Our Practice

It is always good to know what makes a practice unique. First of all, Dr. Halligan takes the time to see every patient at every appointment. This kind of attention to detail is rare in any doctor’s office nowadays. We understand the meaning of service and we make you feel comfortable, cared for and understood. We offer the latest state-of-the-art computerized diagnostics and treatment of TMJ disorders. Our focus is on providing a safe, non-surgical approach to achieve a rapid and long-lasting relief for our patients.

Andrea Halligan, William Halligan and Debbie Lira.

Andrea Halligan, William Halligan and Debbie Lira.

You will be impressed with our level of professionalism! Dr. William Halligan has over 20 years of experience treating TMD — Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction – and in the last few years has developed a special interest in snoring and sleep apnea. He has acquired hundreds of hours of post-graduate education to stay up-to-date with the latest studies and treatments.

In addition, Dr. Halligan regularly lectures to local Dental Societies and Study Clubs on the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders.

William F. Halligan is a 1972 graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry. He practiced general dentistry during most of his career with an emphasis on restorative dentistry. Beginning in the 1980’s, Dr. Halligan began a more extensive study of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) related problems, whether they be caused by accidents, growth and development, or a “bad bite.” He has completed hundreds of hours of study with such well-known practitioners such as Dr. Peter Dawson and Dr. Errol Lader and has participated in meetings of The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), BioResearch, a firm specializing in electronic diagnostics and he attended the famous Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). He is a member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and a founding member of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Dentistry.

Dr. Halligan’s practice is located in San Diego and is focused on treating TMJ disorders. In addition, Dr. Halligan is experienced in the use of oral appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnea. Don’t like CPAP? We may be able to help.

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    Dear Dr. Halligan & Andrea,

    It's really hard for me to put into words how thankful & blessed I am for your help & treatment for the past year. I remember how discouraged & sad I felt & I'm so happy now that I'm way better!

    My jaws are doing well & I'm still always careful of what I chew. My braces are coming off soon! You guys are always so sweet & nice. It was truely amazing having you guys as my TMJ specialists. Both of you are very encouraging & I thank you for everything you've done for me & my jaws!

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