TMD & Orofacial Pain

The Craniofacial Pain Center is dedicated to the diagnosis and management of Temporomandibular Disorders and chronic head, neck and facial pain. It is one of the largest centers of its kind in the U.S.A. and is enthusiastically involved in research.

Noshir Mehta, B.D.S., D.M.D., M.D.S., M.S.
Director, Craniofacial Pain Center

Noshir Mehta received his dental degree and an M.S. degree with specialty training in Periodontology from Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine. He joined the research faculty of the dental school after graduating in 1973. In 1976, he started his own practice in Boston limited to Periodontology and the treatment of Temporamandibular Disorders. That same year, Dr. Mehta co-founded the TMJ clinic at Tufts and in 1985, was named the first Director of the Gelb Craniomandibular and Orofacial Pain Center. He joined the school full time in 1989 and started one of the first postgraduate training programs dedicated to the interdisciplinary management of Temporomandibular Disorders.

The diagnosis and management of Temporomandibular Disorders, Orofacial pain and head and neck pain from a full body perspective and the interaction of the dental occlusion in musculoskeletal dysfunction are Dr. Mehta’s major clinical and research interests. He also serves as a consultant to the Sleep Disorder Unit of the New England Medical Center in the area of bruxism and sleep apnea. In addition, Dr. Mehta is also the Associate Dean of Global Relations for Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Mehta is a Diplomate of both, the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He is the author numerous scientific articles and chapters in major textbooks on Orofacial Pain. He continues to lecture nationally and internationally.

Brijesh Chandwani, B.D.S.,
Assistant Professor

Ronald J. Kulich, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychologist

Steven J. Scrivani, DDS, D.Med.Sc.