MEET DR. BAILEY
Dr. Bailey entered the field of dentistry with one goal: to make people smile. After earning her dental degree from West Virginia University, School of Dentistry (1983), Dr. Bailey continued her professional education with significant post-graduate study in cosmetic dentistry at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, of which she is an alumnus. During this time, Dr. Bailey developed a special interest in craniofacial pain, including the elements of dentistry related to sleep-disordered breathing (i.e., snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea) and TMJ disorders. Today, she dedicates her practice exclusively to patients who suffer from these disorders.
Committed to identifying and treating cause(s), not just symptoms -- Dr. Bailey’s conservative, non-surgical approach to care considers your dental health in the context of your overall health and wellness. She understands the relationship between sleep disorders and TMJ disorders, and knows that patients who do not experience recuperative sleep cannot be well.
Dr. Bailey routinely completes advanced education and training courses in the areas of dentistry related to sleep, TMJ disorders and craniofacial pain to ensure that the patients she sees from West Virginia and surrounding states receive state-of-the-art care.
A true trail blazer, Dr. Bailey is the first female to complete the requirements for Fellowship in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, and subsequently went on to achieve Master of Excellence status in this prestigious organization. She is also one of the first dentists in West Virginia to attain Diplomate status in the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM).
As part of her lifelong commitment to raising the standard of care for patients who suffer from sleep-disordered breathing, TMJ disorders and craniofacial pain, Dr. Bailey serves as a director of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) and Exam Committee Chair of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain (ABCP). She has also been honored for her contributions by her peers, who have elected her to serve as president of this professional organization beginning in 2014.
In terms of advanced education and training in assessment, diagnosis and management of craniofacial pain and TMJ disorders, Dr. Bailey has attained the status of Diplomate in both the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and the American Academy of Pain Management. She is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Dental Association and the West Virginia Dental Association.
- Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain
- Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain—Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine
- Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
For Dr. Bailey’s complete curriculum vitae, click here.
Disclaimer: While it is recognized as an important professional achievement, Diplomate status in the ABDSM, ABCP and AAPM does not denote specialty status nor does it confer for imply any legal qualification, licensure or privilege in professional activities.