Special thanks to my wife, Kathleen, whose understanding, patience,
support and special insight have made this endeavor possible.


Without the prior research and knowledge of these leaders in pain management and
their encouragement,  this work could not have been accomplished:

Bradley Eli, D.M.D.
Scripps Hospital Pain Center, La Jolla, CA
Dr. Eli was the first professional to encourage me to continue on in the pursuit of the NTI-tss concept.

Glenn T. Clark, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor and Director of the Facial Pain Clinic, U.C.L.A.
Dr. Eli introduced me to his mentor, Dr. Clark.  Dr. Clark also encouraged me to
continue with the pursuit of the NTI-tss.  Much of the data I cite to support the
NTI-tss's efficacy comes from Dr. Clark's research.

Jeffery P. Okeson, D.M.D.
Professor and Director of the Orofacial Pain Center, University of Kentucky
Terry Tanaka, D.D.S.
Professor, University of Southern California School of Dentistry
These are two of the most outstanding people that you'd ever want to meet. I first learned
of the anterior-point-stop concept at a lecture given by Dr. Tanaka back in 1983.
Dr. Okeson describes the NTI-tss concept in his textbook.

Wesley E. Shankland, II, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Director, TMJ & Facial Pain Center, Columbus, Ohio
President, American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain, 1997-99
Without Dr. Shankland's influence, the NTI-tss probably wouldn't be the growing
success it is today.  Having experimented with the NTI-tss himself (and achieving
outstanding results), Dr. Shankland took a  personal and professional risk and arranged
for me to make my first public presentation to the AAHNFP in July of 1998 and is
now one of the most experienced clinicians using the NTI-tss.

Bob Weber
Vice President of NTI-TSS, Inc.
Through Mr. Weber's sole efforts, the NTI-tss is now a readily available option to
any headache and/or TMD sufferer. His belief and commitment to the
concept have made it all possible.   Thanks, Bob.

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