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TMJ Pain, Snoring & Headaches the Focus of Seminar on July 21

Oxnard, California, 07/06/2015

TMJ pain and chronic headaches, as well as sleep troubles like snoring and sleep apnea, will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, July 21.

Brigitte Lovell, M.D., who specializes in headaches and orofacial pain, will lead the seminar that will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard, 600 E. Esplanade Drive.

Chronic headaches, persistent pain from TMJ/TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders) and undiagnosed toothaches can lead to agonizing pain or discomfort in the head, jaw, neck or shoulders. This seminar will provide details about the warning signs, diagnosis and treatment of these problems. Dr. Lovell will discuss:

  • Headache treatment, management and types of headache
  • TMJ/TMD pain: night guards, appliances and injections
  • Sleep apnea/snoring and custom-made alternative dental appliances

Dr. Lovell received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health at A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. She completed a neurology fellowship at the Jefferson Headache Center at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and her residency training in Orofacial Pain at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Lovell is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the American Headache Society. She is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital and Ojai Valley Community Hospital staffs.

Registration is free but reservations are required. Call 1-800/838-3006 or visit

Future scheduled Speaker Series event include: Leg Swelling and Ulceration: Much More about Gravity than Heart Failure August 18 at Community Memorial Hospital, Update in Diabetes Management August 22 at Soule Park Golf Course in Ojai, and Treatment of Low Back Pain September 1 at Community Memorial Hospital.