Focused on Optimal Function of the Whole Person

At Buffalo TMJ, we focus our attention on the function of the jaw as a critical body part, responsible for chewing food, communicating ideas and feelings, and regulating the breath.  There are many reasons your jaw might not function properly, some related to the way the teeth fit together, others correspond to patterns of muscle movements and reflexes, and still others relate to dis-harmonies elsewhere in the body.  Our goal is to help you figure out exactly what it is that's malfunctioning, why certain structures aren't working as well as you'd like, and then to help you find ways to overcome these problems.  A very common problem that brings people to our office is clicking and popping in the jaw.  Below is a video demonstrating one of many techniques we teach our patients through the Funcitonal TMJ Rehabilitation program.

A Unique Library of Knowledge Committed to Continual Learning

For the past two decades, I've collected a great deal of knowledge and information, earning many certificates and a few credentials.  I spent many hours studying advanced dental techniques at the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida.  I earned fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, and in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain through accumulating a certain number of hours and passing some tests.  But my educational pursuits have not been limited to the dental field, and it always seemed that every time I found an answer to a question, several more questions would arise.  These questions led me to study books and articles on physical therapy, anatomy, nutrition, biomechanics, energy medicine, alchemy, homeopathy, kinesiology, psychology, physics, and sleep. 

I had a particularly keen interest in the nature of light, and its relationship to consciousness.  I bought my first laser in 2005, and I began practicing Reiki around the same time.  At this stage of my learning, I fully accept the idea that most, if not all, disease begins in the subtle energy field, prior to manifestation in the physical body.  The things we can measure and observe in the physical system are consequences, not causes.  We can treat the physical systems, but healing really occurs when the true causes are allow to arise, and can be released.  As my pursuits lead me further and further into the study of consciousness and its influences on the nervous and muscular systems, I hope to incorporate a wider variety of techniques and treatment modalities into my diagnostic efforts and therapeutic protocols, and help people reach this deeper level of healing.

For now, my treatment approach centers around the optimal function of the jaw joints, the connected musculature, and the nervous system.  I hope that I can help you in your search for knowledge and in your pursuit of comfort and wellness.  And if you decide to visit my office for a consultation, I very much look forward to meeting you!

TMJ Rehab A Functional Approach

Most people really don't like going to the dentist.  Most people don't really want root canals, or crowns, or braces, or surgery.  It has been my goal for quite some time to create a conservative, functional, and orthopedic program to help patients rehabilitate their jaws, without the need for surgery, braces, or significant restorative dentistry if possible. 

It has been my mission in my clinical practice to help patients understand, and then overcome the uncomfortable, the painful symptoms that can arise due to malfunctioning jaw joints and muscles.  Our primary objectives at Buffalo TMJ are to protect the joint structures from being overloaded, to deprogram the neurological reflexes that get in the way of jaw function, and to program new neuro-muscular patterns that will support optimal function and comfort.  The problem is, I can only see one patient at a time, and I know there are many patients out there who are looking for a solution...or at least a place to start.

That's why I wrote this book.  At my private office, my team and I walk our patients through a 12-week TMJ Rehab program which incorporates techniques and exercises I’ve learned from many different modalities, and adapted through the years to meet the needs of the TMJ sufferer.  This workbook outlines exercises combining elements of physical therapy, kinesiology, yoga, meditation, dietary modification, and vibrational healing into one cohesive program.

You can order this book here. It will soon be available on Amazon, and I am in the process of writing an expanded edition that should be available by Spring of 2019.

Dr. Dolgos' Professional Affiliations

AGD logoAACP logoAAPMD logoADSM logoACEP logoALD logo

It is our mission at Buffalo TMJ to help patients overcome jaw pain and dysfunction without the need for surgery and without extensive restorative dentistry.

The History of Buffalo TMJ

Back in 1989, a local dentist by the name of Dr. Robert S. Kull made the bold decision to exclusively focus his dental practice on the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ Dysfunction. I always thought it was interesting that his name was Dr. SKull. 

He called his practice Western New York TMD, and it became well-known in this area as the place to go if you had a jaw problem. Dr. Kull took an approach to this problem that was very different from that which is taught in conventional dental education.  His approach placed attention on the form and function of the joint structures themselves, rather than on how the teeth fit together.

Dr. Kull concentrated his practice exclusively to the treatment of TMJ dysfunction and facial pain from about 1989 until his retirement in 2011, at which time he passed the baton to me. During his 20+ years of treating TMJ Dysfunction and facial pain, Dr. Kull developed a protocol which was predictable and effective for a high percentage of patients, a unique quality in the field of TMJ Dysfunction. Before he left the profession, he allowed me to see how he evaluated and treated his patients. I have continued to refine and develop this protocol in a continual effort to meet the needs of each individual patient who comes to me for help.

Featured Procedures

Sleep Apnea Appliances

Our Full List of Services

“Thank y’all so much for all you did for me and my jaw! I feel so much better and it’s amazing how much an appliance can make a difference.”

Lelia J.

Patient Resources

Rate Us

We are constantly striving to improve our services. Leave us a review and let us know how we can improve your patient experience.

Message

I have suffered form terrible migraines related to TMJ for a long time. I finally found relief after going to Dr. Dolgos! I recently tried Botox injections for my migraines and have had amazing results! If you have TMJ I would definitely recommend making an appointment! Kathleen B.

Message

I have suffered form terrible migraines related to TMJ for a long time. I finally found relief after going to Dr. Dolgos! I recently tried Botox injections for my migraines and have had amazing results! If you have TMJ I would definitely recommend making an appointment! Kathleen B.

Orchard Park Office

3075 Southwestern Blvd
Ste 204 Orchard Park, NY 14127

Open Today 7:00am - 12:00pm

More Info Directions (716) 675-5858

Social Accounts Sprite Icon Sprite

Orchard Park Office

3075 Southwestern Blvd
Ste 204 Orchard Park, NY 14127

Open Today 7:00am - 12:00pm

More Info Directions (716) 675-5858

Message

I have suffered form terrible migraines related to TMJ for a long time. I finally found relief after going to Dr. Dolgos! I recently tried Botox injections for my migraines and have had amazing results! If you have TMJ I would definitely recommend making an appointment! Kathleen B.