Meet Your TMJ Dentist
Say hello to your expert team at Bite Align in Fort Atkinson, WI.
Jennifer Stafford DDS
Meet your Fort Atkinson TMJ dentist.
I suffered from most of the TMD/TMJ symptoms and severe migraine headaches as a patient myself. I know what it is like to have constant headaches and orofacial pain.
I was told by a TMJ professor and numerous neurologists and physicians that my symptoms were caused by stress and there was nothing they could do for me.
I taught myself how to function with the debilitating headaches and went through my entire dental school education, silently suffering from chronic migraine pain.
Dr. Stafford is a dental expert with a passion for fixing TMJ issuesThis link leads to TMJ Disorders page and facial pain. She’s also a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics and a member of multiple dental organizations.
With over a decade of experience, she’s the one you want to see for a solution to your TMJ and sleep apnea problems.
Dr. Stafford’s expertise led to the creation of Bite Align, where she and the rest of our team are dedicated to helping patients overcome TMJ and facial pain. We are proud to be serving both the local Fort Atkinson community and patients nationwide.
Dr. Stafford's Expertise
Degree in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development with a minor in Chemistry, University of MinnesotaThis link opens a new tab to University of Minnesota website
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Minnesota School of DentistryThis link opens a new tab to Minnesota School of Dentistry website
Fellow of both the Academy of General DentistryThis link opens a new tab to the Academy of General Dentistry website and the International College of Craniomandibular OrthopedicsThis link opens a new tab to International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics website, as well as a member of other dental organizations
Specialized in treating jaw joints, facial pain, and obstructive sleep disorders since 2009
Opened the BKS Dental Center for TMJ and Facial Pain in 2015, now known as Bite Align
2009: Center for Occlusal Studies – Comprehensive Orthodontics Certificate (Dr. Jay Gerber, Dr. Richard Beistle)
2011: Center for Occlusal Studies – Advanced Level Orthodontics Certificate (Dr. Jay Gerber, Dr. Richard Beistle)
2012: Center for Occlusal Studies – Masters Gold Level Orthodontics Certificate (Dr. Jay Gerber, Dr. Richard Beistle)
2012: LVI – Computer-Aided Occlusal Evaluation System (Bill Wade)
2012: Center for Occlusal Studies – K7 Implementation & Clinical Usage (Dr. Jay Gerber)
2013: Center for Occlusal Studies – TMD/Occlusion and Orofacial Pain Certificate (Dr. Jay Gerber)
2012 & 2014: Center for Occlusal Studies – Scan Interpretation (Dr. Jay Gerber)
2014: Center for Occlusal Studies – Craniocervical & Craniomandibular Pathophysiology Approach to Treatment (Dr. Mariano Rocabado)
2014: Temporomandibular Disorders – Gaining True Understanding about Diagnosis and Treatment (Dr. Terry Spahl)
2009 – 2014: Studied and observed mentor Dr. Jay Gerber in clinical practice, Parkersburg, WV
2014 – 2018: Studied and observed mentor Dr. Terry Spahl in clinical practice, St. Paul, MN
2014: Center for Occlusal Studies Silver Level Recognition – recognizes completion of 250 hours of orthodontic and TMD CE Courses at Center for Occlusal Studies
2016: Presented with Fellowship award in the Academy of General Dentistry
2016: Presented with Fellowship award in the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics
2016 – 2017: VIVOS/Biomodeling Solutions Provider Certification – Adult and Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing (Dr. David Singh, Dr. Tammarie Heit)
2017: Academy of Laser Dentistry – Obtained Standard Provider Level Recognition for the use of laser instrumentation in dentistry (Dr. Robert Convissar)
2018: American Laser Study Club – Pediatric Tongue and Lip Ties and Laser Frenectomies (Dr. Martin Kaplan, Peter Vitruk, PhD)
2019: ADA Airway Conference – Optimizing Pediatric Airway Health: The Critical Role of Dentists (Dr. Steve Carstens, et. al)
2019: Healthy Start Sleep-related Breathing Disorder Clinical Training (Dr. Earl Bergersen, et al)
2019: The Biology of Facial Growth and Controlled Arch and Clinical Decision Making and Controlled Arch Orthodontics (Dr. Stephen Deal)
2020 & 2021: American Laser Study Club Symposium – Breath and Thrive (Dr. Soroush Zaghi, Dr. Martin Kaplan, Dr. Richard Baxter, et. al)
2020: TMD..The Facial Beauty Way (Dr. Stephen Deal)
2021: Tongue-Tied Academy Certification Course – Identification and treatment of pediatric tongue and lip ties (Dr. Richard Baxter)
2021: Myotronics Series 3 Course – Successful Integration of Dental Sleep into your Practice (Dr. Jeffrey Haddad)
From the very first night of wearing the nighttime appliance, I noted a HUGE difference. I slept well. Did not snore. I awoke early and was raring to go ( I was up doing my landscaping at 7:00 a.m. - who does that?). I haven't felt that good for as far back as I can remember. I have already been wearing a CPAP at night for my sleep apnea for a couple of years, and there was still a huge improvement.’’
Working Towards a Healthier You
You'll feel valued, in control, and cared for during every visit to our office.
At Bite Align, we’re not just a dental team – we’re a family that’s passionate about helping our patients from all over the country find relief from TMJ pain. In addition to TMJ therapy, we specialize in sleep disordersThis link leads to Sleep Dentistry page and myofunctional therapyThis link leads to Myofunctional Therapy page to help you and your loved ones rest well at night.
We work tirelessly to provide the most comprehensive and effective treatment to benefit your health. From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll feel the difference in our warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Our team of experts takes the time to listen to your concerns, thoroughly diagnose your condition, and develop a customized treatment plan that works for you. We’re committed to providing top-notch care and making sure you leave our office feeling better than ever before.
"TMJ Specialist" is not officially recognized by the American Dental Association. Dr. Stafford is a general dentist with many years of training in TMJ and neuromuscular dentistry, even though the specialty is not officially recognized. However, Wisconsin requires the following statement. "Cosmetic dentistry, TMJ, Neuromuscular dentistry, and Aesthetic dentistry are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA that requires no specific educational training to advertise this service".