About Us

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Our mission

Orofacial Therapeutics is dedicated to supporting the clinicians who treat orofacial pain and those who suffer from facial, head, neck, and jaw pain by providing resources and tools to aid in recovery, and by maintaining a referral network for patients seeking clinicians who specialize in the treatment, prevention, and management of chronic pain.

For Patients, We Understand And Acknowledge:
  • The importance of respecting pain and honoring each individual's desire to recover quickly with pain management tools that fit lifestyle and medical condition.

  • The difficulty patients have knowing when to seek medical care and where to go.

  • The hesitation patients with facial, head, neck, and jaw pain may have to pursue care because they don't know if treatment will be complex, time consuming, and/or costly.

  • It can be difficult to coordinate care across conflicting medical and dental insurance providers.
For Clinicians, We Understand And Acknowledge:
  • Each person responds differently to the tissue damage from facial, head, neck, and jaw injury – and to the physical and emotional stresses associated with injury and disability – and this may complicate making an accurate diagnosis or appropriate treatment plan.

  • Patient response to stress, patient engagement in self-care, and patient confidence in the medical help they receive are all factors in the recovery period.

  • Not all patients are confronting their dilemma of facial, head, neck, and jaw pain immediately after an acute injury/trauma. Some have an ongoing condition and some may have seen other professionals but have not obtained relief.

  • It can be difficult to coordinate patient care and treatment plans across different medical, dental, and physical medicine disciplines

Medical Devices Created by Pain Experts

Dr. Brad Eli, DMD, MS, Orofacial Pain Specialist for over 25 years, along with Ann McCulloch, Yale MBA, founded Orofacial Therapeutics in 2016 in San Diego. Our first products (QuickSplint®) and protocols (Jaw and Muscle Sprain, Strain Protocol, S.A.F.E., and the Parafunction Risk Rating Protocol) were designed for dentists and their patients.

One of the world’s foremost leaders in the field of Orofacial Pain, Dr. James Fricton, DDS, MS joined the team in 2017. Together we expanded our reach to assist patients and healthcare providers with a universal, consistent, conservative, and rapid response to craniofacial pain (Speed2Treat®), resulting in potential improvement to prevent TMD disorders, headaches, bruxism, chronic pain, and opioid use.

Dr. James Elliott, PT, Ph.D, FAPT joined the company in 2019, bringing his extensive knowledge and physical therapy experience to bear on our Speed2Treat® products. Dr. Elliott expands our vision to provide assessment and diagnostic tools to identify and streamline access to care for patients likely to progress to chronic or intractable pain.

Our Team

Dr. Brad Eli

Dr. Brad Eli


Founder of Facial Pain Specialists in San Diego, CA. Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain. Over 30 years of clinical experience in treating complex orofacial pain disorders. Graduate of the UCLA Post-Doctoral Residency Program in Orofacial Pain. Innovator in medical devices.

Ann McCulloch

Ann McCulloch


Founder of Orofacial Therapeutics in San Diego, CA. Graduate of the Yale School of Management with personal experience in TMD and chronic pain.

Dr. James Fricton

Dr. James Fricton

Pain Specialist at the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic, founder of the Orofacial Pain Program at the University of Minnesota. Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain with over 100 publications and books, top leadership positions, and 40 years of clinical orofacial pain experience.
Dr. Jim Elliott

Dr. Jim Elliott

Global expert in neck pain and whiplash injuries. Professor of Allied Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney. Adjunct professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University Chicago.

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