The team at TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre has been carefully selected by Dr. Daniel Klauer. Each member brings a unique set of skills to provide all of our patients’ complete and comprehensive care. Many patients suffer from pain that has burdened some for decades. We have completed extensive sensitivity training to be able to provide comfort and guidance to our patients so that they can recover and live a pain free life.
Dr. Klauer is pleased to provide the community with non-invasive treatment options for those suffering from TMD, Headaches, Facial Pain and Sleep Disordered Breathing. Patients have been seeking out his expertise for years and find comfort and relief from sometimes decades of pain and sleepless nights.
Patients can expect to spend valuable time with Dr. Klauer and his team as they make it their work to understand how a pain free life and optimal sleep will positively impact their life. He has designed the practice to be a soothing and serine environment where patients come to begin their journey to a pain free life.
Dr. Klauer looks forward to meeting new patients and releasing them from pain!
Nurse Practitioner Banks loves building trusting relationships with her patients and feels privileged to help patients feel better and improve their quality of life. Her previous experience in endocrinology, paired with completion of Dr. Olmos’ Mini-Residency on TMJ and Sleep Therapy, make her an asset to our practice and create an extraordinary patient experience. In addition to patient care, she is passionate about providing education that empowers patients to make positive changes for their health.
Nurse Practitioner Banks received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University in Fort Wayne and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne. She is also an active member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. In her spare time, she loves being active outside: walking her dogs, strolling on the beach, hiking trails, cardinal watching and exploring new areas.
Krystal considers it a privilege to work with a thoughtful doctor who genuinely seeks to understand causes of patients’ pain rather than simply treating their symptoms. She has been with the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre for over 6 years serving previously as the lead TMJ & Sleep Therapy Assistant, and now a Certified Myofunctional Therapist through the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). She is an exceptional trainer and is heavily sought after from practices nationwide.
Krystal’s completed coursework and background includes Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene with extensive training from IAOM, Myobrace (Myofunctional Research Co), Dr. Steven Olmos (TMJ & Sleep), Dr. Zaghi (Functional Frenuloplasty), and Patrick McKeown (Buteyko Breathing). Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her husband Kyle, their daughter Eleanor, and their two dogs Payton and Bodhi.
Find more info about the IAOM and Krystal here: orofacialmyologist.org
The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre is excited to initiate this collaboration with Sleep Physician, Dr. Anil Rama. It is becoming increasingly hard to meet face-to-face with a board-certified sleep physician. Many medical facilities are now being forced to do “mail to home” sleep studies due to decreased medical insurance reimbursements. Thus, our patients have many unanswered questions. As a dentist, Dr. Klauer does not and cannot diagnose Sleep Disorders, so collaboration with a Sleep Physician is paramount for our patients. Now, our patients can meet face-to-face via telehealth with the world-renowned Dr. Anil Rama. Dr. Rama’s clinical education and experience is top notch, and you can read more below.
Anil Rama, MD is the founder of Sleep and Brain and serves as Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. He is the recipient of the 2021 Stanford Distinguished Service Award, awarded to one clinical faculty member per year. He is the former Medical Director of Kaiser Permanente’s tertiary sleep medicine laboratory.
Dr. Rama is also an editorial board member of the Sleep Science and Practice Journal and has authored several book chapters and seminal peer-reviewed journal articles in sleep medicine. Furthermore, Dr. Rama is a lecturer for the Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency at the University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
In addition, Dr. Rama is on the medical advisory board for Fullpower®-AI. He has been an investigator in clinical trials for drugs or devices designed to improve sleep and contributed to stories in national newspapers, local news stations, wellness websites, and health newsletters.
If you want or need a Sleep Study facilitated by Dr. Rama contact our office at (574) 968-5166.
The Practice Administrators for the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre manage all office logistics to ensure efficient operation within the practice. Most importantly, they work daily as advocates for our patients among our referral network to make certain that the proper next steps are taken for patients’ long-term health.
Nicole loves when patients get released from treatment. Watching them leave the office on that last day feeling much better both physically and emotionally reminds her of how lucky she is to have her career. Nicole enjoys relaxing at home with her husband, two daughters, and her dog Whitney.
Ashton, Patient Concierge for the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre, is focused to provide patients a top-notch experience through her inviting and friendly demeanor. With many years of experience in the hospitality world she offers an exceptional level of customer service that you may have experienced. Ashton enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their two dogs.
Our Treatment Coordinator helps our patients to better understand their treatment and benefit options. Additionally, she assists patients in navigating the referral process throughout therapy, allowing patients to spend their energy on what matters most: achieving optimal health!
Jillian appreciates the great dynamic and friendship among the staff at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre. She feels so rewarded by witnessing the patients’ transformations from start to end of treatment. Jillian has a great interest in fitness and nutrition and she enjoys meal prepping and building her own clean-eating recipes.
Our development team helps the community to better understand the conditions that Dr. Klauer and his team diagnose and treat in both children and adults. They work with this area’s medical and dental communities to ensure that we are supporting their practices, and thus their patients, in the most beneficial way possible. The ultimate goal of this team is to bridge communication between the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre and those we serve with the goal of being a true wellness resource for our community.
Bridget’s passion for patient care allows her to act as the liaison between our practice and referring providers helping to create an overall positive patient experience. She wants patients to know they should never be afraid to take the necessary steps to follow their treatment plan and ultimately sleep well and live pain free. Outside of the office, Bridget enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and staying active.
Certified TMJ & Sleep Clinical Assistants
Our clinical assistants have been thoroughly trained to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of those seeking our help at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre. Our patients will tell you that their empathetic nature, professional demeanor and clinical expertise truly make them extensions of Dr. Klauer. Whether collecting data for new patients or tracking progress and executing next steps, their goal is to ensure open communication, clinical excellence and a smooth (and fun) therapeutic process for our patients.
Kelly joined the practice coming from a decade in the orthodontic world. She is continually amazed that so many pieces of dentistry and orthodontics come together here at our practice. She finds pride in working with Dr. Klauer and the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre team. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog.
Lauren started her career as an Oral Surgery Assistant before starting with TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in 2018. She is a certified Myobrace Myofunctional Therapist and forefronts Home Sleep Tests for the practice. Lauren is inspired by helping our patients feel better and achieve life-long happiness once again. She enjoys spending her time with friends and family!
Andrea’s fascination with teeth is what motivated her to become a Dental Assistant; when she realized that dentistry would provide her with more than a job, but a career that she would find fulfilling for years to come, she knew she’d made the right decision. Her favorite part about being a Dental Assistant is helping patients build their confidence in their smiles and educating them on how to maintain their gorgeous grins with an impeccable home hygiene routine. When she’s away from the office, Andrea enjoys shopping, eating, traveling, and working out.
Paige started her career in the healthcare industry and has always had a passion for making a difference in patients’ lives. She enjoys the challenge of learning the dental industry and finds fulfillment in encouraging patients throughout the treatment process. Paige’s welcoming smile, empathetic personality, and communication skills create wonderful connections with all of her patients. Outside of the office, she loves taking her dog on adventures and trying new restaurants.