Patient Testimonials...

Thank you for working with me to diagnose and treat my longstanding issue with TMJ/TMD. Your holistic approach to what others consider solely a "jaw issue" was refreshing. I appreciate that perspective by a practitioner.

For many years I had been aware of jaw clenching at night and had worn a night splint across my top teeth. Regularly, I would wake up with headaches, and spend days with severe headaches that primary care physicians and dentists attributed to "sinus-allergies" or to the catchall category "stress," regardless of season, job, school, housing, diet, or family situation. Over the years, I pursued allergy testing, biofeedback training, over-the-counter remedies, and myriad "lifestyle adjustments" along those lines. I undoubtedly took more ibuprofen than one would recommend. None of my symptoms was relieved except temporarily. Having worked with practitioners who tend to consider body parts and symptoms in isolation, I would never have connected headaches, or neck and shoulder pain to jaw clenching, or to think of the system as connected to my posture, from feet up.

I enjoyed learning from you a more structural-functional outlook, both from top-down and from bottom-up. After only a few months of wearing a TMJ dental appliance, I am extremely pleased with how well my symptoms have resolved, especially the daily, very troublesome headaches. Over the past three months or so, I have taken ibuprofen for a headache only twice; previously, my use of NSAIDs was nearly daily. The cause-effect immediacy is impressive: if I do not wear the appliance for enough hours of the day, I feel oncoming "sinus" or occipital headaches. With more attentiveness, I suffer barely any symptoms. By your suggestion, I also have followed up with massage therapy to improve my overall muscular-skeletal alignment. It is difficult to convey adequately how impressed I am with the extent to which my symptoms have been resolved, and how impressed I have been with your comprehensive, integrated approach to addressing TMD/TMJ. The time and expense involved to identify and resolve this problem have been absolutely worthwhile investments in my personal health. I hope that my comments will be useful to other patients who may suffer similar symptoms and are seeking true resolution to TMJ/TMD and its associated causes.

–Julie Tarara

"Dr. Ostler and his staff have been exemplary in their service and meeting our needs. Appointments are made quickly and efficiently and the level of care I’ve experienced is superb. I have always appreciated the caring atmosphere and wonderful staff, and the kind way in which dental services are rendered.

"My improved dental health has given me the opportunity to be more out-going and less self-conscious about my smile and how my teeth look. I don’t have to worry any more about how others see my smile in public, which gives me improved self-confidence and peace-of-mind. With my new veneers I smile more. People who know me can’t quite figure out what is different about me. My self-confidence has definitely increased. To anyone wanting to improve their smile or confidence, I say – just do it! I waited over thirty years. Wish I had done it sooner! Dr. Ostler takes pride in his work and makes sure his patients are satisfied with the results. Thank you, Dr. Ostler!" –

–Bettie Jones, Tri-Cities

"I have worked in the dental field for over 25 years, so having a healthy, straight and beautiful smile has always been very important to me.

I went through orthodontic treatment wearing braces as a teenager and again as an adult, with my teeth never staying straight. Over the years with the excessive clenching and grinding caused by my muscles trying to work my teeth into a more comfortable position, I had worn and broken down my teeth to where they were hardly visible when I smiled.

Thanks to Dr. Lee Ostler and the principles of Neuromuscular Dentistry, I now have the beautiful smile I’ve always wanted. My bite feels comfortable at last and my headaches have improved significantly. It also feels like I have had a facelift and took ten years off my face, because its been restored to its more youthful appearance of years ago. Thanks Dr. Ostler."

–Vicki Coogan, Tri Cities

"When your jaw cracks every time you chew and it hurts, something must be done. My physician said "you have TMJ - go see a dentist!" Fortunately, Dr. Ostler was my dentist! Extensive testing was done and a special dental splint was made for me to wear on my teeth. In time my jaw improved, my teeth quit hurting, the edema in my eye improved, and my neck quit hurting as much.

The staff with Dr. Ostler was such a blessing in answering my many questions. They understand what it was all about. After finding out what it was like to not be in pain all the time, I choose to have my bite and teeth rebuilt. I knew this would be a challenge to any Doctor, because I needed bridges, caps, crooked teeth and missing teeth, but thanks to his fine caring and knowledgeable training, Dr. Ostler did a wonderful job. Now I not only have a comfortable bite, but beautiful teeth. I'm grateful for the kind way his staff were caring and knowledgeable throughout the treatment. The phone calls to see if I was doing okay after each visit were very much appreciated. Anyone doing this procedure and choosing to work with Dr. Ostler and his staff, will be more than pleased with the results."

Carole Lehfeldt, Tri-Cities

"I moved to the Tri Cities just after I had major cosmetic dental treatment on my front teeth. I was quite disappointed with the results, and my teeth were very uncomfortable. The crowns were too big and did not blend esthetically with my other teeth. I then met Dr. Ostler and was impressed with his professionalism and honesty. He provided me with information of what I could achieve with cosmetic correction. His expertise and knowledge in the most recent dental technology developments were remarkable. He replaced my crowns with more natural looking porcelain veneers that truly reflected the beauty and image I was looking for. My self image and confidence have been restored and I am so thankful to have found Dr. Ostler and his helpful staff. Dr. Ostler is a truly remarkable man and is a dentist with an incredible talent for helping people smile again. Thank you!"

–Tina M. Tri-Cities

"I recently moved out of the area. After eleven months I just had my first teeth cleaning, examination and x-rays this week with my new dentist. Everything was perfect! Both the dentist and the hygienist commented on the fine work that had been done on my teeth. I know the treatment and advice I received from you and your office is responsible. Thanks"

–Walt K. –formerly of Tri-Cities

"My past experiences with dentists has not been pleasant. However, Dr. Ostler was recommended from some of his very satisfied patients. After further research, I knew Dr. Ostler’s expertise, knowledge, skill and new technology was what I was looking for.

He got me right in and knew immediately what the problem was and fixed it. I am so relieved and excited because for the first time in years my teeth are comfortable and feel like they belong in my mouth. I was amazed that there was no pain during or after my procedures.

I have always been nervous, but now I’m much more relaxed about going to the dentist. I have such confidence and peace-of-mind since Dr. Ostler fixed my teeth. With each visit I’ve noticed how perfect they have felt compared to the way they were before.

I believe who you choose to be your dentist can make a very big difference in your overall dental experience and outcome. I would definitely recommend modern dental care. It’s better for your health, looks more natural, is kinder, and lasts longer.

After all these years, finding Dr. Ostler has been such a blessing. He treated me with respect and professionalism, and his ability to make your teeth feel great and look beautiful is amazing."

–Gina Carey, Tri-Cities

"Dr. Ostler is an extremely conscientious dentist. He leaves nothing to chance and is exceptionally precise in every step of each process. His staff are all competent, friendly and very considerate, they put me at ease from the first moment. This has positively affected my abilities and confidence in business settings. I especially enjoy eating foods again that I haven’t enjoyed for a long time. At social events I no longer refuse foods prepared by friends and relatives because my teeth can’t handle them. Because of my pretty smile, and my ability to eat without worry, my confidence in public and with others has dramatically increased. My heart-felt thanks to you Dr. Ostler!"

–Patty Squire

"I would recommend the implant procedure to anyone. I had very little discomfort and the end result was beautiful. Dr. Ostler is an Artist. My friend who chose dentures is still having trouble with eating and sore spots."

–Sue Dodge

"If all the shots at the dentist went this easy I wouldn't be so nervous to go to the dentist. My biggest source of anxiety was the pain of injection - when Dr. Ostler gives me an injection I can barely feel it - there's no pain at all."