Jeffrey M. Dolgos, DDS
Finding a dentist that offers comprehensive care for conditions such as TMJ disorder and sleep apnea can be difficult.
At our office, we focus specifically on these two areas, enabling us to provide our patients with the most effective treatment.
Learn more about how Jeffrey M. Dolgos, DDS, and the team at Buffalo TMJ in Orchard Park, NY, can help...
Why Patients Choose Our Practice
Our Customized Care
Our dentist understands that each patient has unique needs, anatomy, and dental issues. When you come to our New York office, we spend time evaluating and accurately diagnosing your condition so we can recommend a custom therapeutic plan that will restore your oral health, comfort, and jaw function.
Dr. Dolgos' Experience
Dr. Dolgos is trained in a highly predictable and effective protocol for TMJ disorder. It was developed by a local dentist, Dr. Robert S. Kull, who worked exclusively with TMJ patients for more than 20 years. Dr. Dolgos has further refined this technique to provide relief for patients.
Our Holistic Approach
Our dentist understands how your overall health and wellness is affected by problems with your jaw and breathing airways. We believe these are critical parts of the body; by achieving optimal function, our therapeutic approach can help patients achieve a deeper level of healing.
I had suffered from extreme headaches, face pain and neck pain for several years. Everyone thought it was my wisdom teeth (it was not). After going through treatment with Buffalo TMJ and receiving my jaw appliance I have had little to no pain ever since. Now I only need to wear it maybe every few months when I feel a little pain, and it goes away the next day. Has improved my life so much!!
I went to Buffalo TMJ after a car accident and they treated me like if I a was their patient for years. Very friendly and carying staff. Dr. Dolgos was very helpful explaining every step of the procedures and recovery. They made sure that my jaw pain was fully treated. I had the best experience with them and recommend them to everyone.
Contact Our Practice to Find Out How We Can Help
If you are experiencing oral discomfort or inhibited functions due to TMJ disorder or sleep apnea, our dentist can help. There are several ways to treat these conditions, but determining the most effective approach can be challenging.
The first step is to come to our Orchard Park, NY, office for an evaluation. During your first appointment, we will discuss your symptoms and concerns before performing a head and neck evaluation. We may also order x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or electrodiagnostic measurements to gain a better understanding of your condition.
Contact our office online or call us at (716) 675-5858 to schedule an appointment so we can develop a customized treatment plan.
Dr. Dolgos offers a range of TMJ therapy options at his Orchard Park office, including orthotic therapy, TMJ prolotherapy, BOTOX®, trigger point injections, muscle relaxants, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), laser biostimulation, and physical therapy. These therapies can provide relief from symptoms such as lockjaw, pain, tenderness, bruxism difficult chewing, and muscle spasms.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea may result in symptoms that can increase the risk of TMJ disorder. As the body works to open the airways, patients may involuntarily grind or clench their teeth. Oral appliances, similar to mouth guards, can be used to treat sleep apnea and keep the airways clear. We prefer EMA or Elastic Mandibular Advancement appliances; as a certified EMA lab technician, Dr. Dolgos makes all EMA appliances himself.
The comprehensive review of what the proposed treatment plan was and the alternatives made decision making much easier. The staff, besides being highly professional, are also just very nice people.
In His Own Words...
Get to Know Jeffrey Dolgos, DDS
I grew up in Avon, NY, a small town just south of Rochester. Growing up in a small town helped me to recognize the value of integrity at a young age. You couldn’t step out of line for very long because everyone in town knew everyone else’s business.
My Education and Training
I attended St. John Fisher College, where I studied English and Chemistry. My dental school training is what originally brought me to Buffalo, NY, where I studied for four years at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. After earning my DDS, I was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the US Air Force, and stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. There I completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency, and then served two additional years at a small pilot-training base in Columbus, Mississippi.
Entering Private Practice
After leaving the Air Force, my wife Amy and I moved to Ashburn, Virginia, and I entered the competitive world of Private Practice Dentistry. Amy and I moved back to the New York in 2001 after the birth of our twin daughters, opening our practice in Orchard Park. We enjoyed living in Virginia very much, but our families live here in Western New York, and we decided that relationships with extended family would be an important aspect in the development of the young personalities we would be bringing into existence. I can’t imagine being more grateful for being able to raise my children, with my beautiful wife, in this particular setting.
Over the years I have engaged in an ongoing search for knowledge, and for the truth. I spent many hours studying advanced dental techniques at the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida. To this day, my memories of the Pankey Institute serve as a kind of “home base” when I feel professionally lost. I earned a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2003, and I taught clinical dentistry one day per week at the UB Dental School for 5 years from 2004-2008. I became a certified instructor with the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry in 2008, where I continue to teach laser physics and the LANAP family of protocols when I am needed. In 2012, I earned a fellowship in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, giving me the confidence I needed to focus my practice primarily on the diagnosis and care of TMJ Dysfunction and facial pain conditions.
My Other Interests
My educational pursuits have not been limited to the dental field. I have studied physical therapy, anatomy, nutrition, cranioscaral therapy, homeopathy, kinesiology, psychology, sociology, and human behavior. I became a Reiki Master a few years ago, and I believe strongly that most, if not all, disease begins in the subtle energy field. As my pursuits lead me further and further into the study of consciousness and its influences on the nervous system, I will continue to incorporate a wide variety of techniques and therapeutic modalities into my diagnostic efforts and therapeutic protocols.
How I Can Help My Patients
I hope that I can help you in your search for knowledge and in your pursuit of wellness, and should you decide to visit my office for a consultation, I very much look forward to meeting you!