Dr. Demerjian has taken over 2000 hours of postgraduate education courses, in the area of TMJ, Craniofacial Pain, Sleep Disorders and Orthodontics. He is knowledgeable in neuro-anatomy, pain patterns, trigger points, the trigeminal branch/nerve and how it correlates to neurologic disorders. In 2014, he has joined Fontana Kaiser and worked as Project Scientist for the Department of Oral Biology in the UCLA School of Dentistry.
Since 2004, he has limited his practice to the treatment of TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Facial Pain, Sleep Apnea, Movement Disorders and Orthodontics. Along with two busy practices, Dr. Demerjian also lectures on topics in Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and its correlates on neurologic disorders.
Dr. Demerjian currently treats adolescents and adults with tmj/mpd-mayofascial pain disorders using custom fabricated orthotic appliances, myriad of therapeutic techniques and orthodontics. His sleep-disordered breathing treatments utilize using multiple dental sleep appliances and therapeutic techniques. He also treats patients suffering from neurologic disorderswith dental management of the disorder through his TMJ treatments. He has published several articles and research papers including how the trigeminal system correlates to neurologic disorders.
Bonita High School, La Verne, California 1980-1984
University of La Verne, La Verne, California 1984-1985
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California 1985-1987
University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California 1987-1990
Diplomate/Master - American Board of Craniofacial Pain
Fellow - American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
Diplomate - American Board of Pain Management
Fellow - International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
Diplomate – American Board of Forensic Dentistry
Diplomate – American College of Forensic Examiners
Master – Electro-Diagnostic Modalities – Bio-Research Institute
Certified Forensic Consultant
Certified - Academy of Laser Dentistry
American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
American Academy of Pain Management
International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
American Academy of Orofacial Pain
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American College of Forensic Examiners International
International Association of Orthodontics
American Academy of Functional Orthopedics*
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
San Gabriel Valley Dental Society
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry*
Academy of Laser Dentistry*
Advanced Cosmetic Interdisciplinary Study Club
Demerjian GG, Barkhordarian A, and Chiappelli1 F.Testing patient targeted therapies in patients with temporomandibular joint disorder with the arthrokinetic reflex: individual patient research Journal of Translational Medicine 2016, 14:231.
Sims AB, Stack BC, Demerjian GG. Spasmodic Torticollis: The Dental Connection; Cranio Journal 2012, 30:188-93.
Barkhordarian A, Ajaj R, Ramchandani M, Demerjian G, Cayabyab R, Danaie S, Ghodousi N, Iyer N, Mahanian N, Phi L, Giroux A, Manfrini E, Neagos N, Siddiqui M, Cajulis O, Brant X, Shapshak P, Chiappelli F. Osteoimmunology in HIV/AIDS: A Translational Evidence-Based Perspective, Pathology Research International 2011, E. pub 2011 May 21.
Demerjian G, Sims A, Stack B. Proteomic Signature of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders(TMD): Toward diagnostically predictive biomarkers, BioInformation 2011, 5:282-4.
Barkhordarian A, Demerjian G, Jan A, Sama N, Nguyen M, Du A, Chiappelli F. Stakeholder engagement analysis - a bioethics dilemma in patient-targeted intervention: patients with temporomandibular joint disorders, J Transl Med. 2015; 13: 15.
Chiappelli F, Barkhordarian A., Demerjian G, Bach Q, Vandan Kasar. Cluster Randomized Stepped Wedge Blinded Controlled Trials (CRSWBCT) In Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) – Part II: Implications for
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) Research, Transl Med (Sunnyvale) 2015, 5:3.
Chiappelli F, Barkhordarian A. Demerjian G, Bach Q, Vandan Kasar. Cluster Randomized Stepped Wedge Blinded Controlled Trials (CRSWBCT) In Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) – Part I: Toward a Revision of CONSORT, Transl Med (Sunnyvale) 2015, 5:3.
Dr. Demerjian grew up in Pasadena and his family moved to La Verne in 1981. He has been practicing dentistry in the city of Glendora since 1990 and in the San Fernando Valley since 2001. He is an avid Martial Arts practitioner, holding several Black Belts in numerous styles. He serves as the head instructor for Marquez School of Hope, teaching karate to all students including to the specially challenged. He is on the Dental Advisory Committee at Citrus College and the Sleep Panel at the Pomona Valley Hospital. He maintains active membership in numerous scientific organizations.