Dr. Stephen D Smith and Staff were featured in the program "Latest Advances in Medicine" Dr. Smiths' presentation topic "Treatment of Sleep Apnea with Oral Appliances"
Dr. Stephen David Smith is a graduate of Lafayette College and received his D.M.D degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He served in the United States Army Dental Corps, including a term of duty in Vietnam. He is currently Professor of Maxillo-Temporomandibular Disorders, Ear, Nose & Throat Department at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathetic Medicine. He founded the Temporomandibular center at the college and developed a mini-residency tutorial program in craniofacial pain and temporomandibular orthopedic. He has published numerous scientific papers and lectured extensively to medical, dental, physical therapy, and legal societies throughout the United States and abroad.
With over 40 years of clinical experience, he maintains his private dental practice outside Philadelphia in Paoli Pennsylvania. Dr. Smith has over 2500 hours of continuing post-graduate education ensuring that his patients receive the most advanced care. He authored a five-volume “Atlas of Temporomandibular Orthopedics”
Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain , Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. His primary practice emphasis is on TMJ/TMD temporomandibular disorders, headache/craniofacial pain, and oral appliance therapy for snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease. Specially designed oral appliances, along with head/neck/jaw meuromuscular physiotherapies can significantly improve quality of living.
Dr. Smith, his associate Dr. Kem Moser, and his caring staff are dedicated to providing a comprehensive, conservative team approach to treatment of TMJ disorders, associated movement disorders, facial pain, headache and sleep apnea.
Our practice is delighted to have Dr. Kem Moser affiliated with our Paoli practice. Dr. Moser is certified by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine as a Diplomate. He has a background in General Dentistry, and currently focuses on orthodontics, TMD, snoring and sleep apnea. He is past President of the Pennsylvania Craniomandibular Society.
Dr. Moser is a graduate of Lafayette College, Temple University Dental School, Maryland School of Dentistry and served with the U.S. Public Health Service. He has had a holistic family dental practice in Kennett Square for 28 years. His practice is now limited to corrections of the Cranio-mandibular system with special emphasis on Cranio-sacral corrections, muscle tension and migraine headaches. He also deals with correction of sleep breathing disorders including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with comfortable and effective oral appliances. This includes cosmetic/functional correction of orthodontic problems with special emphasis on early intervention and posture correction in young children.
Dr. Moser is expert in relating patients’ chronic pain, headaches, and musculoskeletal problems to the TMJ and bite discrepancies. He is able to make adjustments to the bite which can affect the neck and back areas and Cranio-sacral system. Dr Moser is skilled at the palpation of cranial motion and the cranial sacral system as it relates to orthopedic and jaw occlusal imbalances. He stresses the importance of nutritional supplementation and whole body dentistry with empahsis on the structural integrity of the human frame and nervous system.