Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS, was awarded the Haden-Stack award during the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP)’s 33rd Annual International Clinical Symposium.

Named after Jack Haden, DDS, and Brendan Stack, DDS, MS, the AACP created the Haden-Stack Award in 1998 to acknowledge those who have made significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge and clinical practice in the diagnosis and treatment of craniofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders.

Patel graduated from the University of Tennessee with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. In 2012, he began exclusively treating sleep apnea and craniofacial pain at his practice in Atlanta, the Dental Sleep and Craniofacial Pain Center of Georgia.

Through his knowledge in orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine, Patel works with his patients to help them live pain-free and refreshed. Patel has received over 15 credentials from major organizations related to orofacial pain or sleep apnea, which enables him to treat TMD, orofacial pain, and sleep apnea in his dental office.

“Dr. Patel has a wealth of knowledge and is viewed as an expert in the field of craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine,” says Gary Demerjian, DDS, longtime colleague of Patel, in a release. “He is passionate in what he does, and it shows in his work as he treats patients and educates other health care professionals.”

Patel has been an active lecturer since 2006 and dedicates much of his time to educating and mentoring hundreds of dentists each year.

Cindy Wolt, DDS, a repeat student of Patel’s lectures says, “Dr Patel’s excitement, passion, and vast knowledge of dental sleep medicine created the perfect environment for learning. His lectures are interactive and informative with content that is easily transferrable to everyday practice. I highly recommend anyone interested in successfully incorporating dental sleep medicine into their practice to attend Dr Patel’s courses!”