Welcome to Our Practice


Dr. Syrop is recognized as a leading expert on Facial Pain and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ, TMD) and in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea with the use of oral appliances. Dr. Syrop has a philosophy that focuses on conservative care avoiding expensive and unnecessary treatment.

Patients with facial pain, TMD /TMJ or headaches often come in having failed previous treatments and with worries about their problem.  Dr. Syrop’s goal is to educate patients, allay their fears and give them hope for the future. He is located in Rockefeller Center in the heart of NYC and also in Briarcliff Manor in Westchester County New York.  Throughout his career, he has always combined private practice with academic involvement.  He is an Associate Professor, teaching students and residents at Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine, and he is chief of the TMD facial pain service at Weill Cornell Medical Center. As the author of numerous articles about TMD/Facial pain, he is in demand as a speaker at scientific meetings.


As director of a TMD-Facial Pain Clinic and in my private practice, I deal with people suffering from moderate to unbearable pain.  Often they have searched for answers for months or even years. Some have seen several physicians or dentists previously and have been treated for a variety of misdiagnosed ailments. They ask: What is causing my pain? Is there something seriously wrong? How can I get relief? Will I ever feel pain free again? How drastic is the treatment? To answer these questions, allay fears,  and assure patients that there is hope I have prepared this website.

-Dr. Steven B. Syrop