Richard A. Pertes, DDS
Dr. Pertes received his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry and a Certificate of Training in Orthodontics from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. After practicing orthodontics in combination with "TMJ" for several years, he limited his private practice to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with "TMJ" and orofacial pain in 1982. At that time, he was asked to join the faculty of UMD-New Jersey Dental School to help start the first Continuing Education Program in TMJ Disorders.
Dr. Pertes is Clinical Professor in the Division of Orofacial Pain, part of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (formerly RBHS). For many years, Dr. Pertes served as Clinical Director and then Director of the TMD/Orofacial Pain Center at New Jersey Dental School.
For the past 30 years, Dr. Pertes has been giving continuing education courses in orofacial pain both in the U.S. and abroad and has published several articles and chapters in textbooks.
He is the principal author of Pertes, RA, Gross SG, (Eds.) Clinical Management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain published by Quintessence Publishing Co, in 1995. In 1999, Dr. Pertes created the Internet Course: Update in Orofacial Pain which is now in its 15th year. Dr. Pertes is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.