Dr. Samuel Higdon, DDS

Dr. Samuel Higdon, DDS

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Dr. Samuel Higdon, DDS is an orofacial pain dentistry practitioner in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 54 years. He graduated from University Of Missouri-Kansas City / School Of Dentistry in 1964 and practices orofacial pain dentistry and sleep medicine dentistry.Read his story

2250 NW Flanders St Ste 111

Portland, OR 97210

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This content was provided by Dr. Higdon "Dr. Higdon grew up in a small farm community in western Kansas. His college degree was in biology from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. He attended dental school at the Univ. of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry. He served three years in the Air Force at Torrejon AFB near Madrid, Spain, following graduation from dental school. He and his young family moved to the Portland, OR area in 1967. He is the proud father of three beautiful and creative women. In addition to his active practice, he has always enjoyed a variety of creative endeavors. He is the author and illustrator of a patient/doctor education aid, "Illustrated Anatomy of the Temporomandibular Joint in Function/Dysfunction". This can be seen online (upon request). He is also the co-author of an educational website for both patients and doctors (also available upon request). His office website is available upon request. This website does not allow us to publish the URLs for these sites. Please call our office for this information. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Higdon "Because temporomandibular disorders ("TMJ") are so poorly understood by both patients and others in the health care community, each patient is first thoroughly evaluated by completing an extensive history questionnaire and a careful examination. Then, Dr. Higdon will take whatever time is necessary to explain the condition being evaluated and what is required to definitively treat the condition. Sometimes this can be quite involved and may require some special imaging (x-rays) or other means of assessment. However, most of the time, after taking the history and doing the exam, Dr. Higdon is able to explain the condition thoroughly at that same visit.

Most importantly, Dr. Higdon firmly believes that treatment is not JUST about eliminating symptoms, but is about restoring normal (or nearly normal) function to the jaw mechanism, whenever possible. We would always like to minimize the likelihood that the problem will become a chronic condition, with a return of the symptoms in the future."

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2  Practice Areas

  • Orofacial Pain Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry

6  Conditions Treated

  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tension Headache
  • TMJ

3  Procedures

  • Dental Restoration
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Recording

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Education

  • Baker University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1960
  • University Of Missouri-Kansas City / School Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1964

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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I was referred to Dr. Higdon in 1993 after sustaining a RT TMJ injury in a car accident. I was also dealing with inner ear injuries, sensitivity to light, noise and having balance issues. Dr. Higdon recognized and acknowledged my inner ear issues and was very caring in adapting to my special...Read More
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Diane Pielow in Hillsboro, OR – Apr 04, 2017
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I was on the verge of having jaw surgery - when I was referred to Dr. Higdon. After being fitted for an appliance - the relief was almost immediate and has sustained over many, many years. He has repaired them as he has been able - but - as I still grind my teeth - has had to make new ones - with...Read More
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Portland, OR – Mar 24, 2017
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I highly recommend Dr. Higdon, a TMJ/jaw pain specialist. His extensive knowledge of TMJ issues is very impressive, and I have much gratitude and respect for his talent, patience and commitment to his patients. It’s all about the precision of the bite, stabilizing the jaw with a splint, and...Read More
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Coos Bay, OR – Mar 14, 2017
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I had been suffering from headaches and tooth pain for at least a year, seeking help from numerous health care professionals, but no one could uncover the deep-seated problem. Then a friend suggested Dr. Higdon. I knew I was in good hands within minutes of my first visit. He intently listened,...Read More
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Mar 07, 2017
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I first saw Dr. Higdon for my jaw clicking which he successfully treated. Then again after an accident. When I stopped improving he was concerned. I had suffered a concussion in the accident and he encouraged me to see a specialist to rule out any inner problems. I listened to him and ended up...Read More
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Vetta in Canby, OR – Feb 26, 2017
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