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Curriculum Vitae

Dennis P. Steigerwald, DC
P.O. Box 1934
Shelter Island, NY 11964/ USA

631-749-1534
info@whiplashandtmj.com

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2002-Present Online education and tutoring for healthcare practitioners who treat temporomandibular disorders. This includes caustion, examination, diagnosis, treatments and referral protocols.
  • 1995-2001 Editorial Staff, The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice (CRANIO); Independent Consulting and Marketing.
  • 1989-1997 Independent Consultant for Interdisciplinary Management of TMD Patients, Treatment of over 10,000 TMD
    patients, postoperative care and management of over 1,000 TMJ surgeries.
  • 1991-1996 Postgraduate Faculty Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
  • 1995 TMJ Arthroscopy Workshop, Certificate of Completion (16 hour hands on course in TMJ arthroscopic surgery), accredited by the Florida State Board of Dentistry
  • 1991-1994 Staff Doctor and Consulting Physician for TMD - Buena Park Doctors' Hospital
  • 1987-1989 Director of Mission Center Chiropractic Clinic
  • 1977-1988 Director of Solana Beach Chiropractic Offices

EDUCATION

  • 1977 Doctor of Chiropractic Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles, California Position in class: 1 Awards: Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian
  • 1971 Associate Science Hofstra University, Long Island, New York

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Founder of the Interdisciplinary TMD Association
  • Member of the California Chiropractic Association
  • Member of the American Chiropractic Association
  • Former Director of the Chiropractic Chapter of the Holistic Dental Society International
  • Former member of the Board of Advisors to San Diego TMJ Foundation Associate
  • Member of the American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain
  • Board of Directors: San Diego County Chiropractic Health Foundation, Inc.
  • Editorial Staff: The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice (CRANIO)

PUBLICATIONS

  • "The Pathoetiology and Clinical Implications of TMD"
    Clinical Neurology and the Pathomechanical Lesion, Chap. 12, Aspen Press, Jul. 1996
  • "TMD as a Source of Head and Neck Pain"
    (audio tape) D.C. Tracts, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1995
    (Approved for chiropractic continuing education in 15 states)
  • "A Retrospective Evaluation of the Impact of Temporomandibular Joint Arthroscopy on the Symptoms of Headache, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Dizziness and Tinnitus"
    The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1996 (pages 46-54)
  • "The Quebec Study and TMD"
    San Diego Chiropractic Society Journal, Sept. 1995
  • "Management of Whiplash Induced TMJ Injuries"
    Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, Vol. 32, No. 3, 1995 (pages 67-70)
  • "Effective Management of Whiplash Induced TMD"
    San Diego Chiropractic Society Journal, Jan. 1994
  • "Manipulation of the Temporomandibular Joints" Part I, Part II;
    San Diego Chiropractic Society Journal, 1994
  • "Changes in Concepts about Temporomandibular Disorders: Their Importance to Chiropractic"
    San Diego Chiropractic Society Journal, Dec. 1993
  • "Trauma Induced TMD and the Injured Worker"
    San Diego Workman's Compensation Forum, 1993
  • "Whiplash and the Temporomandibular Joint Injury: Med/Legal Consideration of Pathogenesis, Predisposing and Perpetualting Factors"
    News Journal of the American Academy of Head, Neck, Facial Pain and TMJ Orthopedics, Vol. 4. No. 1, Mar. 1992
  • "Whiplash and Temporomandibular Disorders: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Case Management"
    (Medical Textbook) Keiser Publishing, San Diego, California 1992.
    This text is used as a source of questions for chiropractic licensing in California and is in the library of the American Dental Association. Editor and co-author.
  • "Physical Management of TMD and Related Oro-facial Dysfunction Secondary to Whiplash Injury"
    San Diego Chiropractic Society Journal, May 1991
  • "Specific Therapies for TMJ Trauma"
    San Diego Chiropractic Society Journal, Apr. 1991
  • "Trauma Protocol"
    San Diego Chiropractic Society Journal, Mar. 1991
  • "Temporomandibular Joint Splint Therapy"
    San Diego Chiropractic Society Journal, Jan. 1991
  • "TMJ Dysfunction - An Overview"
    San Diego Chiropractic Society Journal, Dec. 1990
  • "Acceleration/Deceleration Injury as a Precipitating Cause of TMJ Dysfuntion"
    Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, Vol. 26, No. 11, Nov. 1989

SEMINARS

  • 2010 "TMD Examination & Diagnosis"
    Sponsored by New York Chiropractic College
    Approved for continuing education credits.

  • 2008 "Whiplash as a cause of TMD including Examination, Diagnosis & Treatment"
    Sponsored by New York Chiropractic Association
    Approved for continuing education credits.

  • 1996 "Whiplash and TMJ Injuries"
    Sponsored by the Texas Chiropractic Association
    Approved for continuing education credits.

  • 1995 "Whiplash and TMJ Injures" (California/Hawaii)
    Co-sponsored by Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
    Approved for chiropractic continuing education nationally.
    Approved for dental continuing education in California.

