Dallas TMJ Dentist
Dr. Becky Coats is dedicated to dentistry that changes lives, which is why she has chosen to become a TMJ dentist. In her work as a TMJ dentist, Dr. Becky Coats has been able to help people who were suffering with jaw pain, headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, and other symptoms and were unable to get relief from their regular dentist, their doctor, and even specialists. You can read the reviews of some of these patients on our website, watch their videos, or just ask around. When people talk about a TMJ dentist in Grapevine, they’re probably talking about Dr. Becky Coats.
Dr. Becky Coats has the temperament, the training, and the technology to be the leading TMJ dentist in the Dallas area.
A Compassionate TMJ DentistMany people with TMJ struggle to get someone to listen. They often go through many doctors and even TMJ dentists who simply ignore their pain, downplay it, or recommend the same old treatments they’ve tried again and again.
Dr. Coats is a TMJ dentist who is dedicated to finding relief for every patient, and that begins with a compassionate approach. Dr. Coats will sit down and listen to your experience. She will ask questions that help her understand what you’ve been through so she can chart a better way forward.
Advanced Training as a TMJ Dentist
Dr. Becky Coats is among the best trained TMJ dentists in the Dallas area. She received her dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School. Then she took an advanced general dentistry residency at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. Then she pursued further education at the leading institution for TMJ dentists in the world: the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Here she learned the neuromuscular dentistry approach to the treatment of TMJ.
Dr. Coats is also a TMJ dentist who recognizes the link between TMJ and sleep apnea, and has received extensive training in sleep apnea treatment. Overall, she has acquired more than 1000 hours of continuing education since receiving her dental degree.
In recognition of her extensive training, Dr. Coats was awarded a Mastership by the Academy of General Dentistry in 2008. Dr. Coats is the youngest female recipient of the MAGD, laying an excellent foundation for her work as a TMJ dentist.
- LVI Fellow, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
- Mastership Award in Academy of General Dentistry, Member
- Fellowship Award in the Academy of General Dentistry
- Fellowship Award in the International Dental Implant Association (FIDIA)
- Chief Resident, Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency
- Member, IACA, The International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics
- Member, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Voted “Top Doc” by Living Magazine
- Clinical Award for Excellence, UTHSCSA Dental School
- Member, Texas Academy of General Dentistry
- Denture Fountain of Youth® Dentist
- Invisalign® certified Dentist
- Honorable Mention, Greater Houston Dental Meeting Table Clinic Presentation
- Scholarship Award, Texas Association of Women Dentists
- Dean’s List, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School
- Early Dual Degree Acceptance Program
- Dean’s List, Texas Tech University
- Golden Key National Honor Society
- Xi Psi Phi – Alumni
- Texas Tech Alumni
High Tech TMJ Care
Dr. Coats knows that it takes the right tools to do the job right. That’s why she’s assembled all the technologies that a TMJ dentist needs to properly diagnose and treat the condition.
T-Scan is a digital bite measurement device. It allows Dr. Coats to measure the amount of force you’re biting down with in real time. This identifies how much bite force is being put on each tooth, even allowing us to identify areas where you experience excessive force, even for a little while.
The K-7 system is an excellent complement to T-Scan. Dr. Coats can learn about your jaw joints and muscles with the K-7 system. K-7 includes three interrelated measurements. Digital jaw tracking allows her to see the exact movements of your jaws so she can identify any irregular motions or bad habits. Electrosonography allows Dr. Coats to understand the sounds of your jaw joint, and identify when joint tissues are being ground, damaged, or displaced. Electromyography measures the tension in your jaw muscles. Overworked jaw muscles can be a major contributor to TMJ related jaw pain and dysfunction. These two tools combined give us a real time picture of your jaw function, from your muscles to your teeth, including your jaw joints.
We complement these real-time measurements with static but detailed pictures of your mouth and jaw system using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). CBCT constructs a 3D image of your mouth and jaw, allowing us to look at how your jaw position impacts the configuration of the temporomandibular joint, your airway, and other systems in the area. This helps Dr. Coats understand how your teeth and muscles can be contributing to the jaw dysfunction you are experiencing.
In the hands of a well-trained TMJ dentist, these tools can lead to accurate diagnosis and treatment of your condition.
Are You Looking for a TMJ Dentist in Dallas?
If you are suffering TMJ symptoms, TMJ dentist Dr. Becky Coats can help. Even if your current doctor or dentist hasn’t been able to get you relief, Dr. Coats may be able to help you find the secret that is causing your symptoms. She will then recommend appropriate treatment so you can join the many TMJ sufferers who have found relief at the BITE center for TMJ, Sleep, and Reconstruction
To learn more about what makes TMJ dentist Dr. Coats special, please call (817) 481-6888 today for an appointment.