Dr. Tammarie Heit

Clinical Advisory Board

Doctor of Dental Surgery | University of Alberta

  • Founder of Scotia Square Dentistryin the heart of downtown Edmonton, Alberta Canada
  • Graduated with distinction from the faculty of dentistry in a second career which followed 10 years of practice in medicine as a registered nurse in the areas of labour and delivery, plastic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, intensive care and emergency/trauma
  • Awarded the Arthur B. Cumming medal of excellence in pediatrics
  • Volunteered in a dental surgical hospital in Maharagama, Sri Lanka

Neuromuscular Dentistry

  • Completed the curriculum at Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in temporomandibular disorders and full mouth reconstruction
  • President of ‘The Multidisciplinary Association for the Study of CranioCervical Pain’ (MASCCP) in Edmonton for 10 years
  • Earned a mastership from ‘The International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics’ (ICCMO) after research and publishing a thesis on the impact of jaw position in Multiple Sclerosis. Presented this research in Fukioka, Japan in front of 300 delegates in 5 languages
  • Acts as Canadian Regent on the board of ICCMO
  • Is the head of the Mastership committee in ICCMO

Craniofacial Development

  • Completed the groundbreaking research in her private practice that led to the discovery of a cure for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Published peer accepted evidence of the growth of the maxilla and upper nasal airways in peer reviewed, specialty journals
  • Published a case study of the first cure for severe obstructive sleep apnea in a medical journal
  • Has cured several patients of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Is involved in ongoing research in the prevention of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Is the Canadian certified Instructor for the clinical FASTTRACK program for VIVOs in this area

Private Practice

  • 22 years of private practice with 15 years as owner and sole practitioner in a clinic in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
  • Providing the services of general dentistry and the drugfree treatment of craniofacial pain in patients by optimizing their own anatomy and physiology
  • Promoting health and prevention
  • Working to prevent craniofacial pain and obstructive sleep apnea in patients starting at birth
  • Providing the service of laser frenectomy on infants to aid in breastfeeding per World Health Organizatioin
  • Ongoing research in an 18 year study of the effects of these procedures on pediatric craniofacial development and health of the individual especially on the prevention of obstructive sleep apnea

Memberships

  • MASCCP Multidisciplinary Association for the Study of Cranio-cervical Pain
  • ICCMO  International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
  • AADSM  American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • AASM  American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • ALD Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • CSS  Canadian Sleep Society
  • CDA  Canadian Dental Association
  • ADAandC  Alberta Dental Association and College

Publications

Neuromuscular Orthotics in the Treatment of Craniomandibular Dysfunction and the Effects on Patients with Multiple Sclerosis:  A Pilot Study:  Dr. Tammarie Heit:  Journal of Craniomandibular Practice January 2011; Volume 29, No 1. Pages 57-70

 

Reproduced Neuromuscular Orthotics in the Treatment of Craniomandibular Dysfunction and the Effects on Patients with Multiple Sclerosis:  A Pilot Study:  Dr. Tammarie Heit with permission of the above journal in The ICCMO Anthology Volume IX The Application of the Principles Of Neuromuscular Dentistry to Clinical Practice 2010:  Pages 3-17.

 

The effect of the physiological rest position of the mandible on cerebral blood flow and physical balance:  an observational study:  Tammarie Heit, Carol Derkson, Jordan Bierkos, Maher Saqqur.  Department of medicine (neurology), University of Alberta, Canada.  CRANIO, The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice 2014, Vol. 0, No. 0

 

Changes in 3D Midfacial Parameters after Biomimetic Oral Appliance Therapy in Adults: G Dave Singh, Tammarie Heit, Derek Preble:  JIOS April-June 2014; 48(2);  104-108

 

Changes in 3D Nasal Cavity Volume after biomimetic oral appliance therapy in adults:  G. Dave Singh DDS, PhD, BDS, Tammarie Heit DDS, Derek Preble BFA & Ravindra Chandrashekhar MD, MS;  CRANIO-The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice 2016, Vol 34 No. 1

 

A Novel Combined Protocol for the Resolution of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea:  Heit TC, Sebastian J and Singh GD;  Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy:  Volume 5 Issue 5, 1000251