Dr. Paul Piontkowski
Dr. Paul Piontkowski is the Director of The Washington TMJ & Sleep Therapy Center. For three decades, he has successfully treated thousands of people suffering from complex dental problems, TMJ, and sleep breathing related disorders with conservative, non-surgical treatments.
Dr. Piontkowski graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1984 in the top 10% of his class and received three of Georgetown’s top awards for Excellence, Outstanding Achievement, and Performance. He then entered into a formal residency at Georgetown University in the diagnosis and management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and advanced restorative dentistry. Throughout his nearly 30 years of practice, he has continued his advanced training through continuing education programs in order to successfully treat individuals with these complex problems.
In 1985, Dr. Piontkowski became the co-founder of The Washington TMJ Center, which is known today as The Washington TMJ & Sleep Therapy Center. His practice is dedicated to treating those suffering from chronic head, neck, and facial pain due to underlying craniofacial and TMJ disorders, as well as individuals with sleep breathing disorders, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, caused by poor jaw and tongue position during sleep, an underdeveloped midface, and maxillary deformity. Regardless of how minimal or extensive the therapy, Dr. Piontkowski personally coordinates and supervises each patient until the disorder has been resolved.
Dr. Piontkowski continues to lecture regularly, educating his professional colleagues on the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ & Sleep breathing disorders. He also continues to stay on top of the latest technologies and treatment therapies through extensive continued education. He is a member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and a Certified Provider of the DNA Appliance® System.
Dr. Piontkowski is licensed as a dentist in the State of Maryland and serves the greater Washington, D.C. Metro Area including the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.