Dr. Schiffman has been on the faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry for over 30 years and is currently is a full professor in the Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain. He is a renowned expert in the treatment and management of chronic pain.
In 1982, Dr. Schiffman received his dental degree from the University of Iowa. In 1983, he completed the General Practice Residency (GPR) Program at Hennepin County Medical Center. In 1985, he was the first resident to complete the TMJ and Craniofacial Pain Fellowship at the University of Minnesota.
He subsequently completed a Masters in Oral Biology in 1987. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.
Dr. Schiffman is a member of the International Association for Dental Research, American Association of for Dental Research, American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, and the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.
Dr. Eric Schiffman is a professor in the Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and a diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He has over 30 years of experience treating Orofacial Pain patients. He has received over $16 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has over 60 peer-reviewed publications, 12 book chapters, and 3 patents – with another pending.
He has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on topics pertaining to the prevalence, etiology, diagnosis, and management of patients with TMD and orofacial pain.
Dr. Schiffman’s hobbies include biking, hiking, canoeing, gardening, traveling, snowshoeing, and all forms of skiing: downhill, cross country, and water.
5-Star Google Review
“I have been seeing Dr. Eric Schiffman at the St. Paul location. Dr. Schiffman is not only one of the best dentists I’ve ever had, he is one of the best doctors I’ve ever had. I can tell he truly cares about solving my problem. He is smart, conscientious, and knowledgeable (no surprise, as he teaches at the University of Minnesota). He diagnosed my issue when no other dentist could. The bite splint Dr. Schiffman provided me seems top quality, and he has been very attentive about ensuring proper fit and comfort. I would recommend Dr. Schiffman to anyone with pain issues related to their mouth, jaw, or TMJ.” Eleanor Frisch’s positive bite splint review, April 2, 2019