Dr. Robert Brown, DDS

Dr. Robert Brown, DDS

Sleep Medicine Dentistry  ·  
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Age 80
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Dr. Robert Brown, DDS is a sleep medicine dentistry practitioner in Danville, CA. He graduated from U C S F Medical Center in 1964 and practices sleep medicine dentistry and orofacial pain dentistry.Read his story

400 El Cerro Blvd Ste 105

Danville, CA 94526

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  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicare

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Dr. Brown's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Brown "Robert Brown, DDS began practicing orthodontics in 1964. He attended U.C. Berkeley, majoring in Physiology, then went on to UCSF Medical Center to complete his training in dentistry and orthodontics. Having a strong interest in science and research, he became a member of the Foundation for Orthodontic Research and worked with some of world's leading orthodontists to advance that field and remain abreast of the latest developments. Dr. Brown has always expressed a sincere interest in the welfare of his patients. Shortly after beginning his practice in 1964 he became very concerned with the flagrant use of drugs in the teenage community. This led to his founding of the Discovery Counseling Center in Danville, CA which is now a pillar of our community, serving thousands of teens and adults with their emotional needs affordably. In June of 1977 he created the first "Dial-A-Ride" for senior citizens called the "Senior Mini Bus Service". This service provided free rides to local seniors to aid in their independence and well being. In the early 70's Dr. Brown became interested in the condition then known as TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction). He also began a pursuit into the study of holistic and alternative medicine. Soon after, he began treating TMJ disorders and myofacial pain dysfunction, MFPD. Working as an orthodontist he was very careful to create a functional bite in addition to being a cosmetically pleasing result. A functional bite aids in the reduction of TMD symptoms. Through his work experience as well as his studies with The Foundation for Orthodontic Research, Dr. Brown was one of the first orthodontists in Contra Costa County who included the consideration of the patient's airway when developing his orthodontic treatment plans. It was common practice to treat crowded teeth and overbites with four bicuspid extraction and headgear. A child would wait until all of their permanent teeth were in and then orthodontic treatment would begin. Unfortunately, many adults today have sleep apnea that was caused by poorly planned orthodontics. Dr. Brown would avoid extractions of permanent teeth whenever possible; start younger, encouraging proper growth and arch development; and develop a mouth and airway that was optimal. In 2005, Dr. Brown's interest in the development of the airway lead him to the study of dental appliances for sleep apnea. He became a member of several sleep organizations and began providing this service to his patients. In 2010, Dr. Brown retired from orthodontics. His passion for helping patients and for remaining active in the dental world, lead to the creation of his practice, Advanced Oral Diagnosis & Treatment Center. Here he is able to focus on TMD therapy and Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea. His holistic approach continues in this practice. His desire to learn the most recent and cutting edge treatment methods continue to this day. Plan some extra time when you come for your appointment with Dr. Brown as he has planned extra time for you as well. In 2014 Dr. Brown became a published author as well. His first book, Why? The Question That Could Save Your Life is available on Amazon and Kindle. He is currently working on his second book and also writes a monthly column for Alive Magazine. His articles are archived at Aliveeastbaycom."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brown "We are a very specialized TMJ and Sleep Apnea practice.  We use holistic methods, avoiding medications.  We work on getting to the underlying cause of the issue rather than simply "putting a bandaid on it".   We want to help our patients to improve their overall health and by doing so, their quality of life."

2  Practice Areas

  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Orofacial Pain Dentistry

13  Conditions Treated

  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tension Headache
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ

2  Procedures

  • Orthotic Treatment
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Uc Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1958
  • U C S F Medical Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1964
  • U C S F Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1962

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Brown has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Brown has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brown's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brown to family and friends
13 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Brown's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Brown Says:
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In the process of updating this profile we have become aware of the low rating our office has on this website.  We believe that this rating is due to the transition that happened when Dr. Brown sold his orthodontic practice in 2010.  For any patient that we haven't provided excellent service to, please accept our sincere apologies.  There are several current reviews on Yelp, perhaps those will help you know better about

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Patient Comments (5)

I love Dr. Brown - he's a genius., and I always feel better after seeing him for my jaw pain. I drive an hour to see him and would pay out of pocket for his service - he's that good.
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caring, professional, honest, and tell wonderful fishing stories.
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What a fabulous medical/dental experience! This father/daughter team are exceptionally diligent in their care. I was treated respectfully from the moment I contacted the office and Dr Brown assured me that he would work with me to assure that my appliance both fit perfectly and was effective. So...more
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We have been patients of Dr. Brown for 10 years. He and his staff have always been very accommodating and professional. They are also very welcoming wether you are in for your office visit or calling on the phone. We would definitely recommend him!
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I can’t imagine going to bed without the perfectly fitting splint that Dr. Brown made for me to help my TMJ. Every so often my jaw will go out and it hurts horribly to chew. This splint fixes that issue. He and his daughter Aimee really took extra time with me and taught me a lot about my TMJ,...more
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