Elizabeth Moncada, D.D.S., M.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain

Dr. Moncada dedicates her practice to the evaluation and treatment of head and neck disorders.  She has extensive expertise and experience in the areas of headache, temporomandibular disorders, orofacial pain including idiopathic toothache and neuropathic pains, head and neck injuries and sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea.   As is common with many chronic conditions, there may be multiple underlying conditions with which to contend.  Dr. Moncada is prepared to do a comprehensive evaluation and include other specialists.



Dr. Moncada completed a post-doctoral program in Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction in conjunction with a Masters in Oral Biology at the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1993.  The goal of her training was to bridge the gap between medicine and dentistry when evaluating and treating head and neck conditions.




  • Private practice dedicated to headache, temporomandibular disorders, orofacial pain and dysfunction, head and neck injuries and sleep disorders since 1993
  • Oral Board Examiner, American Board of Orofacial Pain, 2005-
  • Volunteer Clinical Staff, Center for Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction, UCLA School of Dentistry; 2002-2003
  • Assistant Clinical Professor and Lecturer, UCSF School of Dentistry; 1994-1998
  • Community Staff Physician, Stanford University Medical Center, Section of Head and Neck Surgery; 1994-1999
  • Orofacial Pain & Dysfunction Certificate Program, UCLA School of Dentistry: 1991-1993
  • Post-Doctoral Master’s in Oral Biology, UCLA School of Dentistry; 1991-1993
  • General Practice Dental Residency, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; 1990-1991
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Illinois School of Dentistry; 1989
  • Bachelor of Biological Sciences, Stanford University; 1985



Past and Present Memberships:


  • American and California Dental Associations
  • San Mateo Dental Society & Mid-Peninsula Dental Society
  • American Pain Society
  • American Association for the Study of Headache


Publications and Scientific Presentations on:


  • Headache
  • Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction
  • Temporomandibular Disorders
  • Functional Brain Imaging and Pain

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