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Looking for a TMJ Specialist or Sleep Treatment in New Orleans? Our proven system for diagnosing and treating craniofacial pain and sleep-related breathing disorders is your answer.

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3101 7th Street
Metairie, LA 70002

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Mon – Weds: 8am – 5pm
Thurs: 8am – 3pm
Fri: 8am – 1pm

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Leading TMJ Experts in the New Orleans Area

Specializing in the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Sleep Disorders


Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

Explore a spectrum of sleep-related breathing disorders, which encompass conditions such as snoring, upper airway resistance, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

TMD/TMJ Facial Pain

Facial Pain, also known as craniofacial pain, encompasses a range of conditions affecting the cranium and facial area, including issues such as TMJ shoulder pain and TMJ neck pain. Relief and comprehensive care for craniofacial pain disorders are what our specialists are dedicated to providing.


Pediatric Therapy

Specialized relief for Pediatric TMJ and Sleep Therapy, providing early intervention and personalized treatment to ensure children can enjoy a healthier, more restful childhood.

Do you struggle to get a good night’s sleep?

Dr. Terry Billings and Dr. Emily Levy are TMJ Dentists who use advanced technology and cutting-edge research to treat chronic pain and sleep disorders.

The doctors at Billings Family Dentistry have trained for years to serve our community as the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of New Orleans. Our Centre, part of TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centres International, allows our dentists to better serve you in the areas of sleep therapy and craniofacial pain.

Trouble sleeping is often related to a patient’s craniofacial pain – including head, face, neck, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain – as well as breathing disorders, such as airway obstruction, sleep apnea, and snoring. The causes of many of these symptoms are closely related to mouth and jaw alignment. Breathing and facial pain are linked to sleep bruxism (grinding your teeth). At the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of New Orleans, our doctors find and treat the source of the pain, as opposed to symptom-treating. Our thorough exam is based on years of research and proven protocols to help our patients improve their quality of life.

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Terry J. Billings, DDS

Dr. Emily Levy

Emily Billings Levy, DDS

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Very Rev. Philip G. Landry

5.0 ★★★★★

Having been diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2003, I was fitted for a head-gear breathing apparatus to alleviate the condition. After struggling with discomfort and lack of sleep, I discontinued use of the device. During a visit to my cardiologist in 2017, I was ordered to take another sleep test which revealed that the condition had reached a dangerous level and that it must be addressed immediately. I shared with Dr. G. Johnson my concerns from the past and he informed me that a new mouth piece for this sleep disorder was available and referred me to Dr. Terry Billings, DDS.

I contacted Dr. Billings and during my first appointment with him, after a series of tests, he determined that I had another condition, TMJ, which would have to be treated before addressing the sleep disorder. He explained to me that I would have to wear mouthpieces, one by day and one by night, for twelve weeks to correct this issue. My instant reaction was that as a Catholic priest serving as the rector of the St. Louis Cathedral, I often celebrate televised Masses during which a mouthpiece would certainly be a deterrent. Dr. Billings patiently and understandingly explained that I really had no option but assured me that he would be able to make weekly adjustments to the mouthpieces that would help with these concerns.

Now as I approach the final weeks of this treatment, I am pleased to share that I have been most satisfied with the care and attention of both Dr. Billings and his staff. The level of professionalism and proficiency which I have experienced in the weekly office visits have made a challenging issue bearable. It is amazing to me what the treatment of the TMJ has done for my overall health and well-being and as I now await the mouthpiece to address my sleep disorder I am most grateful to Dr. Billings for his diagnosis and excellent treatment during this period of preparation for it.

Arden Ballard, PA-C, MS

5.0 ★★★★★

You don’t hear that often about a dentist, but his attention to detail, meticulous examination and in-office testing led to uncovering a severely deviated septum that needed prompt surgical intervention. I’m forever grateful for him and his entire staff.

Dr. Billings noticed that I checked yes to a few items on his questionnaire. When he began asking about my fatigue, sluggish feeling, etc. I blamed it on the kids and being a parent of two young boys. After his dental exam, he insisted that there could be more to my symptoms. After a chat, we decided to do an in-office Facial CT scan. It’s been 4 years since I had one, so I agreed. Everything was promptly scheduled, and their text reminders kept me on schedule.

I did the CT scan, and Dr. Billings pointed out my severely deviated septum and recommended I get a prompt ENT evaluation. I brought a printout of the CT to my next appointment, and I ended up having sinus surgery 3 weeks later.

Immediately after surgery, I knew something was different. After healing, I was sleeping better, breathing better and, sure enough, less sluggish and not reaching for my 3pm coffee. All from going to the dentist.

My teeth look great, too!

Dr. Billings has opened my eyes to understand that dentists are part of the entire medical team, and when using their training to the fullest, they can change lives.

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Over 70 Centres Located in 7 Countries

Over 70 Centres


Decades of Combined Experience



Tens of Thousands of Patients Treated

Tens of Thousands