Phoenix Dentist Discusses Personal TMJ Experience, Clarifies Importance of Training
Dr. Arthur Chal examines the qualifications that make for an exceptional TMJ treatment provider and reveals his personal experience with TMJ disorder.
Phoenix, AZ—Temporomandibular joint disorder, also called TMJ disorder or TMD, is a common condition affecting millions of people across the nation, reveals Dr. Arthur Chal, a dentist in Phoenix. He says that the disorder, which includes numerous symptoms, can be incredibly painful and may be caused by genetic predisposition, stress, misalignment of the teeth or jaw, injury, or other issue. After suffering an injury caused by a car accident, the Phoenix dentist says he was diagnosed with TMD, which led him to seek out a dental professional with experience treating TMJ pain. As a result, he notes, he discovered how important high-quality training could be for individuals who have this concern.
Dr. Chal corrects the mistaken belief that there are TMJ specialists, saying that the dental profession does not have a specialization classification for TMJ disorder, and that patients should carefully examine the credentials of any individual claiming to be an “expert.” He recommends reviewing the potential dentist’s CV for academic accolades and professional accomplishments, reading available patient reviews, and viewing before and after photos. Furthermore, he indicates that serving under an established TMJ treatment provider in a mentorship can be one of the best ways for a dentist to obtain significant experience and expertise. During the course of his personal experience with TMJ treatment, he says he discovered that many clinics and dentists lack the expertise necessary to provide effective help.
Dr. Chal says he developed an interest in broadening his depth of knowledge with regard to TMJ disorder after his experience. As a result, he began to study under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Piper, the world-renowned TMJ surgeon who provided Dr. Chal with effective relief from TMJ pain. A prominent leader in the field of TMJ treatment, Dr. Chal says Dr. Piper helped him to advance to a similar level of expertise within this area of study.
Ultimately, Dr. Chal says he recognizes the need for additional transparency with regard to the qualifications necessary to establish a high level of expertise in TMJ treatment. He explains that he strives to provide patients with a comprehensive resource on the symptoms of, treatments for, and causes of TMJ disorder to help them become better informed about the options available and to help them receive the best care possible.
About Arthur Chal, DDS
A graduate of Northwestern University and Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Chal is also an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AAACD), a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI). A recipient of numerous honors and awards, he has also presented a multitude of lectures at major dental meetings held around the world. At his cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry practice in Phoenix, he performs a broad array of treatments and procedures, including TMJ therapy, dental implants, and porcelain veneers. He is available for interview upon request.
Arthur Chal Esthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry
4715 N. 32nd St., Ste. 106
Phoenix, AZ 85018