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Sleep Apnea
Jaw Pain
Inability to breathe through the nose
Pediatric Development of Airway

Our Unique Approach

At TMJ Therapy and Sleep Centre, we begin with a consult, either digitally or in person. This visit is an opportunity for our patients to meet the team and understand what we can provide. After the consult, we then will schedule an exam to gather more specific information regarding the needs of our patients. At the conclusion of this exam a diagnosis is determined and a treatment plan is created. To assist in the process, we proudly offer state of the art equipment including a CBCT, joint vibration analysis, healing injections and various laser therapies.
Our approach is to understand the origins of your problems. This is important because it is all too often that medicine chases and treats one’s symptoms without finding the origin. This approach might work short term but eventually the symptoms will reappear. As the origin is treated, there should be a natural decline of one’s symptoms. We then use this reduction to determine how well you are doing.
Please feel free to reach out to us either by email or phone call to schedule an appointment

How Do I Know If I Have TMJ?

TMJ(TMD) can be caused by both micro and macro type of injuries which present with many different kinds of symptoms.

  • Pain in the jaw joint
  • Swelling on the side of the face
  • Facial, neck or back pain
  • Jaw popping or clicking
  • Restricted opening
  • Catching or locking of the Jaw
  • Pain when chewing
  • Ear pain or ringing in the ears
  • Loss of balance
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Chronic headaches

Our Team

Our team at the TMJ Therapy and Sleep Centre are experienced in delivering the specific care you need. We feel that our Centre is unlike any other office in the valley inproviding craniofacial pain relief and better sleep. There is a strong correlation between pain and sleep and we would love the opportunity to share this information andhelp you understand how you could benefit

Thomas M. Sims, DDS


Dr. Sims might be a familiar face to some as he is a third generation Arizonan. After graduating from Saguaro High School he entered into the military and upon his return continued his education at Arizona State University. During his educational pursuit he elected to spend two years volunteering for his church in South Africa. He later returned to resume his education at California's famed dental school, Loma Linda University. Dr. Sims then returned to the valley of the sun to be near his extended family and provide care to the community he loves.

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Certified Holistic Nutritionist

I’m Susan Valandra and it’s an honor to be working alongside the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre here in Scottsdale, AZ. As a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, it might seem odd to find me here, but you’ll come to learn that Holistic Nutrition plays an integral part of the healing protocol for TMJ & Sleep Disorders. My goal in working with individuals is always the same, to empower and educate you to use food as medicine to maximize healing and energy production in the body.

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TMJ Treatment

TMJ stands for a temporal mandibular joint which is your jaw joint. Obviously, we all have two jaw joints.  When one has a medical issue with their TMJ, we would call it TMD or     temporal mandibular dysfunction or disorder.
This disorder typically manifests itself as a popping, clicking or a gravelly sound in the joint.  In some cases, there is no noise present.  In addition, it can be accompanied by jaw joint pain, facial pain, difficulty opening your mouth, headaches, ringing of the ears, neck or back pain or even sleep issues. TMD can be associated with nocturnal bruxism (grinding or clenching) which can affect one’s sleep.  If you are sensing that you have might have these symptoms feel free to reach out to our team to schedule an appointment.

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Contact Us

The Centre For Progressive Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ
9002 E Desert Cove Ave. # 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Monday: Tmj/Sleep Therapy closed
Tuesday: 7:00am-3:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: Online consults available
Friday: Closed
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