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Faculty Orofacial Pain/Temporomandibular Disorders Practice

Location:

707 Parnassus Avenue, 4th floor, room D 4000, San Francisco, CA 94143

Phone number:

415.476.1784 For appointment with Dr. Plesh for initial evaluation and follow-up appointments
415.502.6301 For appointment with Dr. Centore for lifestyle modification, stress management and counseling

Days/Hours of Operation:

Wednesdays, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Description of Services:

Our faculty practice specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of head, face, oral, jaw, and jaw joint pain and locking. We provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment based upon individual patient needs. These may include: behavioral and lifestyle modification, stress management and counseling, complementary and alternative approaches, physical therapy, oral appliances (i.e. splints), and when necessary, Western pharmacological approaches.

Our providers include: Octavia Plesh, MD, DDS; and Linda Centore RN, PhD - experienced clinicians treating patients over 20 years. Dr. Plesh is a clinician/researcher in this field.

Our Philosophy:

Our philosophy is a holistic mind body approach embracing an East-West style that takes into consideration your personal health beliefs and preferences for treatment. We believe that the often co-existing chronic conditions, painful and non-painful, need to be addressed in tandem. Therefore, we are working with several specialties in dentistry and medicine in a friendly team approach. We also work with your general dentist or primary care clinician to facilitate your care.

Billing/Financial:

Faculty Orofacial Pain Practice does not accept any insurance plans as payment. We will provide a bill with CPT and diagnosis codes for submission to your insurance for your direct reimbursement. Payment in cash, check, or credit card is accepted.

Special Instructions for Referring Providers:

We collaborate with your health care team: general dentist and/or primary care provider and send summary recommendations to referring provider.