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Dr. Glassman


Dr. Barry Glassman, located in Allentown, PA, maintained a private practice which is limited to chronic pain management, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and dental sleep medicine. He currently serves as consultant to the Allentown Pain and Sleep Center with Dr. Don Malizia and Dr. Tony Polit maintaining the Allentown Model and the Allentown Pain and Sleep Center. A Diplomate of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and the American Academy of Pain Management, as well as a Fellow of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics and the Academy of Dentistry International, he is also on staff at the Lehigh Valley Hospital where he serves as a resident instructor of Craniofacial Pain and Dysfunction and Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Glassman is a Diplomate of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

A popular and dynamic speaker, Dr. Glassman lectures internationally, as well as throughout the United States. In addition to his extensive schedule which includes guest lecture appearances and in-depth courses on joint dysfunction, chronic pain, headache, sleep disorders, and migraine headache, Dr. Glassman is a frequent speaker at major chronic pain and joint dysfunction professional conferences. Dr. Glassman toured the country as the sole speaker for SomnoMED’s lecture series on sleep medicine.

Dr. Glassman servces as clinical and resident instructor for the Lehigh Valley Hosptial Network teaching craniofacial pain, joint dysfunction, chronic pain and dental sleep medicine.  Dr. Glassman has been a speaker at the Academy of Pain Management, the International College of Craniomandibular Disorders, the Academy of Orafacial Pain, the Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the International Academy of Gnathology, the American Equilibration Society, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, and many others including annual presentations at the British Dental Association. His topics include headache, chronic pain, joint dysfunction, and sleep disorders.

Dr. Glassman also hosts introductory and intensive courses for the general dentist in occlusion and parafunctional control, as well as sleep disorders. Courses are also available for those interested in Learning TMD diagnosis and treatment and pain management.  He is currently working with Dr. John Viviano and teaching courses at the Sleep Disorders Dentistry Learning Center in Toronto, Canada.  He teaches his two day Occlusion, Bruxism, and Parafunctional Control course there, as well as courses with Dr. Viviano in dental sleep medicine.  He is also proud to announce his teaching with Dr. Steve Scrivani.

Dr. Glassman has published a number of articles on pain management and sleep disorders in both peer and non peer reviewed journals. His editorials and articles on joint dysfunction, appliance therapy, and sleep disorders have appeared in Cranio, Inside Dentistry, Pain Management, and others.

Dr. Don Maliza and Dr. Glassman published “Chronic Orofacial Pain and Headache as Trigeminally Mediated Disorders”  in The Pain Practitioner as well as “The Curious History of Occlusion in Dentistry” which originally appeared in The Dentaltown Magazine and published in several other journals as well.

Malizia, D. L. and B. H. Glassman (2011). “Chronic Orofacial Pain and Headache as Trigeminally Mediated Disorders.” The Pain Practitioner 21(1): 52-55.

Glassman, B. H. and D. L. Malizia (2017). “The Curious History of Occlusion in Dentistry.” DentalTown Magazine(January): 55-62.

Along with his colleague Dr. Don Malizia and the neurology team at Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, he had his most recent publication on the use of the sphenopalatine ganglion injection in migraine published in Headache.  

Mehta , D., M. C. Leary , H. A. Yacoub, M. El-Hunjul, H. Kincaid, V. Koss, K. Wachter, D. Malizia, B. Glassman and J. E. Castaldo (2019). “The Effect of Regional Anesthetic Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block on Self-Reported Pain in Patients With Status Migrainosus.” Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain 59(1): 69-76.

For his dedication to education, Dr. Glassman has been awarded the prestigious Haden-Stack award, given by the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.  Adhering to an evidence based philosophy, Dr. Glassman utilizes current educational theory which results in mastery of understanding over the simple concept of acquisition of knowledge in isolation. This approach greatly increases the likelihood of the attendee moving forward with implementation of the material with practical application in clinical practice.

Despite retiring from active practice, Dr. Glassman remains extremely active teaching, consulting in both  clinical and practice model arenas, and actively writing.  He is currently working on a book he is co-authoring with Dr. Micah Sadigh, a well known and published clinical psychologist, that proposes to expose the ills of the dental profession and the difficult environment created for dentists to maintain high standards and patient centered practices.