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Physician List and CVs »Ernesto Villafuerte, DDS
Ernesto Villafuerte, DDS
Dentistry/Orofacial Pain/TMJ

Office Locations
436 14th St., #910, Oakland, CA 94612
717 K St. #500 (door code: 1128), Sacramento, CA 95814
1101 S Winchester Blvd. Bldg. I, #207, San Jose, CA 95128

Mailing Address
1613 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Scheduling Tel: 415-399-9769
Scheduling Fax: 415-399-9439

University of El Salvador by Faculty of Odontology, Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S), 1976

Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1989-1993

Board Certification / Licensure
Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS), 1976
Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain, 1995

Professional Certifications
Certification in Dental Acupuncture, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1990
Training in Orthodontics, United States Dental Institute, South San Francisco, CA, 1998-present
Advanced Training in Orthodontics, Straight Wire Seminars, San Diego, CA, 2001-2003

Appointed Qualified Medical Evaluator
Division of Workers’ Compensation, Medical Unit, December 2008

Private Practice
Specializing in Orthodontics, Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain. 1997 to 12/2017

Teaching Appointments
Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for Orofacial Pain, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 1994 - 2005
Assistant Professor, Anatomy of Head, Neck and Oral Histology, Faculty of Odontology, University of El Salvador, 1977 - 1982

Professional Activities
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJD) evaluation and treatment for sleep apnea patients, Mills Peninsula Medical Group, October 1997 to 2015
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJD) evaluation and treatment services for TMJD patients, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, June 2007 to 2015.

Professional Organizations
Fellow member of American Academy of Orofacial Pain
Member, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Member, International Association of Orthodontics
Member, American Orthodontic Society

State of California

Medical-Legal Issues Evaluated
Dr. Villafuerte provides medical-legal evaluations for, but not limited to, the following conditions: Dental & Facial Trauma, Facial and Oral Laceration, Facial Numbness or Paresthesias, Giant Cell (Temporal) Arteritis, Jaw Joint Pain or Fracture, Orofacial Pain, Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJD) and associated muscles, Malocclusion, Maxillary/Mandibular/Alveolar Process Fractures, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Spasm of Masticatory Muscles, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Unilateral Mastication. dental Injuries, dental decay, peridontal disease and xerostomia(dry mouth).


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