Cory Herman, DDS MS

Adjunct Associate Professor


Office Phone
Office Address

6-320 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Adjunct Associate Professor


DDS, University of Minnesota, 1998
MS, University of Minnesota (TMD and Orofacial Pain), 2000
University of Minnesota, 1994

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Dr. Herman earned his DDS from the University of Minnesota and completed advanced education clinical training in temporomandibular disorders with and MS in Dentistry. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orofacial Pain and is a Fellow of the Academy of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Herman is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the division of TMD and Orofacial Pain where he is involved in the education and training of upcoming specialists in the field of TMD and Orofacial Pain. He is active with the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the American Headache Society. Dr. Herman treats both adults and children with TMJ and Orofacial pain disorders. Working in conjunction with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians including physical therapists, health psychologist, and physicians Dr. Herman works to coordinate and manage both simple and complex chronic pain disorders involving the jaw, face and head. Additionally, Dr. Herman has a special interest in the management of obstructive sleep apnea with the use of oral appliances.


Research Summary/Interests

Clinical interests include the conservative management of TMD and orofacial pain, integrative multidisciplinary care and dental sleep medicine.


“The effectiveness of adding clonazepam or cyclobenzaprine to patient education and self-care for the treatment of jaw pain upon awakening.” A Randomized Clinical Trial Herman CR, Schiffman EL, Rindal DB and Look JO: J. of Orofacial Pain, 2002;16(1) 64-70

“Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the temporomandibular joint with intractranial extension: a case and literarure review.Herman CR, Swift JQ and Schiffman EL Int. J Oral Maxillofac. Surg, 2009; 38-795-801


Board Certifications

  • Board certified by American Board of Orofacial Pain
  • Diplomate of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain