School of Dental Medicine

Faculty and Staff

John W. Stockstill, DDS, MS

Division Director, Orthodontics
Temporomandibular Disorders/Orofacial Pain, Clinical Assistant Professor
stockstillj@ecu.edu
252-737-7067

Ledyard E. Ross Hall

Clinical Interests
Orthodontics, TMD/Orofacial Pain, Sleep Disordered Breathing in the Pediatric, Adolescent and Adult Patients

Board Certifications
Tempormandibular Disorders/Orofacial Pain- University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, 1987, Orthodontics- University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1996, American Board of Orthodontics

Education
MS - University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, 1987
DDS - LSU Health Science Center School of Dentistry, 1975
BS - University of Louisiana-Lafayette, 1973
Certificate - TMD/Orofacial Pain (University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine)
Certificate - Orthodontics: University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry


Prefessional Societies
American Dental Association
American Association of Orthodontists
Southern Association of Orthodontists
American College of Dentists - Fellow
International College of Dentists – Fellow
Academy of General Dentists - Fellow
American Dental Education Association
Omicron Kappa Upsilon-Alpha Alpha Chapter-1991
Associate Editor – American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics–TMD, Masticatory Function
Chairman – American Dental Education Association-Special Interest Group-Temporomandibular Disorders/Orofacial Pain
ECU Liaison-Dental Caring Professionals, North Carolina

Biographical Information
Dr. Stockstill serves as the division director of orthodontics within the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Born and raised in New Iberia, Louisiana, Dr. Stockstill attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana-Lafayette) (B.S. – Pre-Dentistry/Zoology) and Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Dentistry (Doctor of Dental Surgery).

Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Stockstill served for two years in the U.S. Public Health Service/U.S. Coast Guard as a staff dentist and received an honorable discharge in 1977. He then purchased a dental practice in Sunset, Louisiana, and practiced 7 years as a general dentist. Dr. Stockstill then attended the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine as a Neuromuscular Research in Clinical Dentistry Fellow and completed his M.S. in Oral Sciences and Certificate in Temporomandibular Disorders/Orofacial Pain in 1987.

Following the post-doctoral fellowship, Dr. Stockstill was invited to join the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry faculty as an assistant professor where he directed the curricula in occlusion, temporomandibular disorders/orofacial pain and assisted in fixed prosthodontics. As part of the academic appointment, he also directed a five-state referral center for temporomandibular disorders/orofacial pain in a private practice setting.

Following his tenure and promotion to associate professor in 1994, Dr. Stockstill entered the orthodontic residency at the UNMC College of Dentistry and received his Certificate in Orthodontics in 1996. Dr. Stockstill next joined the faculty of Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1996 and directed the undergraduate orthodontic curriculum and the undergraduate temporomandibular disorders/orofacial pain curriculum until 2001, when he joined the Medical College of Georgia (now Georgia Regents University) College of Dental Medicine as director of orthodontic research and director of undergraduate orthodontic curriculum with a joint appointment in the Department of Oral Biology and Maxillofacial Pathology. Following a successful career at the College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Stockstill retired from the CoDM in 2012 and joined the faculty of the ECU School of Dental Medicine as division director of orthodontics and as director of curriculum in TMD/Orofacial Pain.

Dr. Stockstill currently serves as the associate editor of the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics in the areas of TMD and masticatory function, serves as the past chairman of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Special Interest Group for Temporomandibular Disorders/Orofacial Pain and is a founding member of the Association of University Temporomandibular Disorder/Orofacial Pain Programs (AUTOPP). He is past president of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Kappa Lambda chapter) at the GRU College of Dental Medicine, has edited, authored and co-authored numerous scientific journals and textbooks, holds patents for orthodontic instruments, and has presented orthodontic and TMD/Orofacial Pain related lectures at the local, regional and international levels. He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Alpha-Alpha chapter) and is a Diplomate (Board certified) in the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Stockstill and his wife Mary live in Winterville, NC. His son John Matthew holds M.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Georgia Southern University and is currently employed as a training specialist in information systems with East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. His daughter Liz received her M.S. In Communications and Public Relations from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in Dec. 2012, and is currently the Marketing Director for Alpharetta Children’s Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Articles

Stockstill, J.W., Gross, A.J., McCall, W.D., Jr.  Interrater Reliability in Masticatory Muscle Palpation.  Journal of Craniomandibular Disorders, Facial and Oral Pain, 3:143-146, February 1989.