  • 1994 "Whiplash and TMJ Injuries" Modules 1-4 (Florida, Texas, Nevada, Illinois, California)
    Cosponsored by Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
    Approved for chiropractic continuing education nationally.
    Approved for dental continuing education in California.

  • 1993 "Examination, Referral and Treatment Protocols for Whiplash Induced Temporomandibular Disorders"
    Cosponsored by New York Chiropractic College (New York Chiropractic College Campus, Seneca Falls New York Chiropractic College Outpatient Clinic, Levittown)

  • 1993 "Whiplash and TMJ Injuries-Advanced Course" (Pennsylvania, Texas, California)
    Cosponsored by the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Pennsylvania Chiropractic Society, Texas Chiropractic Association Module 1: Diagnosis and First Stage Treatment
    Module 2: Advanced Physiotherapy and Manipulation
    Module 3: Dental/Surgical/Chiropractic Interaction
    Module 4: Medical/Legal Issues
    Approved nationally for chiropractic continuing education.

  • 1993 "Whiplash and TMD: Examination, Referral and Treatment Protocol for the Portal of Entry Doctor" (California, Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania, Georgia)
    Cosponsored by the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Pennsylvania Chiropractic Society, Texas Chiropractic Association

  • 1992 "Whiplash and TMD: Examination, Referral and Treatment Protocol for the Portal of Entry Doctor" (California, Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania, Georgia)
    Cosponsored by the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Pennsylvania Chiropractic Society, Texas Chiropractic Association

  • 1992 "Whiplash and TMJ Injuries" Whiplash 1992: The Masters Certification Program, Module 3 (Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Texas)
    Spine Research Institute of San Diego

  • 1982-1985 "TMJ-An Interdiscplinary Approach" (California, Massachusetts, Oregon)

LECTURES

  • "The Impact of TMJ Pathology on the Muscles of the Head and Neck and it's Effect on Diagnosis and Treatment of TMD" American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain 1996 - Scottsdale, Arizona
  • "A Retrospective Evaluation of the Impact of Temporomandibular Joint Arthroscopy on the Symptoms of Headache, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Dizziness and Tinnitus" The International Symposium of Arthroscopic TMJ Surgeons 1995 - San Diego, California
  • "Resistant Headache and Neck Pain Following TMJ Injuries" Orange County Chiropractic Association 1995 - California
  • "Examination and Diagnositic Protocol for TMD" Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Pasadena Thie Clinic 1994-1996
  • "Resistant Headache and Neck Pain Following TMJ Injuries" San Francisco Chiropractic Association 1995 - California
  • "The Relationship Between TMD, Headache and Neck Pain" Interdisciplinary TMD Association, San Diego Chapter 1995 - California
  • "TMJ Injuries, Diagnosis and Treatment" Napa Valley Chiropractic Association, Homecoming Continuing Education Program 1994 - California
  • "Cervical Whiplash and TMJ Injuries" Los Angeles College of Chiropractic - Homecoming Continuing Education Program 1994 - California
  • "The Relationship Between TMD, Headache and Neck Pain" Interdisciplinary TMD Association, Orange County Chapter 1994 - California
  • "Advanced Diagnostic Techniques for Temporomandibular Disorders" Interdisciplinary TMD Association - San Diego, California
  • "Chiropractic and TMJ" San Diego Dental Association - San Diego, California
  • "Craniosacral Manipulation and TMJ" San Dieguito Dental Association - San Diego, California
  • "Interdisciplinary Treatment of TMJ" Holistic Dental Association International - San Francisco, California
  • "Screening for the TMJ Patient" Southern California Dental Hygienist's Association - California
  • "Whiplash and TMD Diagnosis and Treatment" Los Angeles College of Chiropractic - California
  • "TMJ, An Overview" Cleveland Chiropractic College - Los Angeles, California
  • "Algorithmic Interdisciplinary Treatment of Whiplash Induced TMD" Scripps Hospital TMD Study Group - San Diego, California
  • "Medical/Legal Aspects of Whiplash Induced TMD" San Diego North County Trial Lawyers Association - San Diego, California
  • "Diagnosis and Treatment for Whiplash Induced TMD" Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Pasadena Thie Clinic, - California
  • "Diagnosis and Treatment for Trauma Induced TMD" Argentalklinik, Fachkinik fuer Konservative Orthopaedie und Rheumatologie - Isny, Germany
  • "Trauma Induced TMD: Early Identification and Effective Management" International Symposium for the American Academy for Head, Neck, Facial Pain and TMJ Orthopedics - Anaheim, California
  • "Whiplash as a Causative Factor in TMD" Riverside and San Bernardino Chiropractic Associations - California
  • "Treatment for Whiplash Induced TMD" San Fernando Valley Chiropractic Association - California
  • "Whiplash and TMD" Wauanesa Insurance Company - San Diego, California
  • "Insidious vs. Trauma Onset TMD" North County San Diego TMJ Study Group - California

 

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