We strive to achieve the highest quality of care for patients with TMD, orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine conditions. This involves an interdisciplinary team to help patients achieve their highest level of jaw function and movement, while reducing orofacial pain utilizing state-of-the-art treatment techniques.
ADA Recognized Specialty
On March 31, 2020, Orofacial Pain became the 12th ADA recognized specialty. The specialty of Orofacial Pain is dedicated to the evidenced-based understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, etiology, prevention, and treatment of these disorders and improving access to interdisciplinary patient care. A list of ADA specialties can be found here.
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5222 Rolling Rd. Burke, VA 22015
Meet Dr. Hezkial, DDS, DABOP, FAAOP
Board Certified Orofacial Pain Specialist
Diplomate, American board of Orofacial pain
Fellow, American academy of Orofacial pain
Dr. Hezkial trained extensively in a 2-year Orofacial Pain Residency program at the University of Kentucky, and managed more than 400 patients, suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Snoring, and various disorders related to Temporomandibular Joints Disorders (TMD). During her postgraduate residency program in Orofacial Pain and afterwards, Dr. Hezkial treated a wide variety of oral medical conditions including Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Myofascial Pain, Dystonia, Burning Mouth Syndrome, Central post stroke pain, Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and post-radiation oral cancer patients. She is skilled in managing atypical facial pain such as Trigeminal Neuralgia, Headaches Attributed to TMDs, and Neuropathic Pain Disorders, as well as trained in smoke cessation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
“We provide care to patients with TMJ (temporomandibular joint), jaw, head, and/or neck pain disorders, including clicking, locking of the TMJ, difficulty using the jaw and atypical toothaches. We also provide care for sleep-related breathing disorders, including sleep apnea and snoring.”
Dr. Hezkial listened to every word I said, she spent more than one hour listening to me, explained my condition thoroughly, and discussed my treatment options in details. She put me at ease with her gentle, and down to earth demeanor. I highly recommend her!!
Dr. Hezkial is a wonderful dental specialist. I highly recommend her. In my case, she took the time to fully discuss my medical history with jaw and neck pain and teeth grinding, and we discussed previous treatment I had received and the results. She was very attentive and thorough in our discussion and her examination of me. She clearly explained her recommendations for treatment to address my chronic neck pain and bruxism (separate issues), and headaches. As she promised, she quickly followed up and consulted about my case with two other doctors who have been treating me.
Dr. Hezkial is a knowledgeable,compassionate, very patient oriented,and very very kind physician , with a wonderful “chair side “ manner ! I developed a TMJ problem and I saw several other dentists etc. hoping to solve my dilemma,but one visit to her office ,and the problem was identified. I put my faith and confidence in her and I’m happy I did . Five Golden Stars for a wonderful physician!!!! Janette Woods