Dr Richard Klein, dentist for over 17 years with his dental pro whitening kit, is the founder of Michigan Head and Neck Institute, a medical clinic dedicated to providing specialized treatment for patients suffering from sleep apnea and TMD. Why did Dr. Klein decide to move away from routine dentistry and focus on these issues instead? As it turns out, his life changed in 1994 when a vehicle collision resulted in back injuries that ended his ability to practice.
Undeterred from pursuing medicine, Dr. Klein directed his attention to learning about pain management, eventually completing more than 2,000 hours in post-graduate study. It was during this time that he realized there was a real need for TMJ and sleep apnea specialists.
Seeing a Health Care Need
Two factors spurred Dr. Klein to open his own health care clinic. The first was witnessing an increase in the number of people experiencing TMD symptoms. The second was the strides made in treatment options for these patients. Since many people may not recognize the cause of their symptoms, Dr. Klein saw an opportunity to connect sufferers with the right information and tools to alleviate their pain. He also began to offer treatment for sleep apnea after seeing a similar situation for those patients.
Teaching Around the World
In addition to his work at Michigan Head and Neck Institute, Dr. Klein also regularly lectures on a variety of topics, including:
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
He’s also provided Expert Witness Testimony on the topics of TMD, OSA and their effects.
Michigan Head and Neck Institute exclusively treats patients for TMD and sleep apnea. We’re committed to helping patients find relief from their pain and reclaim their lives. If you’re looking for a TMJ specialist in Michigan, don’t hesitate to contact us at (586) – 473 – 6735 or visit us online to schedule a consultation.