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Faculty Orofacial Pain/Temporomandibular Disorders Practice


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.


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.