William Halligan, DDS

San Diego practice limited to treating Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) and Orofacial Pain.

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RETIREMENT UPDATE, October 20, 2020

Dear Friends,

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.

William Halligan

Dr. Halligan's Blog

The Blizzard of 2021

Back in February of 2019, just before the Super Bowl, a big snowstorm descended on the Sierra Nevada and blanketed everything in white. Our snowboard enthusiast nephews and nieces descended too, spilling into spare rooms everywhere in the house, two even flew in from Virginia having heard the news of the big winter blast. “Meteorologists

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ASMR and Super Bowl Football

I tuned in to the Super Bowl on Sunday, not because I was a Patriots fan or a Rams fan, but just out of curiosity: Could anyone give Tom Brady’s team a good game? While the LA Rams played remarkably well on defense, the answer was, well, I guess not. Meantime, I wanted to see

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Turn Left at San Cassiano

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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A Moveable Christmas

And then there was the Christmas tree. We have not had a Christmas tree for 7 or 8 years because we fled the country every year at the holidays mostly to escape the crazy aunt who was always there for Christmas dinner then for the opening of presents and she could be counted upon to

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A Midsummer Night’s Reading List

OR…The Halligan TMJ Review of Books I can’t claim to be a voracious reader but looking back on spring and summer I find that I have savored, enjoyed, waded through, occasionally endured, laughed and sometimes even wept through 11-1/2 books. Why should you read my opinions about these books? I’m not a professional critic, after

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Blackie the Cat—A Love Story

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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The Great Halloween Candy S’mores Taste Test

The idea germinated during a combined family camping trip in the local mountains over the summer. After all, what do you do on a campout? Roast marshmallows over a campfire, slap the softened, browned or charred result on a graham cracker, add half a Hershey bar, let the chocolate melt a bit, enjoy. Repeat. There

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Kite Surfing at Windblown Jalama Beach

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

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Understated Kiwis

After she reached the Travers River Bridge, Andrea took one horrified look up at the featureless rocky bowl that towered above–no real trail, just orange poles every few hundred yards to mark the way–and asked our Kiwi guide, Gary, “Just what are my options at this point?” “Well, you could walk back down to the

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