Dr. Scott Tamura was born in Los Angeles and has practiced dentistry in Marina Del Rey California for over 25 years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, West Los Angeles Dental Society, the World Clinical Laser Institute, and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. Dr. Tamura has over 625 hours of continuing education in Neuromuscular Dentistry at the prestigious post- doctoral training facility The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).
Dr. Tamura is one of the few dentists who have completed all seven Core Courses at LVI, and was the 116th dentist in the world honored with the designation as an LVI Fellow. He has Post Doctoral training in Sleep Apnea, Airway Obstruction, Advanced Cranio-Facial Anatomy, Neuromuscular Full Mouth Reconstruction, Neuromuscular Occlusion, Dental Laser Certification, Advanced Dental Laser Surgery, Non-surgical Periodontal Laser Techniques, Advanced K7 Scan Analysis, Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction, Neuromuscular Functional Orthodontics for Adults and Children, Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Diagnosis and Treatment of Cranio Facial Pain.
Dr. Tamura and his wife who is a Clinical Psychologist, live in Manhattan Beach with their two children.
Performance Enhancing Mouthpieces
Dr. Tamura has also taken his experience in treating his patients with Craniofacial Pain, and used the Neuromuscular principles of skeletal alignment with athletes. The Athletic Performance Enhancing Orthotic's (mouthpieces) he fabricates for his patients have given them increased strength, range of motion, speed, flexibility, stamina and increased mental alertness while under stress.
He firmly believes that performance enhancing mouthpieces will become commonplace in the near future, with all athletes, professional and amateur taking advantage of Neuromuscular principles to improve their fitness and performance.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
|1975 - 1980
||UCLA - BS IN PSYCHOBIOLOGY
|1980 - 1984
||WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST LOUIS SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE – DMD
|2004 - 2008
||LAS VEGAS INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED DENTAL STUDIES – LVI FELLOW