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Alan C. Newman, DDS
Pain Center - Headache, Orofacial Pain and Sleep Apnea Program
Alan Newman, DDS, is a dentist at the Headache, Orofacial Pain and Sleep Apnea Program at Cedars-Sinai's Pain Center.
He treats patients with pain and/or dysfunction of the head, jaw and neck such as:
- Jaw pain, jaw noises, and other temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
- Muscular pains of the head and neck such as myofascial pain, myalgia, and spasm.
- Headaches such as migraine headaches, chronic migraine headaches, chronic daily headaches, cluster headaches, tension type headaches, hemicrania continua, rebound headaches, SUNCT, and hypnic headaches.
- Trigeminal neuralgia.
- Occipital neuralgia.
- Burning mouth syndrome.
- Post herpetic neuralgia.
- Atypical facial pain.
He treats patients who have snoring and/or sleep apnea with custom made oral appliances.
He earned his bachelor's degree in biology with honors at Rutgers University in his home state of New Jersey.
He moved to California in 1990 to attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry. During his time at UCLA he met his wife and decided to make California his permanent home.
He then completed a general practice residency program at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident during his second year. After the residency program he maintained a private practice and joined the UCLA dental school faculty and taught restorative dentistry.
In 1997 Dr. Newman was offered a residency in the UCLA Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction program, where he again served as Chief Resident.
Since completing his residency, he has been in practice at Cedars-Sinai and continues as a faculty member at UCLA.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 young children. He also can be found playing his guitar when he has a spare moment between working, family time and exercising.