The Stress-Free Dentist Podcast and Blog
The Stress-Free Dentist Podcast and Blog
Dr. Eric Block, DMD, CAGS, FICOI, FICD, FAADS, FIADFE, is a full-time dentist in Acton, MA. He is known as the Stress-Free Dentist and hosts the Stress-Free Dentist Podcast. His goal is to help make dental professionals' careers more enjoyable.
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Episode #163: Effectively Eliminate Your Patient’s TMD Symptoms

Episode #163: Effectively Eliminate Your Patient’s TMD Symptoms

1/30/2024 8:45:33 AM   |   Comments: 0   |   Views: 19

Dr. Urbanek began by discussing his background and passion for addressing TMD through surgeries related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The conversation then delved into TMD symptoms, thoroughly explaining the signs and indicators to help listeners understand the condition better. Furthermore, Dr. Urbanek explored the potential for dentists to broaden their practice by including TMD treatments. He provided valuable considerations and benefits for those contemplating this addition to their services. Addressing concerns directly, he highlighted the importance of education and collaboration in this field.

The episode concluded with Dr. Urbanek explaining TMD treatments' Return on Investment (ROI). He provided insights into the professional and personal benefits for dentists who choose to incorporate this essential aspect of patient care into their practices. Whether you’re a healthcare professional or someone seeking knowledge about TMD, this episode is valuable for understanding and effectively addressing TMD symptoms.

Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:13 – Introduction to the Stress-Free Dentist Podcast
  • 00:00:30 – Resources for dentists
  • 00:00:56 – Book your complimentary marketing strategy meeting
  • 00:01:23 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:02:04 – How Dr. Anthony Urbanek got involved with dentistry 
  • 00:08:30 – Dr. Urbanek’s involvement with TMJ surgeries
  • 00:21:42 – TMD symptoms
  • 00:27:16 – How a dentist can add TMD treatments to the practice
  • 00:30:10 – A message for dentists who fear getting into TMD treatments
  • 00:33:10 – ROI of TMD treatments
  • 00:38:20 – Advice for young entrepreneurs
  • 00:43:38 – Outro



Dr. Eric Block is a full-time practicing dentist in Acton, Massachusetts, and a husband and father of two kids. He is known as The Stress-Free Dentist and hosts the Stress-Free Dentist Podcast.

He is the author of three non-fiction books and one children’s book. He lectures nationwide, helping dentists become more efficient, productive, and less stressed. He co-founded the International Academy of Dental Life Coaches or, which matches dental professionals with life coaches who understand dentistry.

He is a wellness ambassador for the American Dental Association and is a former chairman of the Health and Wellness Committee for the Massachusetts Dental Society. He can be reached at

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