If you suffer from any of the wide range of TMD symptoms, schedule an comprehensive TMJ exam with Dr. Maryam Motlagh.
As needed, we use advanced diagnostic modalities such as computerized jaw analysis, sonography, electromyography (EMG) or CT scans so we can evaluate your jaw function, muscle activity and TMJ health more thoroughly.
The TMJ treatment process is different for everyone. We start with a comprehensive exam to find the root cause of the problem and often address the issue with a multidisciplinary approach, bringing other specialists on board to decide the best treatment plan.
For the first 3 months we focus on non-invasive techniques to reprogram and relax the jaw muscles using functional oral appliances. Once the TMJ symptoms are alleviated, the patient has the option to use the appliances long term, transition into orthodontic treatment for long term stability or receive restorative treatment as needed.
Our team is dedicated to providing the highest-quality of care while treating the root cause of your symptoms.
DR. MARYAM MOTLAGH
TMJ, Cosmetic Dentistry
Co-Founder/CEO of Myoaligner
"I have dedicated my professional life to helping patients improve, not only their smiles but their overall health, through the practice of general dentistry."
To satisfy her passion of helping suffering patients overcome chronic pain, Dr. Motlagh has dedicated the last two decades to focusing on researching and treating patients with occlusion related TMJ problems.
After graduating from OHSU School of Dentistry, Dr. Motlagh sought extensive training in post-doctorate institutes such as the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Spear Institute & Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
As a Fellow of International College of Cranio-mandibular Orthopedics, Dr. Motlagh's passion for offering a conservative approach to TMJ disorder treatment lead to the research and development of Myoaligner®;
a patented treatment protocol that helps realign the bite and the jaw non-surgically & by relaxing the jaw muscles, ultimately alleviating the majority of TMJ related pain and headaches. Dr. Motlagh enjoys collaborating with her colleagues through study clubs and seminars and enjoys helping her patients while practicing dentistry in Portland Oregon.
DR. TERRYLYNN TENNANT
Sleep Apnea, Airway
VIVOS Clinical Instructor
"I believe collaborative, comprehensive and non-invasive treatment solutions are the best way to help patients with sleep & breathing issues."
Dr. Tennant is passionate about helping her patients breathe better for improved overall health. For the past 2 decades, she has put the primary focus of her practice on occlusion related Sleep Breathing Disorders. On a mission to help rid the world of Sleep Apnea, Dr. Tennant is on the Clinical Advisory Board of VIVOS® Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Tennant is now treating people of all ages with a proprietary, non-invasive, nonsurgical treatment option for the treatment of mild to moderate dental sleep apnea, snoring, and sleep-disordered breathing stemming from malocclusion.
Dr. Tennant works closely with specialists in both dentistry and medicine to provide patients with latest options of bio-remodeling to achieve maximally functional upper airways. In order to address the root cause, Dr. Tennant implements a variety of treatment modalities such as the VIVOS® system. By remodeling the upper jaw and the mid-face, she helps patients breath and swallow more efficiently. This method also balances and enhances the facial aesthetics, giving patients a more youthful look.
Hygienist, RDH, Myofuntional Therapist
Heidi has been in the dental field for over 20 years and with Aesthetic Smiles since 2010. She is passionate about dentistry but equally as passionate about connecting with her patients. She is an instructor of the dental sciences at Portland Community College and is currently pursuing her Masters of Education degree at Oregon State University. She has 3 sons, Evan, Romeo, and Enzo. She enjoys traveling, cooking, poetry, academia, long walks and quality time with her family and friends. She admits she is a little bit OCD and feels unapologetically that this trait benefits her in her position as a dental hygienist who always wants to do a stellar job clinically. A quote she lives by that she would like to share:
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether be a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
She looks at every appointment with a patient as an opportunity to connect, help and serve them.
Jamie has been a dental assistant for over 16 years. With A dental assistant certification from Concord Career Institute, Jamie has working in everything from pediatrics to Oral Surgery, cosmetic dentistry, TMJ, sleep dentistry and surgical Implant placing. She is X- Ray certified and FODA certified . she enjoys working at Aesthetic smiles and witnessing patients' lives changing for better every day.
Mayyadah worked as a cosmetic dentist for over 13 years in the middle east before moving to the united states . Her passion in dentistry lead her to working as a dental assistant at Aesthetic smiles so she can learn more about TMJ and sleep dentistry from the experts. She is currently studying to be licensed as a dentist in the United States.
katie received her dental assisting certification in 2015 .Her passion for helping others and creating a new dynamic for all patients led her to discover her curiosity of Sleep Apnea and breathing wellness . In her free time Katie enjoys Oregeon Ducks football and traveling .
Patient Care Coordinator
Amanda started her new journey in the dental world in 2020, after working as a patient care coordinator in the medical field for a few years.. She obtained an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Science: Social and Behavioral Science. And still furthering her education. She feels blessed for the opportunity to learn from two amazing women Doctors who specialized in sleep and neuromuscular dentistry. Amanda loves animals and traveling. She has a puppy named Marvin who is an emotional support animal and soon will be serviced to help those with anxiety.