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Roberta Jurash, DDS, MPT, M.Sc


Dr. Jurash's professional journey began as a Physical Therapist at Stanford University Hospital. However, after discovering her true passion in life, she enrolled at the prestigious University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, graduating with flying colors in 2004. She then devoted the next 17 years of her life to working at a family dental practice in Palo Alto, where she found a natural way to merge her physical therapy and dental skills by focusing on TMJ issues.

As her understanding of these issues deepened, she realized the need for further education to provide better care to her patients. Dr. Jurash achieved a Masters Degree in Orofacial pain and her board certification in Dental Sleep Apnea, which enabled her to tackle complex cases of undiagnosed Orofacial Pain.

Dr. Jurash is one of the very few Board-certified Orofacial Pain specialists in the San Francisco Bay area who also holds a Board certification in Dental Sleep Medicine. In addition, she teaches Orofacial Pain to dental students as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California- San Francisco. She also mentors dentists undergoing the Kois Center Advanced Dental Education curriculum in Seattle.

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As an expert in Sleep Apnea, Dr. Jurash was invited to appear on the American Health Front television program. Watch the 2 minute segment to learn more.

Office Philosophy 

At The Center for Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine, we believe that patient care is a collaborative effort. Dr. Jurash takes pride in working with patients as an integral part of the team, encouraging active participation in the decision-making process. As a firm believer in patient education, Dr. Jurash ensures that every patient understands their diagnosis and is aware of all the available treatment options. She works closely with other medical professionals, including primary care physicians, neurologists, ENT's, physical therapists, sleep physicians, psychologists, dentists, orthodontists, and more, to provide you with the best possible care. Together, we are dedicated to ensuring your overall health and wellbeing.


University of the Sciences - Masters Degree in Physical Therapy

University of California San Francisco - Doctor of Dental Surgery

University of Southern California - Masters of Science in Orofacial Pain

American Board of Orofacial Pain - Board Certification

American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine - Board Certification

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