Lawrence Gottesman, D.D.S., received his dental education at NY University College of Dentistry, graduating in 1977 and maintains a private practice in Rockville Centre, NY.

Dr. Gottesman has served on the teaching faculty of the Lenox Hill Hospital Dental Service
and has also been on the faculty of the NY University College of Dentistry TMD/Orofacial Pain program where he served as Director of Neuropathic Pain in the Advanced Orofacial Pain/TMD Graduate teaching program.

Together with Dr. G. William Arnett and Dr. Stephen B. Milam, Dr. Gottesman has co-authored the acclaimed two-part article, “Progressive Mandibular Retrusion— Idiopathic Condylar Resorption” which was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics in July and August of 1996.


Dr. Gottesman's most recent publications in the November and December, 2014 issues of Dentistry Today, entitled, "TMD Rediscovered: A New Paradigm, Parts I and II" has set a new industry standard for understanding how temporomandibular joint disorders are linked to infections and hemostatic abnormalities. 





Dr Lawrence Gottesman TMJ Specialist




    Progressive Mandibular Retrusions - Idiopathic Condylar Resorption - Part 1

    University of Florida Facial Pain Center
    Arnett Orthognathic Surgery Forum (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)

    Greater NY Dental Meeting (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)

    OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry

    Boston University Orthodontic Residency Program

    New Conn Orthodontic Study Group

    Occlusal Concepts Study Group

    Numerous Local Study Groups

    TMD: An Infectious Disease Conjoined with Thrombophilia


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1977 - Current: Solo practice in Rockville Centre, NY.    
New York University College of Dentistry
1973: City College of NY; BS (cum laude)                                   



Gottesman L, Arnett GW, Milam SB.: Progressive Mandibular Retrusion-Idiopathic Condylar Resorption.  American Journal of Orthodontics.  July and August, 1996.


Gottesman, L.: TMD Rediscovered: A New Paradigm, Part I and II. Dentistry Today. November and December, 2014.



I have lectured locally and nationally on the subjects of facial pain, TMD, the sensorimotor control system, muscle spindles and their role in function and occlusion, occlusion, periodontal mechanoreceptors and reflex control of human jaw muscles, proprioception, neuromuscular incoordination, biomechanical cellular signaling, and TM joint splints. The topic of thrombophilia, osteonecrosis and co-infections is an area of special interest.


Currently, the identification of complement, immune and hemostatic system abnormalities in mediating orofacial pain syndromes through the kinin family as contributory to small-fiber sensory neuopathies has become central to my diagnostic investigation and therapeutic approach.


Professional memberships

The Greater Long Island Study Group, The Peninsula Hospital Study Group and The South Shore Study Group.


Hospital & Teaching Affiliations

1992-1994:  Lenox Hill Hospital, NY, NY
1996-1998:  NY University College of Dentistry TMD/Orofacial Pain program faculty member specifically responsible for post-graduate fellow training in neuropathic pain.  Director of Neuropathic Pain in the Advanced Orofacial Pain/TMD teaching program.




March 5, 2015

Infection and thrombophilia as causitive factors in
temporomandibular joint disease and orofacial pain.


Relationship between inflammation and activation of the coagulation system as the root cause of damage to the vascular tissues leading to a localized or more global mode of failure beyond the TMJ, other joints and extra-articular tissues.

The relationship between infection and coagulation
The inherited and acquired disorders of thrombophilia
Organisms most frequently involved in oral systemic
hematogenous infections
Examination tips and interpretation


January 29-31, 2015

Thursday, January 30
2:50-3:30 – Larry Gottesman, DDS
Thrombophilia and co-infections as the primary cause of TMJ disorders


Dear Dr. Gottesman,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your contribution to the success of the recent 14th Annual Arnett Orthognathic Surgery Forum.


The information in your talk was educational and informative.  It was clear your presentation was well received by the members.


Once again, thanks for taking time from your practice and personal life to participate. We appreciate your dedication to teaching and continued education.

Bill Arnett and Michael Gunson
Arnett Gunson Facial Reconstruction



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