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If you are seeking TMJ or Sleep Treatment in San Diego, look no further.  We have developed a proven system for the diagnosis and treatment of orofacial pain as well as sleep-related breathing disorders.

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7879 El Cajon Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91942

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jody riley
jody riley
Excellent care!! !!!I feel so much better !! Thank you!!!
Mary Prendergast
Mary Prendergast
I have been seeing the specialists at La Mesa's TMJ Centre since the mid-1990s when my dentist referred me to Dr. Smith. I am utterly please with the care. My headaches, jaw pain have majorly improved. I feel comfortable and confident in their care and am faithful wearing my appliances. Dr. Smith has retired and the new doctor has the same caring attitude.
Brittany Gasner
Brittany Gasner
Such a beautiful office, comforting, always welcomed with smiling faces. LOVE coming in weekly for my tmj therapy with Kylee, she is so knowledgeable and listens to my needs as a patient. Great team here! Thanks Dr.Brad and crew!
Renee Wilkinson
Renee Wilkinson
Wonderful staff. Clean and stylish lobby with very knowledgeable team. Genuinely cares for their patients and anyone that is there to consult with a professional on their issues. Victoria was exceptional and the doctor made me feel comfortable as I have high anxiety going to dentists/doctors.
Andrew Cross, II
Andrew Cross, II
TMJ is always friendly and very helpful. They are more concerned about “YOU” as a patient and your health, than getting you in and out quickly!
Barbara Blaney
Barbara Blaney
Doctors are smart, respectful and actually listen to patient needs. Supported by an amazing team of women, from the front desk to behind the scenes, who deal with patients in a kind,considerate way that is not often found at most dr's offices today.
Anthony Delgado
Anthony Delgado
I recently went thru treatment for some jaw pain and popping, and had great results! I didn't have a referral at first but I was looking around online to see if I could find a professional to check out the problems I was having. You start off with a consultation and go thru several exams and testing which I felt were comprehensive and convinced me to pursue the 3 month treatment. The downside is that insurance may not cover the visits and treatment regiment, but it was definitely worth the money. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for TMJ treatment. The staff and doctor are also very friendly and knowledgeable
m s
m s
Dr Sainsbury, Victoria, THANK YOU! As a fellow colleague who found herself in urgent need of help with her child, I cannot express enough gratitude or say enough about this office's mission and compassion! Although Dr Sainsbury doesn't usually see patients on Fridays, after Victoria relayed my story to him, he offered to come to the office to see my child and help in any way he could. And that he did! Dr Sainsbury was personable, clearly very knowledgeable and clear on his diagnosis and recommendations. He helped put my teen at ease immediately. Although in this case the diagnosis did not fall squarely into the TMJ realm, the attitude was not one of "sorry can't help you, bye" as is a little too often in healthcare. Dr Sainsbury clearly had a deep understanding of not only his field but the associated fields. He was sympathetic and offered pain relief services as well as take home products, self care advice and suggestions as to next steps. Everything a patient in pain (or parent of one!) would hope to find in their treating clinician! Willing and able to help! Thank you!

Experienced TMJ Dentists serving San Diego County

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What do we treat?

Our treatments focus on orofacial pain and sleep-related breathing disorders.


Orofacial Pain

Orofacial Pain encompasses disorders of the cranium and face (facial), including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and neck pain.


Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

Sleep-Related breathing disorders encompass snoring, upper airway resistance, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Dr. Sainsbury and Dr. Olmos

Dr. Steven Olmos is Proud to Pass the Baton!

Dr. Olmos, a renowned expert in the field of craniofacial pain and sleep breathing disorders, has announced that he has passed ownership of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego to Dr. Brad Sainsbury.

More Than 20 Years of Excellence Continues

Dr. Olmos has been an integral part of the centre since its inception and has been instrumental in its growth and success. He has dedicated his career to helping patients suffering from TMJ disorders and sleep apnea, and has trained hundreds of dentists around the world in the latest treatment techniques.

Dr. Sainsbury Brings Experience

Dr. Sainsbury will continue to build on Dr. Olmos’ legacy of providing exceptional care to patients with TMJ disorders and sleep apnea, and ensure that the Centre remains at the forefront of this rapidly evolving field. An expert in his own right, Dr. Sainsbury has been providing excellent care to his patients for over 15 years and will continue to rise through the field of TMJ & Sleep Therapy.

Are you or a loved one feeling pain or sleep-deprivation?

There are a lot of items on the market that claim they treat TMJ pain and sleep disorders. Most of these products offer little to no relief. Why is that? Because both TMJ pain and sleep disorders are secondary conditions that are caused by an underlying primary condition. Just what this condition is will vary from patient to patient. However, without treating it, no progress will be seen. We have developed a proven system for the diagnosis and treatment of orofacial pain, which includes facial pain, joint pain, ear pain, and even migraines. San Diego residents also can count on our expert approach to sleep-related breathing disorders, which we are able to treat without surgery. Our methods have helped adults live better lives, eliminated headaches in children, and even solved cases of chronic bed wetting.

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About Pain & Sleep

About Pain & Sleep

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About Dr. Brad Sainsbury

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Dr. Brad Sainsbury, D.D.S, M.S.

Fellow American Academy of Orofacial Pain.
Diplomate American Board of Orofacial Pain.

Dr. Sainsbury has been practicing general dentistry for 15 years. Throughout his professional years, he encountered patients with symptoms related to temporomandibular joint disfunctions (TMDs) and wanted to find out more about these issues including primary headaches, nerve pain, and sleep related breathing disorders. He began a residency program at the University of Southern California where he obtained a master’s degree in orofacial pain and oral medicine and is board certified in orofacial pain. 

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Over 70 Centres Located in 7 Countries

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Decades of Combined Experience



Tens of Thousands of Patients Treated

Tens of Thousands