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ABOUT US

Welcome to
THE JAW AND FACIAL PAIN CENTRE

The Jaw & Facial Pain Centre was co-founded by Dr. Sid Lisser and Dr. Chris Oswald. The centre is a division of The Centre for Fitness, Health and Performance, a multidisciplinary health clinic in Toronto, Canada. Our mission is to assist patients who are suffering from jaw and/or facial pain through an accurate diagnosis and an individualized treatment plan. We most commonly treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) related disorders and/or head, neck and facial pain.

We work collaboratively as a healthcare team to help each individual patient experience the greatest level of comfort and normal functioning. We are successful in our treatments because of our thorough diagnostic and treatment efforts, thus resulting in significant improvements in symptoms and in your quality of life.

 

Dr. Sid Lisser leads this division and has 20+ years of jaw-related experience. Our team practices a conservative rehabilitation approach and works closely with Mt. Sinai Hospital and many of Toronto and the GTA's dentists, ENTs, and orthodontists.  

  • What is the TMJ?
    The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is your jaw joint that resides just beside your ears. Unfortunately, the TMJ is often misunderstood and misinformed as being a diagnosis. We all have two TMJs, one on each side - it is not a diagnosis, it is anatomy.
  • Do I need a referral to book an assessment?
    A referral is not needed to book an assessment. However, many of our patients are referred by their doctor, dentist, etc. A referral may be needed to be reimbursed by your health benefits plan so it is always best practice to review your coverage options.
  • Who will conduct my initial assessment?
    Dr. Sid Lisser will conduct your initial assessment, provide a diagnosis, and recommend the best treatment plan to resolve your current issue. Learn more about Dr. Lisser by clicking here.
  • If I am late or miss my appointment, will I be charged?"
    We have a 48-hour (2 business day) cancellation policy in our office. You will be charged the full price of your appointment if you do not cancel/reschedule before the 48-hour period. If you are late for your appointment, the practitioner may not be able to provide effective and safe treatment, please be on time as we book our appointments back-to-back. There are exceptions such as family emergencies or sickness, we are accommodating and will try our best to reschedule you if possible. Please call our office at 416-972-6279 if you are unable to make your appointment or if you are running late.
  • Will anyone manipulate or "crack" my jaw?"
    Our treatment approach for jaw and facial pain does not include manipulations of the jaw. We treat by a variety of soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercises, and bio-mechanic techniques, and education.
  • How long are appointments?
    Your assessment will be 30 minutes, follow-up appointments are typically 15 minutes in length.
  • Are the treatments covered under health benefit plans?
    Most health benefit plans through employer or individual insurance will cover our services. The patient is required to pay the treatment fee after their session and is issued a receipt to submit to their insurer for reimbursement. We do not directly bill the insurance company on behalf of the patient.
  • Can you prescribe mouth guards or splints?
    It is not within our scope of practice to prescribe or fit for mouth guards. If we believe this is warranted we can refer you to the appropriate health professionals.

MEET THE TEAM

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Dr. Chris Oswald

Chiropractor, Clinic Owner

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Dr. Merrill Ong

Chiropractor, Oral Facial Pain Therapist

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Dr. Sam Yaghmour

Chiropractor, Oral Facial Pain Therapist

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Cathy Donkersley, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist,

Oral Facial Pain Therapist

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Dr. Sandy Huynh

Naturopathic Doctor, Oral Facial Pain Therapist

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Josh Bromley, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

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Dr. Brett Guist

Chiropractor, Oral Facial Pain Therapist

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Dr. Brittany Kucharski

Chiropractor, Oral Facial Pain Therapist

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Tu Anh Luong, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

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Colby Bucci, MScPT

Physiotherapist, Vestibular Therapist,

Oral Facial Pain Therapist, Clinic Owner

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Dr. Amelia Edmonds

Chiropractor, Oral Facial Pain Therapist

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Henry Xu, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

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Dr. Alicia Howard

Psychotherapist

Music Therapy

The Jaw & Facial Pain Centre is a division of The Centre for Fitness, Health and Performance. This multidisciplinary clinic is home to the rest of our health care team. Follow the link to learn more www.cffhp.com or call now at (416) 972-6279.

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