NOVA Orofacial Pain, TMD & Dental Sleep Medicine

Our mission

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. American Academy of Orofacial Pain Press Release can be found here 

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(703) 389-0111

5222 Rolling Rd. Burke, VA 22015

Meet Dr. Gabriel, DDS, DABOP, FAAOP

Board Certified Orofacial Pain Specialist
Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain 
Fellow, American Academy of Orofacial Pain

Dr. Gabriel trained extensively in a 2-year Orofacial Pain Residency program at the University of Kentucky, and managed more than 1300 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. Gabriel 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.

Dental Sleep Medicine

Dental Sleep Medicine involves the use of oral appliances for the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders (SBD) such as obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.

TMD Treatment

A collective term embracing a number of clinical problems that involve the masticatory musculature, the TMJ and associated structure or both.

“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.”

Patients' Testimonial

Dr. Gabriel 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!!

Ramy Elmery

Dr. Gabriel 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.

Kathy Rones

Dr. Gabriel is very knowledgeable and skilled professional. I highly recommend this dental practice!!

Dave G.

Dr. Gabriel takes her time listening and asking questions about your problem and concerns. She starts out with low impact remedies and will suggest modifications as needed. I highly recommend her.

Rose Russo

Dr. Gabriel 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

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