Dr. Jeffrey L. Brown grew up in the state of Maine and went to Bowdoin College, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1982. He accepted an early decision acceptance into the Georgetown School of Dentistry and graduated from there in 1986. While at Georgetown, Dr. Brown worked in the neurology department as an assistant on a project that involved studying the regeneration of nerve tissue in the spinal column after major trauma.
Upon graduation from Georgetown Dental School, Dr. Brown worked for a short time as an associate in a practice in Falls Church, Virginia. From there, he moved on and built his own practice in the Fairlington neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia, creating one of the largest practices ever seen on the East Coast.
Dr. Brown took a short sabbatical to help raise his four young children and to continue his education. It was then that he began the process of understanding sleep apnea and how it correlates to TMJ treatment. His knowledge in the combined fields of TMJ, sleep and orthodontics has given him a perspective unlike most other practitioners who perform basic dentistry. In addition, Dr. Brown has also learned the advanced techniques involved in expanding an airway so that both children and adults can breathe better. His training continued over time at the famous Sleep Center near the Emory University Hospital. He is a certified Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, was awarded the level of Legacy with the ALF Interface Academy and holds memberships with many other academies.
Meet Our Team
When you visit Sleep & TMJ Therapy, you will be met by a highly trained and experienced team of professionals that are here to help our dentist provide you with the care you need and to ensure that you have a great experience at our office. Our friendly team members can see to your needs and help you understand your treatment needs and options. Our team speaks English and Spanish, and you can get to know each of them below. To plan your appointment for sleep apnea or TMJ/TMD treatments in Falls Church, Virginia, please contact our office at 703-821-1103 today.
Karina is our lead assistant and manages all of our lab cases here at Sleep & TMJ Therapy. She started working with Dr. Brendan Stack in 2008, which has given her noteworthy experiences in the TMJ / sleep apnea/orthodontics field. She is honored that she was able to observe his work over the years and she is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with our team and patients. While working, Karina attended ECPI University, where she received her associate degree in the health science field. Over the years, she has achieved an excellent clinical and patient-relation skill set, which allows for our doctors to help many patients live pain-free lives. One day, she hopes to return to school to further her education in the dental field. When she is not in the office, Karina spends quality time with her two sons and daughter.
Tamyra is the newest member of our clinical team! She studied at the Metropolitan Institute of Health and Technology and is a Virginia native. She has been working in the dental field for 10 years and absolutely loves it. As you may know, there are few TMJ specialty offices around, so we were ecstatic that Tamyra has previous experience in the field of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). She has four beautiful children, three girls and one boy. Her goal is to give her kids the most out of life and to be the best mom she can be. She looks forward to meeting you all!
Angel is also one of the newest members of our clinical team. Washington, D.C., is where she was born and raised. Continuing in her love of the area, she stayed and attended Westlink Institute to start her health career. She has been a part of the dental field for the past three years, and her interests have taken off. She finds helping people with their pain management to be very rewarding. Angel is currently our sterilization technician, and she looks forward to continuing her training and education to become an assistant. Outside of the office, she is a proud mom to a handsome 8-year-old boy, from whom she derives much enjoy. In addition, she loves to travel and explore new places. One of the goals she shares with her son is to have visited eighteen countries by the time her son is 18 years of age.
Ruth is a wonderful and caring therapist who has over 15 years of experience in the dental and TMJ fields. With her wealth of experience and her passion to help others, she has proven to be a great asset to our patients and our team. To get some background on Ruth, she is a graduate of Northern Virginia Community College and received a license to practice massage therapy from Potomac Massage Training Institute. Ruth is originally from Mexico, but she has made this country her home for 30 years. Outside of work, Ruth is passionate about traveling, dancing, attending cultural events and enjoying delicious food.
Jay is the last smiling face you will see when you leave our office. She will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding insurance claims or concerns. Before Jay found Sleep & TMJ Therapy, she graduated from the University of Phoenix with her bachelor’s in communications and a concentration in journalism. Jay is a native of the West Coast. For the past seven years, however, she has been enjoying the Northern Virginia area. When not in the office, she is enjoying the outdoors with her husband and children, writing, and reading. Outside of work, you will always find her with a book in her hand! She is always looking for a new book recommendation too!
Alex is a new member who is very eager to be a part of a team, cares about our patients and is ready to help. As a treatment plan coordinator, she focuses on patient care and helping patients understand their specific treatment plans. With a background as a certified nursing assistant and a bachelor’s degree in health sciences, she remains passionate about health and wellness and caring for others so that their experience in our practice is as painless and comfortable as possible. When not at the office, she enjoys staying up to date on her Spanish language skills and looks forward to finishing the medical interpretation training course that she currently enrolled in. No matter the day, she loves getting in the kitchen and trying out new recipes as well as going for long walks anywhere outside, oftentimes accompanied by her energetic, furry friend!
Samantha is the initial point of contact in the office and the first smiling face you will see when you come through our doors. She will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our office. Before Samantha found Sleep & TMJ Therapy, she graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with an Associate of Science degree in social science. Samantha is currently pursuing her bachelor’s in communications with a minor in public relations at George Mason University. Samantha is a native from the Northern Virginia area but grew up traveling and living in China. When she is not in the office, she enjoys volunteering for Kappa Delta’s philanthropic endeavors: The Girl Scouts of America and Prevent Child Abuse America.