Dental Staff

Our general dentists are also trained in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of snoring, sleep apnea and other related conditions. This is not a specialty practice that is defined by the American Dental Association or accredited as a specialty program with the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Our main priority is your comfort and our ability to help you attain the optimal level of oral health and appearance to which you aspire—and that includes a good night's rest!

You can learn more about our dentists and staff on this page and their education, training, experience, certifications, and professional associations.

Our Philosophy

Head, face and jaw pain can have a variety of origins, and include a wide spectrum of problems, with an equally wide range of treatment options. Our goal is to determine the anatomy underlying the discomfort, determine what factors are causing or aggravating it, and provide ways to improve the situation. The first stage is an accurate diagnosis, and this begins with collecting vital health information through our website, and follow this with a comprehensive examination and collect x-rays and other imaging as necessary and consultation with Dr. Wilk.

Education is a very important part of the process, as many of these disorders cannot be entirely “fixed”. So the more you understand about your problem the better you will be able to manage it.

Once a diagnosis has been established, Dr. Wilk will review an individualized treatment plan aimed at the most conservative and direct approach. Many patients are treated with specific oral devices worn in the mouth at night, during the day, or both, to stabilize the joint and muscles. Medications may be prescribed and injections may be used to help facilitate improvement.


Dr. Steven J. Wilk, DDS

TMJ and Sleep Dentist in Denver, CO

Center for Headache, TMJ, and Sleep Disorders

Dr. Steven J. Wilk is an experienced general dentist who has studied and undergone additional training with regard to the proper, efficient diagnosis and treatment of pain. He is among the most highly trained TMJ dentists in the country.

Current Position

Director - Center for Headaches & TMJ Disorders

Education

M ichigan State University

East Lansing, MI

University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Ann Arbor, MI

D.D.S Degree

Continuing Education

3600 hours

Licensure

Colorado, Michigan

Armed Service

· U.S. Army National Guard, Major

· Duties - Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Triage

Memberships & Organizations

· American Dental Association

· Colorado Dental Association

· Metropolitan Denver Dental Society

· TMJ Study Group of Colorado (DADE)(Founding Member)

· American Academy of Functional Orthodontists (Charter Member)

· American Academy of Head, Face, and Neck Pain

· American Academy of Pain Management

· American Academy of Orofacial Pain

· American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Medicine and · Surgery

· American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

· American Sleep and Breathing Academy

· American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)

Certifications & Associations

· American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Medicine and Surgery (Liasonal Fellow 1987)

· American Board of Head, Facial, Neck Pain (Diplomate 1993)

· American Board of Orofacial Pain (Diplomate 1997)

· American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (Diplomate 2009)

· American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine (Diplomate 2012)

· American Sleep and Breathing Academy (Diplomate 2016)

Front office

Our knowledgeable front office team will help answer all of your questions regarding scheduling, insurance and estimated cost of treatment.They will verify your medical insurance coverage prior to your first appointment, so you know what to expect financially.They will help work with you to set a financial agreement that will work with the treatment that is needed.


Clinical assistants

Our clinical assistants have years of knowledge of treatment for TMJ and sleep disorders. They will explain to you the various treatments and appliance therapies that are available.  Our assistants will help make sure that the custom-made appliances fit securely and are performing well.Our assistants are available to help trouble shoot broken or damaged appliance, and will help coordinate the repairs that are needed.