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Inability to breathe through the nose
Tossing & Turning
Night Terrors
Neck & Back Pain
Sleep Apnea Appliance
Sleep Apnea
Chronic Sleep Pain

How Do I Know If I Have TMJ?

TMJ can be caused by jaw injuries, forms of arthritis, dental procedures, genetics, hormones, low-level injections, & auto-immune diseases.

  • 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 (migraines, tension & cluster)

Our Team of Doctors

The Center for Progressive Dentistry is dedicated to helping you receive experienced care. Our team of experienced and trained dental professionals are some of the best in Scottsdale AZ. We love to make you smile and be proud of your smile.  We invite you to learn more about our doctors and look forward to seeing you in our office.

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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Susan Valandra

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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Our Unique Approach

Our team always starts with a one-on-one evaluation to determine the best step to take next. We proudly offer state-of-the-art x-ray equipment, along with motion testing, jaw tracking, and a variety of other diagnostic procedures.

We believe in offering the least-invasive options first, so you don't have to stop your life or suffer from unnecessary procedures. Airway & TMJ problems can cause the head to move forward, which causes neck and shoulder pain - leading to a vicious cycle of chronic pain. It's never too early to treat the cause.

TMJ Treatment

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is your jaw joint.  Everyone has two of these: a left and right. TMJ syndrome or TMD (temporomandibular disorder) is a medical problem related to the function of the jaw joint.  This typically manifests itself as a popping, clicking, or rustling in the jaw joint and can be accompanied by jaw joint or muscle pain, a jaw that locks in position or is difficult to open, headaches, fullness or ringing in the ears, and even numbness in the face and fingertips.

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The Centre For Progressive Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ
9002 E Desert Cove Ave. # 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday: Closed
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