Our Doctors
TMJ & SLEEP THERAPY CENTRE OF SAN DIEGO

Steven Olmos, DDS

International Educator and Founder of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centres International

Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain

Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine

Diplomate, Academy of Integrative Pain Management

FAAOP, FAACP, FICCMO, FADI, FIAO

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Steven Olmos has been in private practice for over 35 years with the last 30 years devoted to research and treatment of Craniofacial Pain, TMD, and Sleep Disordered Breathing. He obtained his DDS from USC (University of Southern California) School of Dentistry and has continued his education with over 4,500 hours dedicated to research and treatment in the field of mandibular orthopedic dysfunction and sleep disordered breathing. Dr. Olmos is board certified in both craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine. He is the founder of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centres International with over 45 licensed Centre’s spanning 7 countries dedicated exclusively to the treatment of these disorders. Dr. Olmos has been honored for his contributions to dentistry with Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International and the 2008 AACP Haden-Stack Award for his contributions to education in the field of TMD and Craniofacial Pain.

These protocols are an assimilation of his knowledge base which is reflected by his certifications in all philosophies of treatment both medical and dental.

Dr. Olmos is President of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the largest association of dentists with an interest and focus on temporomandibular disorders, craniofacial pain, and dental sleep medicine.

In his limited spare time, Dr. Olmos loves to take his beautiful family to the ballpark to watch his favorite team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He especially enjoys watching them beat the Padres! In the fall you will catch him checking in on his Alma Mater, USC Football or cycling down the roads of Alpine on his favorite piece of machinery, his bicycle. Be sure to wave if you see him!



Doug Smith, DDS, FAACP

Dr. Douglas Smith comes from the East coast. He received a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1973 from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He served as a practicing chemist and won chemistry awards prior to attending New York University Dental School from 1978 to 1982. Dr. Smith completed his General Dentistry Residency at University Hospital in New Jersey and established a private practice in Manalapan, New Jersey in 1983. In 2005, he moved cross country to join the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego, CA. Dr. Smith has more than 2,500 hours of continuing education with a concentration in TMD, Craniofacial Pain and Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders. Dr. Smith was awarded Fellowship status in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain in 2005

Dr. Smith is a sports junkie! When he has time you will find him watching any and all sporting events.  From Alabama Football, to the NY Mets, to the NY Knicks or the NY Jets, there is always a game to be watched.  He is hoping this will be the year for one of his beloved teams.



Farshid Ariz, D.M.D.

Dr. Ariz is a 1989 graduate of the Boston University School of Dentistry where he received his DMD degree. In 1991, he received his Certification in Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Periodontics. He is an Assistant Professor to Advanced Periodontics over for 24 years at Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California.

Dr. Ariz is a Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain (ABCP) and he has extensive training in orthopedic Craniofacial dysfunction. He has treated patients with Craniofacial pain,TMJ soreness and jaw discomfort, primary headaches, face, neck and shoulder pain. 

He is also board eligible in American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine (ABCDSM) were he is treated patients for Obstructed Sleep Apnea and snoring, daytime drowsiness and patients who are CPAP intolerance.

Beside lecturing and presenting in academia and educational meetings, Dr. Ariz is involved in TMJ & Sleep Therapy Research for non-surgical therapy to improved quality of life.

His expertise includes implantology, esthetic implant surgery, esthetic periodontal therapy, and full mouth reconstruction. 

Dr. Ariz is a member of the American Academy of periodontology, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Osseointegration and a member of the Medical Review Institute of America, Inc.