Metairie, LA and Reston, VA – September 2, 2018 – Local dentist, Terry J. Billings, DDS, has
successfully completed all requirements and is now board certified by the American Board of
Craniofacial Pain (ABCP). Recognizing Dr. Billings’ achievement, ABCP President, Jeanne K.
Bailey, DDS, explained:
“Earning Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial status is an important professional
achievement that signifies to patients plus dental, medical and other health professionals
that the dentist has met the high standards of care set forth by the ABCP.”
Craniofacial Pain is the broad term used by dental and medical professionals to encompass all
pain disorders of the head, neck and face including: disorders of the temporomandibular joint (i.e.,
“TMJ” or jaw joint), headache disorders, dental sleep-related disorders plus neuromuscular,
neuropathic and other related disorders causing persistent pain and dysfunction of the craniofacial
structures. First used circa 1859, the term is derived from the root cranio (meaning “head or
“skull”) and facial (which refers to the face generally).
Dr. Billings, who practices at 3101 7th St, Metairie, LA, met or exceeded all eligibility criteria
designated by the ABCP for education, clinical experience and patient care. To earn the
designation “Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain,” Dr. Billings also successfully
completed a rigorous psychometrically-derived written certifying examination and oral case
TMJ disorders are estimated to affect more than 35 million Americans. Dentists with advanced
training and experience in Craniofacial Pain can effectively assess, diagnose and manage TMJ
Established in 1985 and headquartered in Reston, VA, the ABCP is an independent, nonprofit whose
purpose is to conduct certification examinations in the field of Craniofacial Pain. The ABCP adheres
to the American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct, and
advises all Diplomates to follow this code and their state or legal regulatory agency requirements,
when advertising their status.
For more information about the ABCP, visit www.abcp-us.org.