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No regrets

Mar 07, 2016 by Jeanine

I am writing this review to share my happy story about the positive experience and great service I received from the first visit to Dr. Steve Lawson’s office.
It started about five years ago, when I went to my doctor because I had started snoring during the night. It was bothering my husband and I was feeling very tired. To fast forward this story……I went to specialists, sleep studies for sleep apnea and tried the CPAP machine. During this time, I saw an advertisement in a local paper for Dr. Steve Lawson practice. The word that caught my attention was “SNORING”. From the first appointment, the staff was informative, helpful and understood my symptoms. The tests were done and information gathered and was informed that wearing an appliance during the night would probably eliminate the snoring. And that it did! I choose to invest in an appliance and return the CPAP machine. I have no regrets. It has been the best investment that I have done. I now sleep well and feel rested when I wake up in the morning and the snoring has stopped. The appliance is more comfortable than the CPAP machine and easier to carry when travelling or sleeping away from home. Since then, I have had adjustments made to the appliance due to dental work. Dr. Steve Lawson and his staff have been there to answer any concerns and provide great service to accommodate my needs. I would highly recommend Dr. Lawson and staff for their expertise to anyone who is in need of their service. It was so worth it in my life.


Jan 03, 2016 by Heidi

To start off this testimonial, I just want to say that I have never written a testimonial before, but after my experience at the TMJ clinic, it would be a shame not to share my experience!

The day I decided to email Dr.Lawson, I was desperate for help. For over a decade, my head, neck, and jaw pain was getting unbearable. Chronic headaches, migraines, myofacial pain, overall feelings of being tired and unwell kept me from work and school. I went to every type of person for relief- acupuncture, massage, physiotherapy, dentist, etc. But nothing seemed to help!

My email was answered promptly and Dr.Lawson saw the desperation in my situation and agreed to see me. That next day, I was in his office. He described everything to me and took time to really hear my concerns and how I was feeling. It was the first time I felt like someone really understood what I was going through and showed genuine concern.

To say that Dr.Lawson has changed my life would be an understatement. I didn’t know it was possible to feel this good. I feel well rested, am more productive, and haven’t missed work due to headaches or pain to date! My foggy brain is gone, I am in much better spirits, and am more productive at work and life in general. I am just halfway through my treatment and my health issues have improved 90% (I was shocked by the improvement even within the first week of treatment).

The staff is so genuine and kind. They helped sort out my insurance coverage and are extremely accommodating and understanding when unforeseen life events happen that may conflict with appointments.

It is disheartening to think that TMJ disorder is not recognized by many insurance companies and is still considered an ‘experimental’ procedure. Either way, the cost is worth the benefits- Dr. Lawson is even so downtoearth he was willing to accommodate me with a financial payment system that best suited my financial situation (I am a full time student with not much income!)

To anyone who thinks they may have sleep apnea or TMJ, contact this office, I am confident they will change your life for the better like they continue to do for me! Dr. Lawson is not interested in just diagnose and treat, the entire staff is invested in improving your overall wellbeing which shows in their work.


Life changer

May 04, 2015 by Leif Thorsteinson

Simply put - Dr. Lawson changed my life. After years of snoring and a profound lack of energy I was fitted with a dental appliance. What a difference! Not only did my energy return and snoring disappear I literally felt like a new person. I really appreciate Dr. Lawson's professional and ongoing dedication to making a difference in patient's lives. A million thanks!


Dec 11, 2014 by Georgina Knight

Over 7 years ago I had just undergone 2 jaw scope surgeries which failed to alleviate my TMJ symptoms. I was suffering with a locked jaw, migraines, and pain that left me debilitated. I saw an advertisement for Dr. Lawson's practice in a small local paper, and made a call. Within days I was in the office undergoing a very thorough examination. I'd been suffering with TMJ issues for decades, and knew a lot more than most dentists and specialists I had seen. Steve was the first professional I had encountered who knew more than I did, and felt that he could help my symptoms decrease significantly without surgery.

At this point I had nothing left to lose. My oral surgeon didn't know what to do with me after the second jaw scope, so I signed on with Steve as he really was my last hope.

Over the past seven years Steve and his staff have been patient, kind, caring, and dedicated to my care and treatment. I have been through mouth guards, night guards and now am coming to the end of my braces stage. Throughout all of this, I could call the office if I was having severe troubles, and would be seen almost immediately. Even with car accidents, back surgeries, and other health issues, along the way, my TMJ symptoms decreased steadily to the point where I can talk, eat, and sleep.

