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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, Sacramento, CA 95814
256 San Jose St. #A, Salinas, CA 93901
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, Faculty of Odontology, Dentistry, D.D.S, 1976

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

Board Certification
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 present

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
TMD evaluation and treatment services for sleep apnea patients, Mills Peninsula Medical Group, October 1997 to present
TMD evaluation and treatment services for TMD patients, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, June 2007 to present

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
Dental & Facial Trauma, Facial and Oral Laceration, Facial Numbness or Paresthesias, Giant Cell (Temporal) Arteritis, Jaw Joint Pain or Fracture, Orofacial Pain, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders and associated muscles, Occult Cavities in Jawbones, Malocclusion, Maxillary/Mandibular/Alveolar Process Fractures, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Spasm of Masticatory Muscles, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Unilateral Mastication


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