Bryan H. Burdette, DMD, MS Dr. Burdette maintains a private practice in Louisville, Kentucky, devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of TMD ( temporomandibular disorders ) and orofacial pain. He has been a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain since 1995. Dr. Burdette received his dental degree from the University of Kentucky. He practiced general dentistry for nine years in Clay County before completing a Master’s program in TMD at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He then conducted TMD research and taught at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry for five years before returning to private practice. Since 1985, his practice has been limited to patients with acute or chronic facial pain. His primary interest has been in the application of TMD research findings to clinical practice, so that patients have a scientific rather than dogmatic basis for the diagnosis and treatment of their pain.