Dr. Donald R. Tanenbaum

Dr. Donald R. Tanenbaum

Donald R. Tanenbaum, DDS, MPH, is Dental365’s Director of Dental Sleep Medicine. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978 and then received his DDS degree from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, and his MPH degree from Columbia University School of Public Health in 1982. Since opening his doors over 35 years ago, he has achieved his goal of providing guidance and care to patients with temporomandibular problems, facial pain, headaches and sleep related breathing disorders. His continual training and ongoing education have enhanced his knowledge and helped him remain focused on providing the time and attention that these problems require. He has co-authored a book for the public entitled, ‘Dr, Why Does My Face Still Ache?” and continues to give lectures to dental students and residents, medical grand rounds and to numerous dental societies and study clubs.

Dr. Tanenbaum currently holds several prominent positions, including: Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Dental Medicine at the State University of New York in Stony Brook where he is the Director of the Orofacial Pain Course given to the third year dental students. He is also the Section Head of the Division of OrofacialPain/TMD/Sleep Medicine in the Northwell Health Department of Dental Medicine at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center; and Clinical Assistant Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Dr. Tanenbaum is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and a past President of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.

Dr. Tanenbaum’s involvement in the world of sleep dates back 3 decades when it became clear that in order to treat patients with Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders, a broad based education in sleep medicine was necessary. Over the years he has established relationships with physicians and other health care professionals whose expertise in sleep has contributed to successful treatment outcomes amongst his patients. His ongoing involvement in the establishment and growth of the sleep medicine division within the Academy of Orofacial Pain allows him to keep abreast of the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep related breathing disorders inclusive of obstructive sleep apnea.

In addition to practicing with Dental365, Dr. Tanenbaum currently maintains private practices in New York City and Long Island limited to the diagnosis and management of orofacial pain, temporomandibular problems and sleep related breathing disorders.

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