About TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego

For more than 15 years, TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego has been helping adults and children with these conditions. We understand the complexities of orofacial pain and sleep-related breathing disorders and how they overlap and impact the lives of millions.

The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego provides professional patient care for Orofacial Pain and Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders. Orofacial Pain encompasses a variety of pain disorders of the head (cranium), face (facial), temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and neck pain. Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders encompasses a variety of snoring, upper airway resistance, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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 the last 15 years. Throughout his professional years as a dentist, he encountered patients with symptoms related to temporomandibular joint dysfunctions (TMDs) and was led to inquire more about these issues including primary headaches, nerve pain, and sleep related breathing disorders. Dr. Sainsbury completed his residency program at the University of Southern California where he obtained a master’s degree in orofacial pain and oral medicine.

Here at The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre, he is able to address the issues people face with a non-surgical, therapeutic approach and identify the root causes of tmd/tmj & sleep related issues. Outside of work, Dr. Sainsbury enjoys spending time with his family and friends which includes attending collegiate sporting events (cheering on his alma mater, the University of Washington Huskies – Go Dawgs!), Padres games, hiking, traveling, church, and enjoying all that life has to offer. He believes it is important to practice mindfulness and attends meditation retreats as often as he can. Dr. Sainsbury is board certified in orofacial pain and has garnered many awards and recognitions throughout his life – but the most important ones are the “thank-you’s” from his patients.

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 is passing 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.

Dr. Sainsbury and Dr. Olmos

Our Team

Jana Pereira

Clinical Assistant

Learn more about what our patients have to say

about the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego

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!
Naz Mahroo
Naz Mahroo
So amazing. Dr. Sainsbury is a skilled , knowledgeable amazing practitioner . I will highly recommend him.
Adriana Vergara
Adriana Vergara
Staff is professional and courteous. Dr. Saisbury is hands-on, very easy to talk to and explains. Which was non-existent with the previous doctor. Thank you.
Carmen Belflower
Carmen Belflower
This place is amazing. The staff was such a friendly, helpful group. The doctor took the time to show me and explain to me everything. Such a positive experience. So impressed. I feel like there is a real team approach. Highly recommend
Amy Roberts
Amy Roberts
I'm genuinely surprised by the negative reviews because my experience has been nothing short of positive. Right from my initial conversation with Victoria, I was met with a pleasant encounter. My first appointment was scheduled promptly, and I was eager to be seen. Having endured jaw pain for a significant portion of my life, which has recently escalated to affecting my sleep and overall quality of life, I was relieved to have found them. The entire staff exudes friendliness and warmth, making it easy for me to ask questions and gain valuable information. Dr. Sainsbury's authenticity shines through, and I believe he is genuinely invested in helping me. While the cost is substantial, it's worth noting that my PPO insurance isn't accepted, which is more a reflection on insurance companies not recognizing TMJD as a covered condition. It's unfortunate, but it doesn't diminish the positive experience I've had at the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Center.
Laurie Houston
Laurie Houston
I had an excellent experience with Dr Sainsbury. He explained to me and showed me why I was experiencing jaw pain. He answered all of my questions and he put together a 90 day treatment plan. His office staff was friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre.