Meet Dr. Gittelson

Dr. Gittelson has been in private practice for more than thirty years as a restorative dentist. For the last thirteen years, his practice has focused primarily on diagnosing and treating TMJ related disorders, as well as head, neck, facial pain and CRPS/RSD disorders in children, adolescents and adults.

Dr. Gittelson has extensive and ongoing training in the science of jaw joint and facial pain diagnostics, as well as TMJ MRI and Maxillo-Facial CT interpretation. He received this training at the prestigious Piper Education and Research Center (, in St. Petersburg, FL under the direct tutelage of Mark Piper, M.D., D.M.D.


Post-Graduate Advanced Training Courses

Piper Education and Research Center, Dr. Mark Piper M.D., D.M.D.

  • TMJ Diagnostics and Basic Management
  • Core Therapy for Intermediate to Advanced TMD
  • Joint Based Occlusion Articulometrics
  • MRI and CT Scan Interpretation
  • Joint Based Occlusion, Advanced Case Studies
  • Foundational Occlusion
  • Advanced Pain Diagnostics and Treatment: CRPS/RSD

The Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Dr. Frank Spear, D.D.S., MSD

  • Esthetic Restorative Dentistry
  • Facially Generated Treatment Planning
  • Advanced Comprehensive Treatment Planning
  • Occlusion in Clinical Practice
  • Advanced Occlusion in Clinical Practice

The Misch International Implant Institute, Dr. Carl Misch, D.D.S., MDS

  • Removable Implant Prothesis
  • Fixed Implant Prosthesis

Private Practice since 1983

Emory University School of Dentistry, D.D.S. – 1983

Emory University – B.A. – 1979


  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Nassau County Dental Society
  • Piper/McKee Advanced TMJ Diagnostics Study Club

Awards & Recognition

Dr. Charles E. English Award 2002, first recipient, for the most clinically relevant article published in the Journal Implant Dentistry.