Choosing a TMJ Dentist

Phoenix TMJ expert Arthur Chal, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, AAACD

Phoenix TMJ expert Arthur Chal, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, AAACD

First, we need to clarify that there is no recognized TMJ specialty within the field of dentistry, so it isn’t accurate to call someone a TMJ dentist. But it is a complex field that requires advanced knowledge and expertise, which Dr. Arthur Chal possesses.

Dr. Chal’s TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) expertise began when he himself suffered from TMJ disorder. His car was rearended by a truck, which tore his lateral ligaments and left him in pain and dysfunction.

He sought out treatment from renowned TMJ expert Dr. Mark Piper of Florida, and became intrigued with the work he was doing.

Since that time, Dr. Chal has studied this disorder extensively, and has become a recognized expert in this treatment. Here are some specifics about his credentials in TMJ treatment.

  • Dr. Mark Piper of St. Petersburg, Florida, recognized as the leading authority in the world on TMJ disorder, rates Dr. Chal as one of the few five-star TMJ experts in the United States. Dr. Chal is the only dentist in Arizona that Dr. Piper will refer patients to.
  • In 1999, Dr. Chal was elected to membership in the American Equilibration Society. This organization is dedicated to the study and treatment of TMJ disorder.
  • In 2004, Dr. Chal was given the high honor of lecturing at the annual meeting of the American Equilibration Society.
  • Doctors at the Mayo Clinic, when they have a patient with TMJ disorder, refer them to Dr. Chal for treatment.
  • Dr. Chal’s Lectures as a TMJ authority.

But Dr. Chal’s strongest credentials are not the professional honors and lectures—they are his treatment successes and the testimonials of grateful patients. And he has many of those. Here is a partial listing. You can find a list of testimonials on the TMJ Success Story page. You may click the links to read more about each story and to see before-and-after photographs.

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