William Halligan, DDS
San Diego practice limited to treating Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) and Orofacial Pain.
RETIREMENT UPDATE, October 20, 2020
The day has come finally for me to make the transition to retirement. I am proud to announce that the office is being transferred to the capable hands of Dr. Raymond Carpenter. Dr. Carpenter, a prosthodontist in Rancho Bernardo, is also a member of the American Association of Craniofacial Pain. The office phone remains the same: 858-277-3910.
I have a great deal of gratitude for your support over nearly two decades. With Dr. Carpenter now on board, I think you can look forward to years of continued help with TMJ related concerns.
My sincere best wishes for the holiday season of 2020 and for the years ahead.
Dr. Halligan's Blog
It is early in the second week of April 2020 and I am at my desk in a mountain cabin. Outside my window I can see a powdered sugar-coated hillside of snow, a few pinyon pines, rabbit brush, lilac, and a neighbor’s house—perhaps 200 yards away, and silent, no movement, no sound—we are indeed miles
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The first indication of any cultural rift in South Tyrol came when Andrea and I headed out on foot from the lovely Park Hotel Laurin in Bolzano and went north along the Talvera River to see Castel Roncolo. The 13th century castle is known for a long and convoluted history and whole rooms devoted to
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I was once voted Least Likely to Ever Own a Cat. A farm kid who always owned dogs, and who–from the age of 4 onward– always had an old dog following me around Wisconsin woods and back roads, I never had much to do with cats; and in fact even got a few guilty chuckles
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A brilliant turquoise-blue day in mid May, the wind is blowing hard out of the northwest like God’s own hair dryer. There’s no escaping the wind that’s a steady 25 knots down from Lompoc and Vandenberg Air Force Base. This is Jalama Beach and seems ideal for one thing and it’s not for taking the