In 1977, Dr. Bennett graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry with his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. Dr. Bennett has had more than 40 years of experience in private dental practice, but for the last 30 years he has shifted focus.

For three decades, Dr. Bennett has limited his practice: The Tulsa Orofacial Pain & Sleep Disorders Clinic to the conservative treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) and sleep apnea. This has allowed him to expand his area of expertise in dentistry to continue to treat his patients to his utmost ability.

Dr. Terry Bennett

To continue to expand his knowledge in craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine, Dr. Bennett is a member of many organizations. He also holds diplomate certifications in several of these dental organizations.

In particular, Dr. Bennett has been extremely active in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) having served on the board of directors for more than a decade. He also served as program chair for four years and president of the AACP for two years.

Additionally, Dr. Bennett served as the AACP Institute Director of Education, which allowed him to organize and provide education around the treatment of TMD and dental sleep medicine.


  • Diplomate American Board of Craniofacial Pain (DABCP).
  • Diplomate American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine (DABCDSM).
  • Diplomate American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (DABDSM).
  • Diplomate American Academy of Pain Management (DAAPM).


Currently, Dr. Bennett divides his time between his private practice in Tulsa and lecturing for dental schools and several organizations across the country. He also enjoys being with his grandchildren and enjoying the sun and sand at his beach house in Alabama.

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