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in the Handbook of Research on Clinical Applications of Computerized Occlusal Analysis in Dental Medicine titled “Complex Medical Diagnoses with an Underlying Dental Etiology.” Through his work, Dr Sutter continues to change the lives of his patients for the better, providing innovative and non-intrusive solutions to those suffering from symptoms of TMD. Contact Details Contact: Dr Ben Sutter Company: Ben A Sutter DMD PC Web Address: Most Innovative Dental Practice 2023 - Oregon Dr Ben A. Sutter has been studying and treating at TMJ in Oregon since graduating from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2005. Since completing a General Practice Residency at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey, the following year, he has practiced general dentistry as a solo, private practice owner in Eugene, Oregon. Dr Sutter’s innovative work in the field of Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) therapy has helped to significantly improve the wellbeing of his patients. Dr Sutter’s passion for dentistry and helping patients alleviate pain has resulted in him seeking out advanced education and training in treating neuromuscular issues and occlusion. These studies have taken him to such celebrated institutions as the Las Vegas Institute, Piper Education and Research Center, Perfect Bite Doctor, TruDenta, as well as Equilibration seminars. Dr Sutter has been the recipient of a number of accolades, earning Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry, Las Vegas Institute, and the Center for Natural Occlusion. In addition to this, Dr Sutter is a Diplomate of the American board of Laser Surgery and was awarded Mastership in the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopaedics. Dr Sutter’s primary focus at his practice is treating the symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD), which include migraine headaches, head and neck discomfort, and TMJ tension headaches. As a result of his extensive education and experience, Dr Sutter has gained a unique, valuable perspective into the field of TMD, having trained with experts in the field from various disciplines in both the medicine and dentistry sectors. The approach that Dr Sutter brings is thus multidisciplinary, using techniques and concepts from physicians, ear nose and throat doctors, neurologists, chiropractors, physical therapists, dentists, and natural health practitioners. The therapy provided is non-surgical, and many patients have come to the clinic after unsuccessfully seeking pain relief elsewhere. Dr Sutter explains, “It is not uncommon for patients to have been seeking relief from their symptoms for years, even decades.” First and foremost, the practice helps patients to improve their wellbeing and quality of life. In order to do this, Dr Sutter was trained and certified clinically in office by Dr Robert Kerstein, the pioneer of a fresh and effective form of therapy – using TekScan on real cases to yield results. The approach to the treatment is simple, being as comprehensive as possible while also providing patients with the most conservative treatment method available. This new and exciting form of therapy is known as DTR therapy, and consists of a special, computer-guided treatment that has been proven to be much quicker at treating TMD than more permanent, often painful and intrusive appliance-based methods. By using computerized occlusal analysis technology and electromyography instead of traditional treatments like nightguards, NTI’s, or even Botox injections, patients can achieve results that virtually eliminate the need for any of these alternative treatment options. With the T-Scan system Dr Sutter has been actively using in his clinic for over a decade, he can see very small occlusal problems, which leads to a more accurate and tailored diagnosis and subsequent treatment. Treatment lasts on average just one to three visits, and results can last for years, as quoted in a nine-year follow-up study. A more recent study has revealed that DTR provides patients with a more comfortable and improved quality of life, as the treatment eliminates the need for splints, a soft food diet, or physical therapy, all things that would previously be recommended as treatment. Furthermore, the study presented the finding that use of long-term pain medication was down by over 90% when using DTR. Following his advancements with the treatment, Dr Sutter has authored and co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts on Digital Occlusion and DTR. The most notable of these is a book chapter published Aug23029