MEET YOUR DOCTOR

DR. TANYA KUSHNER, DDS

Dr. Kushner received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago. She graduated in the top of her class and received the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society Award.

Dr. Kushner practiced general dentistry for several years before specializing in the treatment of people who suffer from craniofacial pain, TMD and sleep disorders. She has received advanced education and training in these fields including 1,500 hours of continuing education in Craniofacial Pain, TMD and Sleep Medicine. As such, Dr. Kushner’s extensive post-gradaute learning has resulted in earning her the following recognitions: Diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Diplomate of American Board of Orofacial Pain and Fellow of American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

In addition, Dr. Kushner is highly respected among her peers and is an active member of the community. She is also President of Kitsap County Dental Society and is a member of the Education Committee for American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Kushner shares her knowledge and experience as a national lecturer to other health professionals.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Novosibirsk State Medical School 1986-1989
Loyola University, Chicago 1991-1993

DENTAL SCHOOL

Northwestern University Dental School 1993-1997
Doctor of Dental Surgery

POST GRADUATE TRAINING

The Pankey Institute 2003-2005
The Spears Institute 2011-2014
American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Mini Residency 2013-2014
Fellow of American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
Diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Diplomate of American Board of Orofacial Pain

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Private Dental Practice, 1997-2014 – Evanston, IL
TMJ and Sleep Apnea Clinic, 2014-Present – Poulsbo, WA

AWARDS

Omnicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Society

CERTIFICATIONS

National Board of Dental Examiners 1997
North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners 1997

Washington State Dental Association
American Dental Association
American Academy of Facial Esthetics
American Academy of Orofacial Pain
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

DR. PAT BARRET

Dr. Barrett has practiced dentistry in the Kitsap County area since 1971. In 1988, he focused his practice on treating disorders of TMJ. Dr. Barrett has passed examinations in the following memberships:

  • American Academy of General Dentistry (AAD) – 1980 Fellowship.
  • International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO) – 1990 Fellowship.
  • American Academy of Pain Management – 1994 Diplomat.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Indiana University, Pre-Dental Studies, 1960-1966

DENTAL TRAINING

Indiana University, School of Dentistry, 1970.
Doctor of Dental Surgery, D.D.S.
First Place, Table Clinic Award, Indiana State Dental Meeting.
Honorable Mention, Case Presentation, Academy of Dentistry for Children, National Award.
Honors Excellence Clinical Program, Indiana School of Dentistry

INTERNSHIP

University of Washington Hospital
Seattle, Washington 1970-1971

CERTIFICATIONS

National Board of Dental Examiners, 1970
Washington Board of Dental Examiners, 1970

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Private Dental Practice, 1970-1989
Kingston Dental Center, Kingston, WA

Private Dental Practice, 1977-1982
Hadlock Dental Center, Hadlock, WA

Private TMJ/Facial Pain Practice, 1982-1987
Tracyton Dental Center, Tracyton, WA

TMJ Diagnostics with Farrand Robson, DDS
Tacoma, WA 1988-1993
Bremerton, WA 1988-1995

TMD Facial Pain Clinic
Poulsbo, Washington, August 1995-Present

FACULTY & HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

University of Washington, School of Dentistry,
Clinical Assistant in Departments of Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry, 1972-1977

Harrison Hospital, Bremerton, WA
Courtesy Appointment, 1973-Present

19365 7th Avenue NE

Suite 114, Poulsbo, WA 98370

DIRECTIONS

360-979-1537

Fax: 360-779-7732