Faculty

Vincent DiFabio DDS, MS: Associate Professor in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore. Part time private practice in Frederick, Maryland and Washington, DC

Dr. DiFabio graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry and then attended the University of Rochester, School of Medicine & Dentistry, obtaining a certificate of residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a master’s of science degree in dental research and pathology. Dr. DiFabio practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Frederick, Maryland and Washington, DC.  He has taught at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry for more than 25 years. Dr. DiFabio is particularly interested in the surgical treatment of TMJ pathology. He was inducted into the American Society of TMJ Surgeons (ASTMJS) in 1994 and was elected president of the ASTMJS, serving from 2011-2013. Dr. DiFabio has lectured nationally and internationally on the topic of TMJ pathology and surgery.

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Scott Levin DDS: Associate Adjunct Professor in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Dr. Levin is an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in all phases of dental and health care, with special emphasis in diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders. He received his DDS degree from Marquette School of Dentistry in 1977 and completed an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois in 1981.  After completion of his residency, Dr. Levin established a private practice in Glendale, Wisconsin and was appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he served as a clinical faculty within the Oral and Maxillofacial residency program until 2002.   He then became the Clinic Director and CEO of large multi specialty group dental practices in Wisconsin and Arizona.  Dr. Levin served as President of the American Society of TMJ Surgeons 2005-2007.  In 2013 to present he has served as Associate Adjunct Professor in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona

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Jeff Moses DDS, FAACS: Professor in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Loma Linda University. Associate Adjunct Professor in OMFS, University of California Los Angeles, California. President and Founder, Pacific Clinical Research Foundation (a.k.a. Smiles International foundation), Carlsbad, California

Dr. Moses was born in Tokyo, Japan and was naturalized as a United States citizen. He completed his undergraduate degree with Cum Laude Honors in biomedical engineering at the University of California at San Diego, Revelle campus. Dr. Moses then earned his dental degree with Cum Laude Honors from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. He served the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of Lt. Commander, before entering the inactive reserves. Dr. Moses completed a graduate fellowship in anesthesiology and a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas located at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. He has earned Fellowship status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons as well as in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.

Dr. Moses has published many peer-reviewed research articles on TMJ arthroscopy and surgical managements for pathologic processes. He has also contributed numerous chapters on this subject for several major textbooks. In addition, Dr. Moses is currently the president and founder of the Pacific Clinical Research Foundation (a.k.a. Smiles International Foundation) and the co-founder of the Rotary Thousand Smiles Foundation.

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Gary Warburton DDS, MD, FDSRCS (Eng), FACS: Associate Professor, Residency Program Director & Division Chief in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore. Chairman of the TMJ section of SORG North America.

Dr. Warburton trained in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in the United Kingdom, and completed his training at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He earned his dental surgery and medical degrees from Manchester University in the United Kingdom, where he obtained numerous academic honors and awards, including the Alpha Omega Prize for Clinical Excellence. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Warburton is board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons (AACMFS).  He completed a Clinical Research Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and he is a member of the American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons (ASTMJS) and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS).  He lectures nationally and internationally on the surgical management of TMJ disorders.  Dr. Warburton is the Residency Program Director and Division Chief in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Maryland, and he is Chief of facial trauma surgery at Sinai hospital. He is also Chairman of the TMJ section of SORG North America.  He is a clinical consultant for TMJ Concepts along with Dr. Lou Mercuri.

GUEST FACULTY

Joe McCain

Joseph McCain DMD, PA: Director of TMJ Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. McCain has been in practice for over 30 years.  After receiving his degree, and dental education from the University of Pittsburgh, he trained in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Miami.  Dr. McCain is the Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Baptist hospital.  He is also the director of the Head and Neck Cancer Clinical Interest Group.  Dr. McCain has pioneered Arthroscopic surgery.  He published the first article on arthroscopy and sialoendoscopy in the United States, holds academic positions at the FIU college of Medicine, and is a professor of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Nova Southeastern University.  He is also a board examiner for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Lou Mercuri

Louis Mercuri DDS, MS: Visiting Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. Clinical Consultant, TMJ Concepts, Ventura, California

Dr. Mercuri is a Cum Laude graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Washington, DC. He received his Certification and Master of Science degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Illinois Chicago.

Dr. Mercuri was a full-time member of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery faculties at the University of Illinois Chicago College Of Dentistry and the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, Richmond, Virginia.  He has been Chairman of the Department/Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Chicago Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry and Loyola University Chicago Medical Center. He is presently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago Illinois and the Clinical Consultant for TMJ Concepts, Ventura California.  Dr. Mercuri is a Life Member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Retired Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a member and has held office in numerous other professional associations.

Over his career, Dr. Mercuri has obtained research funding, published extensively and invited to lecture locally, nationally and internationally on subjects related to the diagnosis, non-surgical and surgical management of temporomandibular joint disorders. He is the recipient of the 2009 Oral and Maxillofacial Foundation Research Recognition Award, the 2010 William J. Gies Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship in Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for his body of work in alloplastic TMJ replacement.

Jeremy Abbott DDS:  Dean's Faculty and Clinical Instructor, University of Maryland School of Dentistry.  Private Practice, Bethesda, MD

Dr. Abbott graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, and then practiced general dentistry for several years before returning to complete a  residency in Orofacial Pain & Dysfunction at University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry.  Dr. Abbott is board certified by the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He is in private practice in Bethesda, Maryland, and he is also a clinical instructor and Dean's Faculty at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His clinical practice is focused on the management of TMD and orofacial pain. His research interests are in headache and temporomandibular disorders.

David Shulman RPT:  Physical Therapist, Baltimore, MD

David Shulman grew up in upstate New York.  David learned the importance of providing superior patient care from his father, a highly respected dentist. David has over 30 years of bringing relief to patients suffering from a wide range of physical disabilities, injuries and diseases including managing TMJ disorders.  He also teaches other physical therapists to broaden their skills and treat more effectively.