Experienced Boulder Dentist
Boulder dentist Daniel E. Schield, DDS comes to us with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ/TMD disorders, traumatic occlusions (worn and broken teeth) and complex rehabilitations. He is a graduate of the Marquette University School of Dentistry and began his post-graduate education at the LD Pankey Institute in Florida in 1982, which culminated into a visiting faculty teaching assistant position. Since then, Boulder dentist Dr. Daniel Schield has continued his education centered on occlusion with a special emphasis on the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of TMD (jaw joint problems), largely in private study and casework with Dr. Guy Haddix of Statesville, NC. Within this realm, Dr. Daniel Schield presents his knowledge to study groups around the country and provides mentorship to other dentists.
Boulder dentist Dr. Schield holds memberships with the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, American Equilibration Society and the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. Licensed in both Wisconsin and Colorado, he dedicates his professional life to providing optimum care to his patients with a great deal of care, skill and judgment. His approach to dental wellness integrates oral health with the rehabilitation and maintenance of stable TMJ”s (jaw joints). Boulder dentist Dr. Schield’s “Integrated Dentistry” results in lasting comfort, function and aesthetics. He currently practices here with Dr. West as well as in his hometown in Wisconsin where he resides with his wife and three children.
Boulder dentist Dr. Schield’s diagnostic and treatment philosophy focuses on the TMJ as the starting point, rather than the teeth. His goal is to determine the appropriate treatment options for TMD, facial pain and traumatic occlusion problems. A thorough clinical evaluation and the use of CT and MRI imaging to determine the degree of deterioration to the stomatognathic structures [i.e. chewing system], leads to formulating a working diagnosis for each patient. Through the use of an occlusal variant [appliance], alteration of the degree, duration, direction, and distribution of force into the joint occurs thus allowing for a rehabilitative process that culminates into a definitive diagnosis.
The ultimate goal is to create a rehabilitated joint that can function and stand on its own, and to accomplish this objective in the most appropriate means for each patient. A definitive treatment plan is formulated that integrates occlusal concepts that are compatible with proper joint function, thus creating a pleasing, esthetic smile with long term stability, function and comfort.
Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schield, your Boulder dentist!