Our first of many professional testimonials comes from Dr. Gene Keller, Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN:
The Colorado Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Special Recognition Award
At the 41st Annual Meeting of the Colorado Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons meeting on July 28th, 2012 in the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Dr. Robert W. Christensen was presented with the first ever Special Recognition Award for his 64 years of service to humanity, innovation and contributions to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Click here to download testimonials and images from the ceremony.
One of our many powerful patient testimonials is from Charlene Jasperson, a patient with over twenty two years of TMJ success:
My TMJ Journey
This is my testimony of my TMJ story, it begins several years ago, I was suffering with TMJ and had no hopes of ever finding help or a cure. I was living on a diet of baby food, malts, mashed potatoes, basically a NO CHEW diet to prevent pain. I did all of the conservative treatments, pain medications, muscle relaxers, tranquilizers, I had 4 arthroscopy surgeries, I tried wearing splints. To no avail none of these theories relieved my pain and suffering from this debilitating disease.
It’s hard to describe to others just what a TMJ patient goes through, when you have TMJ you cannot eat, smile, talk for any length of time, laugh or even have your teeth worked on, I had lost a lot of weight that I looked like skin and bones. And kissing my husband was out of the question, as it brought on so much pain for me, that I would just cry. I was ready to give up on life, my friends and family had enough and was tired of all this pain and suffering that I was going through, that they began to pull away from me with their support.
I knew then that it was time to find some answers for my pain. I heard about Dr. Christensen from a friend and neighbor of mine who also suffered with TMJ. I called Dr. Christensen and he invited me and my husband over to his office to meet with him to discuss the possibility of having his TMJ Implants. Dr. Christensen referred me to Dr. James Curry who then order some X-rays on me to see what the problem was, and if I was a good candidate for the surgery. I knew in my heart that this was the answer for me, and that all of my pain and suffering from TMJ would finally be over.
We scheduled the surgery for Dec of 1990, as my discs were badly deteriorated and causing all of my pain.I had the TMJ surgery done replacing my discs with the Fossa-Eminence Prosthesis, and I am now pain free 22 years later, I’m eating everything with no problem or pain, I’m doing what I have not been able to do all of those years ago, even kissing my husband is such a joy now..
I still have my own condyles as with the deterioration of my discs the fossa eminence prosthesis have prevented my condyles from deteriorating! I truly believe in this productso much, the fossa eminence prosthesis, that I began to run a support group helping others who suffer from TMJ. I have dedicated my life in a personal crusade of helping others. I even hosted patients in my home who, would come from out of state to have this surgery, and needed a place to stay for their recovery.
It has been a long hard fight all these years of finding a cure/help, that I can safely say I’m TMJ Free!
“This is the only predictable implant for the TMJ. To remove these from commerce would seriously impair function and quality of life for these patients.”
-D. Lamar Byrd, DDS, MSD, Professor Emeritus, OMS, Baylor University
“The beauty of this implant is that it provides for a smooth metal lining for the fossa and prevents ongoing degenerative changes.”
-Richard Delo, DDS
“I have used the Christensen TMJ prostheses and have found 100% success, with no clinical problems.”
-Richard Haug, DDS
“The success rate of the Christensen Fossa-Eminence is highly predictable.”
-Donald Chase, DDS, Professor of OMS at University of Tennessee
“If these devices are removed from the market, my patient population will be severely harmed.”
-R. Dean White, DDS, MS
My patients need access to this most efficient treatment option.”
-James Curry, DDS
“If these Christensen TMJ prostheses are removed from the marketplace, patients will not have consistently effective treatment available.”
-Kevin McBride, DDS
“It is impossible to believe that a prosthesis with the track record of TMJ Implants, Inc. has been removed from the market. This decision drastically reduces the quality of care which can be rendered by those of us experienced in TMJ surgery.”
-R. Alexander, DDS