Meet Dr. Jeremy Abbott

Dr. Jeremy Abbott is orofacial pain specialist that was residency trained at UCLA School of Dentistry in orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine. His practice is limited the management of sleep apnea, those patients with both TMJ disorders and sleep apnea, and injury related orofacial pain.

For those unfamiliar with dental specialty of orofacial pain, it includes the treatment of temporomandibular muscle and joint (TMJ) disorders, jaw movement disorders, neuropathic and neurovascular pain disorders, headache, and sleep disorders. It is the only dental specialty training that is required to have formal training in sleep medicine. Additionally, orofacial pain is the newest specialty recognized by the American Dental Association and the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards.

Dr. Abbott studied biochemistry at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He attended dental school at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Southern California where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Following dental school, Dr. Abbott practiced general dentistry in Oregon and Arizona for 15 years before going on to complete his specialty training in orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine at the UCLA School of Dentistry. Following the completion of his residency, he practiced orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine in an otolaryngology (ENT) medical practice and an oral surgery practice in California, before moving to Maryland to join Sylvan Mintz, DDS in his practice.

Until the retirement of his partner and mentor Dr. Mintz, Dr. Abbott was a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in the Department of Oral Surgery and the University of Maryland Medical Center. His prior affiliations include the Naval Postgraduate Dental School, Loma Linda University, and the Orofacial Pain Clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Dr. Abbott lectures both locally and internationally on TMJ disorders and dental sleep medicine. He has authored multiple journal articles, and he continues to perform research in the field of dental sleep medicine and TMJ disorders. Dr. Abbott is certified by the American Board of Orofacial Pain (ABOP), and he holds diplomate status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM). He is one of the few dentists in the nation that hold both statuses. He is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP), and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).

Dr. Abbott’s office is conveniently located in Rockville/North Bethesda, and he is dedicated to providing personalized specialty care for patients in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia to help them improve their sleep and manage their pain.