Terry Forsberg DDS
Terry W. Forsberg, DDS, is a native Californian, raised in the San Francisco Bay area. Terry is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and received his dental degree from UCLA. Until December of 2013, he maintained a private dental practice in Aptos, California, which had an emphasis on preventative, restorative, and cosmetic procedures. He has taken extensive post-graduate courses in dentistry, which include soft tissue laser certification and advanced periodontal therapy, and he has also attained fellowship status from the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). This Fellowship status included over 245 hours of post-graduate education on occlusal (bite problems), periodontal, and aesthetic/cosmetic dentistry with four of these courses being hands on with patients at LVI. He loves to beautify smiles and help patients achieve healthy mouths.
Dr. Forsberg is very aware of the oral systemic connection between periodontal disease and systemic diseases including cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, pregnancy complications, kidney, and intestinal cancers.
Dr. Forsberg was trained in sleep breathing disorders by Dr. Kent Smith and LVI. He has also been trained in the screening and referral of patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnea to sleep centers for a polysomography (PSG). After the PSG and when recommended by the sleep physician or indicated by the PSG, he will fabricate a mandibular advancement appliance (MAD) to treat the obstructive sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome.
In addition, using the neuromuscular principals taught at LVI, Dr. Forsberg has treated numerous patients with many of the signs and symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) and has had great success in diagnosing and treating TMD with orthotic (appliance) therapy followed by the indicated treatment: occlusal adjustment, bite reconstruction, orthodontic referral, or oral surgery referral.
He has taught fellow dentists on the concepts of aesthetic dentistry and TMD and has practiced general and reconstructive dentistry for over 30 years. He moved to the central valley with his wife Dixie in 2014 to be close to his grandchildren. Dixie helps out several days a week with their grandchildren. He loves Jesus, his family, his church family, and helping patients.