One time I arrived at the office with a severe migraine. I was going blind, and the secretary drove me to the hospital for treatment. This one of a kind service is not seen as going out the way in Steve's office. Clients are treated as part of the family, and cared for in and out of the office setting.

Having lived with TMJ symptoms since early childhood, I have seen a huge number of specialists, dentists, etc. Now at the age of 41, I can say that my life was placed in to the hands of Steve Lawson and his staff, and his knowledge and care brought me back from the brink of ending my own life as my suffering was unbearable. I have nothing but praise for Steve and his staff. My life has been affected dramatically and definitely for the better since walking in to his office many years ago. As my treatment comes closer to its completion, I will have straight teeth, a functioning jaw, and a life long appreciation for Steve Lawson and his incredible staff.


Caring & Thoughtful

Nov 28, 2014 by Stacey Kemmensies

Thank you for caring and providing thoughtful solutions throughout these past 3 years. It seems like I cannot even begin to express my gratitude to you all but I will attempt it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me feel a million times better. It is an immense relief to be pain free in my jaw, neck, face and shoulders. To top it off I have straight teeth that are now so beautiful. What an amazing feeling to have my jaw, my teeth and my bite so balanced and in line

Sincerely grateful
Stacey Kemmensies, The Pas Manitoba


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Laura Radons - Winnipeg
For years I struggled with jaw pain and the side effects associated with TMJ and apnea. I was having migraines daily, clicking, popping, locking... Plus I had very poor sleeps, as well as clenching constantly and grinding at night. Further, my jaw was so sore all the time. There were times I couldn't even talk and had restricted my diet to items I didn't have to chew a lot. Imagine running a marathon and your legs are just so tired you just want to collapse at the finish line. I had that feeling with my jaw... But it never ended. I found myself crying from the pain of it all. So I explored options like braces, elastics, and implants to change the way my jaw behaved and even tried exercises to "strengthen my weak jaw". What I didn't realize ...
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Calgary Alberta
I cannot even begin to put into words how amazing Dr. Lawson is, but I will try! I have been clenching my teeth at night for a number of years, but had never experienced any difficulties as I wore a mouthguard. In December 2013, however, I began to experience jaw pain which progressed over the course of two weeks to the point that I was barely able to open my mouth due to the pain. I live outside of Manitoba, so I initially sought medical attention from so-called specialists in my province. Over the course of 5 months, I spent thousands of dollars on physiotherapy, x-rays, 2 mouth guards, and consultations in an effort to reduce my pain. Although there was some slight improvement in my pain and range of motion, my jaw was still not "normal"...
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Cathy and Lloyd - Montgomery Winnipeg
We first met Dr. Lawson just over 16 years ago when my husband got his front teeth knocked out during a hockey game 5 days before our wedding day. My sister-in-law referred us to him and he fixed Lloyd up in time for the wedding! We were both amazed and grateful. As it turned out, all 3 of my children ended up needing braces and, by this time, Dr. Lawson had specialized in TMJ and Orthodontics. Our son, a young adolescent at the time, had a TMJ issue and our twin daughters, as children, had severely crooked teeth. Throughout the years of their various treatments, Dr. Lawson and his staff took excellent care of us - both in terms of their care and the costs. Dr. Lawson was always willing and able to educate us on the steps of their treatment...
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Roxie Bohemier - Lorette Manitoba
I have seen Dr. Lawson for two different treatments over the past couple years- proper jaw placement & veneers. His staff has always been extremely courteous & pleasant. It is also obvious that Dr. Steve is passionate about what he does. He will commit to helping you and working with you until you are fully satisfied with your results. I absolutely love my smile, the placement of my jaw feels and looks great AND my sleep is sweet. I certainly respect he & his team for everything they have done for me... and saying that they have gone the extra mile for me would be a huge understatement. I highly recommend Dr. Steven Lawson!...
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Joanna Bouchard
I'm twenty-nine years old and have suffered with migraines, jaw pain, clicks and pops, facial tenderness, neck and shoulder pain for most of my life. I have seen many specialists over the years for these problems with no success. It was when my daughter got braces that I met Dr Lawson. Through conversation I had mentioned my concerns regarding my jaw and he explained that he could help me. I decided to schedule an appointment for an assessment. After taking an x-ray of my jaw joint and showing me why I was having so much pain, he had explained the treatment. The first phase was to wear an orthotic appliance during the day that repositioned my bite and a night appliance to prevent me from grinding my teeth. I started wearing the appliance...
