About William Halligan

Although no longer seeing patients, Dr. Halligan is still active in the dental and TMJ communities maintaining membership in the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (a TMD organization).

Dr Halligan is available to answer questions from patients/consumers who have TMJ pain and related issues

Upon request he can review patient complaints and history, read jaw CT scans or MRIs and provide a report of findings; by special arrangement he is also available for telephone or Zoom consultation. Please refer to this website for further details.

For dental professionals, Dr. Halligan is available for consultation especially regarding patients with TMJ or occlusal issues

His many years of experience can be valuable whether one is implementing TMD treatments in a general practice setting or wishes to have a practice devoted entirely to oral-facial pain treatment. Watch this space for approved Continuing Education opportunities in the form of written articles, videos, or in person presentations to dental study clubs or state and local dental organizations.

Dr. Halligan has been called a “lifetime adventurer”

While that may be a bit of an exaggeration, he and his wife, Andrea, have travelled extensively and most of their vacations have involved travelling by foot or occasionally by bicycle. They have mountain biked over dirt roads from Argentina over the Andes and into Chile, have kayaked in the Milford Sound, and once both managed to gain weight while walking 175 miles from hut to hut and town to town in the South Tyrol. Having both enjoyed hiking and fishing the Eastern Sierra Nevada—Andrea since age 7 and Dr. Halligan since his teens—they now call the mountains their home and spend more than a little time out in the land of ‘Mountains and Rivers without end,’ to quote Gary Snyder.

Left: Biking in the Eastern Sierra. Middle: Hiking the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu. Salkantay is the highest peak in the Vilcabamba mountain range, part of the Peruvian Andes. Right: The intrepid hikers. Andrea and me at 15,253 feet at the Salkantay Pass. It’s mid-summer in Peru, but cold at this elevation. Yes, that’s snow in the background.