Joseph R. Cohen, DDS

Joseph R. Cohen DDS is founder of Southwest Orofacial Group, formerly known as Southwest Pain Management Associates, where he manages the Orofacial Pain Program. His practice focuses on orofacial pain including atypical tooth pain and headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, temporomandibular joint disorders as well as oral appliance treatment of sleep apnea. Dr. Cohen is board certified by the American Board of Orofacial Pain, and is past president of that board.

Dr. Cohen is a member of many professional organizations including the American Dental Association, American Association for the Study of Headaches, American Pain Society, and is past president of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Orofacial Pain Center at UCLA. He is also responsible for TMD and Orofacial Pain Education at A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH), Mesa, Arizona, and a clinical instructor at Midwestern University, College of Osteopathy, Arizona Campus. As one of eight national consultants for the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation, Dr. Cohenserves as a site reviewer, recommending which TMD/Orofacial Pain Graduate Programs qualify to be accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (a Federal Agency).

Dr. Cohen is a graduate of the University of Arizona and the University of Tennessee Dental School and has been in private practice in Phoenix since 1971. He has authored many articles and has lectured on Craniomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain all over the world. Dr. Cohen is frequently asked to consult by the doctors at the Mayo Clinic regarding treatment of TMD and Orofacial Pain.

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