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Ian Reid
Found Dr Lawson and his staff to be helpful and courteous. He and his staff made an appliance to stop snoring. Instruction on its use was thorough and the results were immediate. Snoring stopped overnight. Thank you Dr Lawson....
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Debbie Tomlinson – Winnipeg
Words alone cannot express the difference in the way I feel since undergoing therapy for my TMJ. Imagine headaches so painful that you cannot talk, constant pressure, ringing in the ears, dizzy spells and clicking and popping loud enough for your dinner guests to hear. Well that was me. After a headache that lasted 12 weeks I decided to see Dr Lawson about TMJ therapy. Within days of wearing my orthotic I experienced tremendous relief. The headaches disappeared right away and have not returned, ringing in my ears has diminished tremendously, my dizzy spells are gone and for the first time in years the clicking and popping although not completely gone is minimal. The constant pressure has totally disappeared and best of all, I have a profile...
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Susan Roffey – Winnipeg
When I first saw Dr. Lawson in 2006, I was seeing a physiotherapist, a massage therapist and a chiropractor for my neck and shoulder pain. I found Dr. Lawson to be both passionate and knowledgeable about jaw dysfunction and, after consultation, went ahead with his treatment plan. It took less than 48 hours from the very first appliance to completely eradicate my pain and once that portion was completed, I also chose to have braces to permanently move my teeth to support the new jaw position. Five years later, Dr. Lawson is now in the midst of providing orthodontic service for both of my daughters, once of whom has autism and absolutely loves him, and he continues to monitor my jaw health – all completely included in the original flat rate...
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Marie Baffoe – Winnipeg
Dr Lawson and staff are absolutely amazing! I appeared at his office after 8 months of headaches and, after 3 days of wearing an appliance, they were gone! He and his staff are the best. I was skeptical, the price is steep, but the result was more than I could have hoped for…complete healing. I am excited that he shares his knowledge with other dentists who are putting on braces…it’s not just about the straight teeth, it’s also about the alignment of the jaw! Thank you so much Dr Lawson and staff…for you compassion and making my wellbeing your priority! Life is definitely better and I sing your praises to all who will listen. Kudos!...
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Jim Hines - Winnipeg
The staff and doctor were efficient, knowledgeable and professional. My treatment and experience was excellent....
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Betty Esler - La Riviere Manitoba
I was referred to Dr. Lawson for clenching, grinding, sleep disorder and TMJ pain. I had been in agony almost daily for over 2 years. In that time, I had gone through 3 dentists/specialists and spent months receiving treatment that either didn’t work or even made it worse. By the time I got to Dr. Lawson, my pain was so excruciating, I wasn’t able to function in my daily life anymore. During my consultation, he really took the time to listen to me. He treated me like I mattered! I left his office feeling like a huge weight had been lifted from me. Within a week, I had an appliance. Within 5 days of wearing it, I experienced relief from that debilitating pain. It is so wonderful to be able to do regular everyday things again! Dr. Lawson ...
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Ryan Koslowski – Kleefeld Manitoba
Our son (age 9) had a substantial overbite. Dr. Lawson fitted him with an oral trainer (made of some type of rubber) which he was to wear at night for one year. The results were amazing. Now his teeth align perfectly. We paid $500 for this device and all the follow up appointments were free. We have another child that is just starting to wear a trainer from Dr. Lawson’s as well and so far the results look very promising. This second case was one of overlapping and crooked teeth, not an overbite. Overall a very positive experience....
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Corrina Richards - Winnipeg
I had the pleasure of being referred to Dr. Lawson in 2010 from Rana Medical as part of being tested for sleep apnea (which luckily it turned out I didn’t have). Dr. Lawson and I had a good discussion about my crooked teeth and the headaches I was having due to years of clenching my jaw. Dr. Lawson assured me during our meeting that he only used jaw surgery as a last resort. He explained that his specialty was TMJ and sleep apnea therefore his primary concern is with jaw alignment and airway but how the teeth look is also factored in. I attended Dr. Lawson’s office for approximately 3 & 1/2 years and received excellent service from him and his staff. They are the most friendly and accommodating group of people! Dr. Lawson himself is tru...
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Your passion to increase the quality of life for your patients is obvious. Thank you for going exceedingly above what was expected. Bless you and your team. ...
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