We are a team of Orofacial Pain Specialists with expertise in managing all types of chronic head, neck and jaw pain as well as sleep breathing disorders. Conditions treated include migraine, headaches, TMJ, myofascial pain, neuralgia, burning tongue syndrome and sleep apnea. Dr. Eli, the founder of this team, holds a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree as well as a post-doctoral master’s degree in Oral Biology. Other practitioners in our group hold similar qualifications.
Our treatment philosophy is pro-active and patient-centered. We listen carefully to our patients and encourage them to collaborate with us to find the best solutions for their unique situation. Our providers are open to implementing new approaches, medications and devices as they come to market.
As a medically-based practice, we work closely with our medical colleagues. Our Electronic Health Record supports effective information exchange with other providers. Dr. Eli is, or has been, on medical staff of Loma Linda University, Scripps Health, UCSD (University of California San Diego), Tri-City Medical Center and Palomar-Pomerado Medical Center.
We also maintain close relationships with our Dental Colleagues. Patients will be referred for specialized dental care if needed.
In addition, we include Complementary and Alternative modalities in our arsenal of approaches. For example, patients may be offered Counseling, Chiropractic services, Acupuncture, Massage and Biofeedback as components of their care plan.
In summary, our treatment strategy is to use our expertise as specialists to grasp complicated situations and offer interventions that will benefit our patients.
Dr. Brad Eli
From an early age it was clear that Dr. Eli would pursue a career in the medical field. His father was a dentist, his mother a surgical nurse. Dr. Eli’s commitment to delivering compassionate care was instilled in him by the example his parents set. Growing up in his father’s dental practice, dentistry was an obvious career choice. In 1987, Dr. Eli obtained his dental degree from Templeton University.
In 1990, Dr. Eli enrolled in UCLA’s first class in Orofacial Pain Management. This was an ideal fit. This new specialty in dental medicine provided Dr. Eli with the opportunity to integrate his deep knowledge of dental medicine with his inventive spirit. After graduating from this ground-breaking program, Dr. Eli’s clinical experience at Loma Linda University and Medical Center, UCSD Department of Anesthesiology and Scripps Memorial Hospital Pain Center, solidified his understanding of chronic pain management.
In full-time practice for 30 years, Dr. Eli is appreciated by his many grateful patients. He treats all types of head, neck and jaw pain as well as Sleep Disordered Breathing. Recognized as a national leader for his expertise, Dr. Eli regularly consults with other leaders in the field of Orofacial Pain Management. In addition, Dr. Eli holds several patents for medical devices designed to improve patient care.
Dr. Bryan Kim
Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Kim was inspired at an early age to pursue a career in dentistry. His father is a practicing dentist and consequently Dr. Kim was immersed in the dental profession throughout his entire life. His motivation for following in his father’s footsteps was to relieve patient’s pain and to have personal contact with his patients.
Dr. Kim’s career took an abrupt turn when attending a professional meeting for the free pizza. At this meeting he was introduced to the field of Orofacial Pain Management. This field captured his attention as it offered the opportunity to meet his goals of relieving pain and developing rapport with his patients.
This dream became a reality when Dr. Kim was accepted into the full-time UCLA residency program for treating patients with headache, facial pain, jaw pain, and sleep disordered breathing.
Dr. Kim’s academic background includes:
Bachelor's Degree from UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cellular Biology.
Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from UCLA School of Dentistry.
Post-doc Residency in the UCLA Orofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Medicine Program where Dr. Kim was Chief Resident in his final year.
Dr. Kim has been involved in research at the undergraduate and graduate level. One of these projects was published in the prestigious academic journal Neuroscience.
In need of immediate care?
Dr. Eli provides emergency after hours consultations. Call us at (760) 436-6365