Special thanks to my wife, Kathleen, whose understanding, patience,

support and special insight have made this endeavor possible.




Without the prior research and knowledge of these leaders in pain management and

their encouragement,  this work could not have been accomplished:


Bradley Eli, D.M.D.

Scripps Hospital Pain Center, La Jolla, CA

Dr. Eli was the first professional to encourage me to continue on in the pursuit of the NTI-tss concept.


Glenn T. Clark, D.D.S., M.S.

Professor and Director of the Facial Pain Clinic, U.C.L.A.

Dr. Eli introduced me to his mentor, Dr. Clark.  Dr. Clark also encouraged me to

continue with the pursuit of the NTI-tss.  Much of the data I cite to support the

NTI-tss's efficacy comes from Dr. Clark's research.


Jeffery P. Okeson, D.M.D.

Professor and Director of the Orofacial Pain Center, University of Kentucky

Terry Tanaka, D.D.S.

Professor, University of Southern California School of Dentistry

These are two of the most outstanding people that you'd ever want to meet. I first learned

of the anterior-point-stop concept at a lecture given by Dr. Tanaka back in 1983.

Dr. Okeson describes the NTI-tss concept in his textbook.


Wesley E. Shankland, II, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Director, TMJ & Facial Pain Center, Columbus, Ohio

President, American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain, 1997-99

Without Dr. Shankland's influence, the NTI-tss probably wouldn't be the growing

success it is today.  Having experimented with the NTI-tss himself (and achieving

outstanding results), Dr. Shankland took a  personal and professional risk and arranged

for me to make my first public presentation to the AAHNFP in July of 1998 and is

now one of the most experienced clinicians using the NTI-tss.


Bob Weber

Vice President of NTI-TSS, Inc.

Through Mr. Weber's sole efforts, the NTI-tss is now a readily available option to

any headache and/or TMD sufferer. His belief and commitment to the

concept have made it all possible.   Thanks, Bob.


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