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David E Rawson, DDS,DABCP
TMJ & sleep Therapy Centre of London Ontario
2083 Wharncliff Road South
London, Ontario Canada

(519) 652-1067

info@TMJandSleepCentre.ca

http://www.tmjandsleepcentre.ca


Dr. David E. Rawson is a 1974 graduate of Dentistry from The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He spent his first five years as a Dental Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces serving in Halifax N.S. and Kingston Ontario.

He opened a General Practice in London, Ontario in 1979 and has maintained a keen interest in the dynamics of the growing face and dentition. He uses orthodontics to treat unfavourable conditions early in children.

Since 1998, Dr. Rawson has traveled extensively over North America studying with the leaders in Chronic head and neck pain, Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), Orthodontics and Sleep disordered breathing which includes snoring and sleep apnea.

In 2003 Dr. Rawson opened the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of London, Ontario which is solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. He incorporates an holistic approach to treating patients and uses a multi disciplinary team to enhance the treatments started in his centre. Approaches included are Cranial Sacral Therapy, Massage Therapy, Nutritional analysis and referral to the appropriate medical facility where indicated..

Dr. Rawson and his well trained and dedicated staff see patients, young and old, daily who suffer needlessly from headaches and sleep disorders which can now be treated effectively using modern technology and new treatment concepts.

Dr. Rawson is Board Certified as Diplomate with the America Board of Craniofacial Pain, is an adjunct clinical professor at the School of Dentistry at Western; is the founder and President of S.M.I.L.E., an Orthopedic Study Club for colleagues in SW Ontario and keeps active in a number of organizations in his profession.

Thursday
Nov082012

Safety of Over the Counter Dental Appliances, with Dr. David Rawson, of London, Ontario, Canada

Dr. David Rawson, of the  TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in London, Ontario, Canada feels that patients today are feeling let down by the medical profession and are needing to search for their own products and services.  Dr. Rawson warns that this is essentially no different than walking into a drugstore and diagnosing yourself by getting your own medication.

Dr. Rawson says that one needs to compare what they're buying as a product vs. the service they are getting from a trained professional.

Dr. David Rawson's practice, the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre, is in London, Ontario and he is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV.

Monday
Oct012012

Sleep Better TV Testimonial, with Dr. David Rawson of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in London, Ontario

Dr. David Rawson, of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in London, Ontario is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV.  In struggling to become well-versed in the digital world as far as marketing his practice, he realized how patients use Google for everything.  "There seems to be an implied authority for what they find on the computer," says Dr. Rawson.

Dr. Rawson had a very positive experience when shooting his 8 videos for Sleep Better TV.  Having been in Scottsdale, Arizona for a conference, he met with Scott Drake of Sequence Media Group at the studio.  Having sent some questions ahead of time made for a very relaxed, casual experience where Dr. Rawson did not feel intimidated.

Dr. Rawson's patients feel like they already know him even before a first visit, as they've seen and heard him before through online video.  Even better, patients have a place to go back to and through watching the videos, "that's where the real learning takes place," he says.

Dr. David Rawson's practice, the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre, is in London, Ontario and he is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV.

Thursday
May102012

The Importance of Physician Relationships for Dentists in the Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is technically a medical condition that dentists in North America are not allowed to diagnosis, according to Dr. David Rawson of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in London, Ontario Canada.  Initially, he says, we need to understand how dentists can be effective therapists involved in this condition and in doing so, we need direction and to work with physicians.

In his practice, Dr. Rawson is required to develop relationships with physicians and understands it is not as effecient as it could be.  He notes that many physicians are poorly trained in sleep apnea and are over-worked, so for patients, it is very hard to find a physician who can make the diagnosis.

Dr. David Rawson is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV and more information on the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in London, Ontario Canada can be found here.

Thursday
May102012

Getting Patients to Understand the Significance of Lack of Sleep

Dr. David Rawson, of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of London, Ontario Canada speaks with Sleep Better TV about how patients of his and his colleagues have a hard time understanding the significance of lack of sleep.  In this "go-go society," he says, "we really have to sit people down and make them understand."

Dr. Rawson uses strong words to get patient's attention to the matter, as it's a very difficult thing to educate patients on.  For patients who have had a recent surgery or significant weight gain, for example, they can attribute the lack of sleep to scenarios such as those but generally speaking, looking backward is very hard for most patients.  Dr. Rawson notes that one of the benefits is having the patient's bed partner come into the office to fill in the gaps.

Dr. David Rawson is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV and more information on the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in London, Ontario Canada.

Thursday
May102012

What Patients Can Expect on Their First Visit, Featuring Dr. David Rawson of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in London, Ontario Canada

When patients set up their initial appointment with Dr. David Rawson, they are told that they will have a different experience.  The first visit at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in London, Ontario Canada will last two to three hours.  Patients complete a number of pages asking about their medical history and a very extensive physical exam.

Dr. Rawson spends a lot of time during this initial visit explaining what their problem is and wants to give them a diagnosis at this first visit.  To that end, Dr. Rawson will peform x-rays and imaging and can explain to them what a normal airway would look like compared to their and what a normal jaw looks like compared to theirs.

When patients leave the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre, they have a very clear understanding that this is something that can be fixed and how long it will take, how much it will cost and how much better they are expected to feel.

Dr. Rawson emphasizes that he does everything structurally and holistically, without drugs or surgery.  "Patients are often surprised how simply and effectively we can treat them," Dr. Rawson says.

Dr. David Rawson is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV and is with the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in London, Ontario Canada.