Gary Adams DDS – Dentist at TMJ, Sleep and Breathe
Dr. Gary Adams treats patients from all over the Maryland, Virginia and DC Metro area. Some traveling patients come from all over the US and abroad for procedures such as:
- Vivos DNA Appliance Treatment
- Expanders for Kids including ALF, Schwarz, Crozat and Twin Block
- Tongue and Lip Tie Procedures
- Myofunctional Therapy aka Tongue Physical Therapy
- Safe mercury amalgam filling removal technique
Many people who suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction have worn, broken and missing teeth. Dr. Adams finds joy in his practice in replacing teeth permanently with implants. Many individuals have advanced teeth problems from TMD and teeth clenching issues. Dr. Adams makes it his mission to treat and correct the underlying cause of TMD. “No one should have to accept tooth loss and a degrading painful dental condition…my job is to not only replace teeth but to also prevent future tooth loss.” And that is how TMJ treatment, dental implants and sedation dentistry are all connected. Wondering about how Sedation Dentistry is connected? You could have an implant without sedation but who would want to do that? Well, all you really needs is a local anesthetic. Dr. Adams does not require sedation for implants.
Dr. Adams is an accredited member of the IAOMT and an expert in the IAOMT.org Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique. Dr. Adams understands the impact dentistry has on overall health and therefore uses materials that are as safe and as biocompatible as possible for his patients. Dr. Adams uses metal-free restorations only including zirconia crowns and porcelain filling materials. “Every material placed into the mouth has an impact on our system,” says Dr. Adams…”We should select the one with the smallest and safest impact possible.” “Many of our patients do not know we are a holistic dental practice,” and they do not need to know. “My job is to restore dental health” and do so in a manner that will improve overall health.”
Gary Adams DDS received his undergraduate degree from The University of Virginia in biochemistry. Dr. Adams was in the “distinguished majors” program where he did research in the areas of NeuroBiology and Molecular Pharmacology. Dr. Adams received his Doctoral of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Maryland Dental School in 2000. Dr. Adams completed a clerkship in treating medically compromised and special needs also at The University of Maryland Dental School concurrent with his last 2 years of training. Dr. Adams completed a dental anesthesiology residency at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA where he learned how to sedate patients using IV sedation dentistry. Gary Adams DDS has also trained at the Dawson Academy which is a an advanced educational facility focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ/TMD, occlusal problems, cosmetic dentistry, clenching and grinding problems, and teeth wear problems. Dr. Adams also has completed a certification course for treating orthodontic and orthognathic problems with appliances including the ALF and DNA Appliances. Such treatments have been shown to be very effective in treating sleep apnea, airway, and TMJ/TMD problems. Infact, Dr. Adams has learned that there is a major link between TMJ, sleep apnea, and the airway. These later treatments are a major specialty area of the practice.