Dr. Steven Bender, DDS

Dr. Steven Bender, DDS

Dentistry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Steven Bender, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Texas A&M University Baylor College Of Dentistry in 1986 and practices dentistry, pain medicine, and more.Read his story

3302 Gaston Ave # 169

Dallas, TX 75246

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This content was provided by Dr. Bender "Dr. Steven D. Bender earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1986 and practiced general restorative dentistry for 14 years. He then studied orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders at the Parker E Mahan Facial Pain Center at the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry under the mentorship of Doctors Henry Gremillion and Parker Mahan. From 2000-2015, Dr. Bender maintained a private practice devoted to pain management of the head and face, as well as sleep medicine. Beginning in 2016, he transitioned to a full time faculty member of Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry and assumed the role of director of facial pain and sleep medicine. He has earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the American Headache Society, the International Academy of Oral Oncology and the American College of Dentists. He holds the office of president of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and is a past president of the Fourth District Dental Society of Texas and the Dallas Academy of General Dentistry. In addition, he has served as a consultant for the United States Army."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bender "The director of the Center for Facial Pain and Sleep Medicine is Dr. Steven D. Bender, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry.

Dr. Bender is committed to a conservative, multidiscipline approach to treating pain of the head, face and temporomandibular joints. He has found that by carefully listening to his patients' concerns and thoroughly examining and evaluating them, most patients respond to a well-defined treatment approach with a positive outcome.

Many pain sufferers have gone to multiple health care providers in search of answers and relief with unsuccessful results. Dr. Bender understands this frustration from his own experience with head and neck pain. Due to Dr. Bender's extensive training and experience in facial pain, headaches and sleep disorders, he is able to diagnose and manage pain conditions of the head and face that may be unfamiliar to many other medical and dental specialists.

Dr. Bender's distinct ability to educate his patients about the nature and cause of their pain and/or dysfunction concerns facilitates a unique patient-doctor partnership during the management process. Once the patient embraces this partnership and takes control of this aspect of his or her life, the healing process seems to accelerate."

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5  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Headache Management
  • Orofacial Pain Dentistry
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry

12  Conditions Treated

  • Cluster Headache
  • Genetic Predisposition to Migraine With or Without Aura
  • Headache
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Vertigo
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • TMJ

3  Procedures

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  • Stephen F Austin State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Texas A&M University Baylor College Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1986

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Steven Bender, DDS
Dr. Bender takes a very thorough medical history. He takes many things into consideration when making a diagnosis. He spent a lot of time with me for the first exam. (No 15 minute appointment here!). Rather than sending appliances out to be done by a lab, he did mine himself and spent quite a...Read More
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