Gerald S. Fine, D.D.S.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) connects the jaw to the skull. Although it is easy to think of it as a simple hinge, this is actually one of the most complicated joints in the human body because it is made up of two connections that allow for biting and grinding movements. When they need TMJ treatment, Boston residents have learned to trust Dr. Gerald S. Fine, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with more than thirty years of experience. There are many ways to damage the TMJ, including car accidents and sports injuries. Dr. Fine is familiar with the complex operation of this joint and the treatment options available. There is no better source for oral and maxillofacial surgery in Boston. Dr. Fine and his staff are ready to assist you with your jaw pain.
When you have some type of TMJ disorder, often the treatment will not be surgery. However, if you do need surgical TMJ treatment, Boston based Dr. Fine is an excellent choice. He is an expert in his field. After completing his internship, he completed residencies in both anesthesia and oral and maxillofacial surgery. In Boston, many people may recognize him as the co-host of the weekly Oral Health Update cable program. Dr. Fine is also on staff at the Newton/Wellesley hospital and a surgeon at a facility dedicated to treating children with birth defects called the Massachusetts Hospital School. He has provided free treatment to children affected by the Chernobyl tragedy. This wide range of experience gives Dr. Fine a great wealth of personal knowledge to draw from when treating patients.