groups, dental study groups and dental meetings. For the past 12 years, he has been a director on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and has been the author of the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and been on the Ethics Committee. For the past 20 years he had been on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and was the author and Committee Chairman of the Code of Ethics Committee until recently. He is Editor of the newsletter and is Associate Editor of the Journal. He was also Coeditor of the Policy and Procedures manual.

Dr. Cherin is a general dentist.


"When you need a dentist, you want one who really does take the time to be gentle and careful. That's exactly the way we built our practice! In this day and age of fast food and quickie marts, we've chosen instead to keep our practice just the opposite: calm, relaxed and incredibly comfortable. Give us a call. You will be pleasantly surprised and very happy."

- Dr. Cherin


Friendly & Gentle Dentistry

Dr. Ferramosca

Timothy L. Ferramosca, DDS

Dr. Timothy L. Ferramosca provides all of the latest next generation dental services in our office in a very caring, friendly and gentle way. Our office is proud of the fact that he is trained in all the latest next generation high-tech dental services.

Modern Dentistry can be surprisingly gentle. The main factor is taking time to be gentle and careful. We're not under any constraints to rush through a certain quota of patients in order to meet a "production" goal. We allow enough time to give you the state of the art care you deserve.

Our appearance affects the way we feel about ourselves and often the way others feel and interact with us. Studies have shown that the face is one of the first things that people notice about us and that the smile rates first on the list of features notices. The mouth is a focal point of our appearance -- it is our means of communication in speech and in our expressions of love, anger, joy and laughter. Everyone wants a beautiful smile. Modern cosmetic dental technology has provided us with the means to improve almost any smile.

Dr. Ferramosca invites you to visit some areas of his special interest at this web site:

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