Raleigh, NC dentist, Charles Ferzli, DDS, has successfully completed all requirements and is now board certified by the American Board of Craniofacial Pain (ABCP). Recognizing Dr. Ferzli’s achievement, ABCP President, H. Clifton Simmons III, DDS, explained: “Earning Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial status is an important professional achievement that signifies to patients plus dental, medical and other health professionals that the dentist has met the high standards of care set forth by the ABCP.”
Craniofacial Pain is the board term used by dental and medical professionals to encompass all pain disorders of the head, neck and face including disorders of the temporomandibular joint (i.e., “TMJ” or jaw joint), headache disorders, dental sleep-related disorders plus neuromuscular, neuropathic and other related disorders causing persistent pain and dysfunction of the craniofacial structures. First used circa 1859, the term is derived from the root cranio (meaning “head” or “skull”) and facial (which refers to the face generally).
Dr. Ferzli, who practices at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Raleigh-Durham has met or exceeded all eligibility criteria designated by the ABCP for education, clinical experience and patient care. To earn the designation “Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain,” Dr. Ferzli also successfully completed a rigorous psychometrically-derived written certifying examination and oral case defenses.
At his facility, Dr. Ferzli diagnoses and treats the most common symptoms related to TMJ disorders. These symptoms include headaches and migraines, facial pain and neck pain. Pain in the jaw as well as limited opening of the jaw or a clicking and popping sound in the jaw are also common symptoms. Issues related to the ears such as a ringing sound in the ears or problems with dizziness or balance can also be related to TMJ syndrome. TMJ disorders are estimated to affect more than 35 million Americans. Dentists with advanced training and experience in Craniofacial Pain can effectively assess, diagnose and manage TMJ disorders conservatively.
Established in 1985 and headquartered in Reston, VA, the ABCP is an independent, nonprofit whose purpose is to conduct certification examinations in the field of Craniofacial Pain. The ABCP adheres to the American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct, and advises all Diplomates to follow this code and their state or legal regulatory agency requirements, when advertising their status.
For more information about Dr. Charles Ferzli and the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Raleigh-Durham visit: http://raleightmjandsleep.com.