Lynn Lipskis, DDS
TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre Director
Dr. Lynn Lipskis is a general dentist and exclusively treats patients with TMJ disorders or sleep breathing disorders. She strives to stay current with the latest concepts in the treatment of chronic pain and snoring/sleep apnea.
Dr. Lynn Lipskis suffered from symptoms related to her TMD condition for fifteen years until she had graduated from dental school and embarked upon a journey to find an answer to this problem. On this journey, she has had the privilege of studying with leaders in the field of Sleep Apnea, TMJ and chronic pain therapies. Dr Lipskis fully appreciates the close relationship between TMJ issues and sleep disordered breathing.
Dr. Lipskis is a graduate of Loyola University School of Dentistry and founded St. Charles Family Dentistry Ltd., a family dental practice, with her husband. They have practiced together for 30 years. In 2011, Dr. Lynn made the decision to concentrate her professional attention solely on the practice of Dental Sleep Medicine and the treatment of TMD and chronic pain.
Dr. Lipskis has over 1800 hours of post graduate education in the areas of TMJ dysfunction, sleep breathing disorders, orthodontics, and chronic pain therapies. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. These distinctions are awarded to less than 300 dentists in the USA. She has over fifteen years experience treating patients with TMD or sleep breathing issues and has established a network of professionals with whom she is able to provide comprehensive therapies to her patients. We believe that everything is connected, and the treatment of chronic pain must be a team approach.
Her treatment protocols are non-invasive and reversible. Patients are often amazed at how simple the solution often appears. She works with a team of professionals who share her passion for helping people in a holistic manner.
Dr. Lipskis and her husband raised three daughters, one of whom is also a dentist and practices in the family general dental office, St. Charles Family Dentistry. When she isn’t working, Dr. Lipskis enjoys reading, skiing, going to the beach and generally enjoying life.
Ed Lipskis, DDS, MS
Centre for Integrative Orthodontics Director
Dr. Edmund Lipskis is a general dentist with over 5,000 hours of post-graduate education in the fields of orthodontics, TMJ dysfunction, sleep related breathing disorders and chronic pain therapies. He has traveled worldwide to study with some of the leaders in these fields. His commitment to learning continues today.
Dr. Lipskis is a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain. He is also a fellow in the International Association or Orthodontics.
Dr. Lipskis has lectured internationally on the Phase Two treatment (via orthodontics) of chronic pain individuals. Drs. Ed and Lynn host a doctors course on Airway Focused Orthodontics in their office on an annual basis.
He is well versed in all phases of orthodontics, including Damon passive ligation, Invisalign, and myofunctional orthodontics. Dr. Lipskis believes that orthodontics is an opportunity to take advantage of an individual’s growth potential to maximize the aesthetic outcome. He not only straightens teeth, he works to create beautiful, functional faces.
As co-founder of St. Charles Family Dentistry Ltd. and the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Chicago, Dr. Ed has extensive knowledge in all phases of dentistry. He enjoys helping people to realize their goal of a beautiful healthy smile
Kelly Wells, DC
Myofunctional & Myobrace Director
Dr. Kelly Wells is one of only a handful of chiropractic physicians in the Midwest specializing in craniopathy (cranial adjusting) – and one of few across the country specializing in dental co-treatment. Intense physical training, coupled with a major auto accident, left her with chronic pain and sleep issues, and years spent seeking relief. Her journey led her to non-traditional treatment methods and inspired her to help others who don’t get relief from traditional healthcare.
Dr. Wells graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2005. She became interested in TMJ/TMD-dental co-treatment in 2009. She completed chiropractic cranial therapy training through SOTO USA from 2009 to 2011, and advanced TMJ/TMD-dental co-treatment training from 2011 through 2013.
When her daughter was born in 2011, Dr. Wells immediately became aware her child had significant difficulties the pediatrician, occupational therapist, and others, couldn’t address. She expanded her cranial training during the next two years, completing additional post-graduate coursework in Pediatrics through SOTO USA and the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association. Most recently, she is expanding her education with certifications in Orofacial Myology (myofunctional therapy) and Breathing Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Wells is passionate about helping patients experience health and wellness at their full genetic potential, especially in children ages 0-7. She has been in practice for 12 years, and has completed over 120 hours in post-graduate education in cranial adjusting and Dental Co-Treatment alone, with a related 200 additional post-graduate hours in functional nutrition and integrative healthcare. Dr. Wells is board licensed in Illinois in both Chiropractic and Physiotherapy.
Community involvement and support is something Dr. Wells feels strongly about. She participated in a month-long humanitarian trip to Vietnam in 2004, providing healthcare to hundreds in five cities, as well as greatly needed self-care items and food donations to three orphanages. She is also actively involved in local groups focusing on parenting, children with special needs, childbirth, breastfeeding support, and holistic health.
Dr. Wells offers non-invasive, effective care for patients of all ages, particularly in the areas of pre-orthodontic intervention and avoiding relapse after treatment. Her extensive education and years of clinical experience add a truly integrative dimension to the orthodontic and TMD treatment protocols.