Stockstill, J.W.  The Placebo Effect in the Management of Chronic Myofascial Pain:  A Review.  Journal of the American College of Dentists, 56(2):14-18, Summer 1989.

Stockstill, J.W., Gross, A., McCall, W.D., Jr., and Piniewski, B.  The Effects of L-Tryptophan Supplementation and Dietary Instruction on Chronic Myofascial Pain.  Journal of the American Dental Association, 118:457-460, April 1989.

Stockstill, J.W., Harn, S., Underhill, T.  Clinical Implications of Anomalous Muscle Insertion Relative to Jaw Movement and Mandibular Dysfunction:  The Anterior Belly of the Digastric Muscle in a Cadaver.  Journal of Craniomandibular Disorders, Facial and Oral Pain, 5:64-70, 1991

Stockstill, J.W. and Callahan, C.D.  Personal Hardiness, Anxiety, and Depression as Constructs of Interest in the Study of Temporomandibular Disorders.  Journal of Craniomandibular Disorders Facial and  Oral Pain, 5:129-134, 1991

Etzel, K.R., Stockstill, J.W., Rugh, J.D., and Fisher, J.G.  Tryptophan Supplementation for Nocturnal Bruxism - Report of Negative Results. Journal of Craniomandibular Disorders Facial and Oral Pain, 5:115-120, 1991

Brackett, J., and Stockstill, J.W.:  Alteration of an Existing Occlusal Scheme Using Composite Resin. General Dentistry,  39(4):283-285, July-August 1991

Greene, C., Stockstill, J., and Clark, G.:  Predoctoral Education for TMD and Orofacial Pain:  A Philosophical Overview.  Journal of Craniomandibular Disorders, Facial and Oral Pain 6(2):111-112, April 1992

Stockstill, J.:  Curriculum Outline for Adjunctive Predoctoral Education in TMD and Orofacial Pain.  Journal of Craniomandibular Disorders,  Facial and Oral Pain.  6(2):117-122, April 1992

Attanasio, R., Mohl, N., Stockstill, J., et al:  Curriculum Guidelines for the Development of Predoctoral Programs in Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain, Journal of Dental Education, 56(9): 646-649, September 1992

Attanasio, R., Mohl, N., Stockstill, J., et al:  Curriculum Guidelines for the Development of Postdoctoral Programs in Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain, Journal of Dental Education, 56(9): 650-658, September 1992

Attanasio, R., Mohl, N., Stockstill, J., et al:  Curriculum Guidelines for the Development of Continuing Education Programs in Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain, Journal of Dental Education, 56(9): 659-662, September 1992

Stockstill, J., Gilmore, S. and Kuster, C.:  A Survey of Nebraska High School Guidance Counselors Concerning Student Recruitment in Dental Education. Journal of Dental Education, 56(10): 693-695, October 1992.

Crist, R., Cserna, A., and Stockstill, J.:  The Immediate Chairside Splint. The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 14(2): 156-162, February 1993

Stockstill, J.W., and Bowley, J.F.:  Clinical Implications of Misdiagnosed Temporomandibular Disorders.  Part I.  The Chronicle, 56(3):38-42, May 1993.

Stockstill, J.W., and Bowley, J.F.:  Clinical Implications of Misdiagnosed Temporomandibular Disorders.  Part II.  The Chronicle, 56(4):60-61, June 1993.

Stockstill, J., Harn, S., Strickland, D., and Hruska, R.:  Prevalence of Upper Extremity Neuropathy in a Clinical Dentist Population.  The Journal of the American Dental Association, 124:67-72, August 1993.

Bowley, J., Stockstill, J., Pierce, C.:  Reliability and Validity of a Device Used in Recording Bruxing.  Journal of Craniomandibular Disorders, Facial and Oral Pain, 7:378-385, 1993. 

Stentz, T., Riley, M., Harn, S., Sposato, R., Stockstill, J., and Harn, J.: Upper xtremity altered sensations in dental hygienists. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 13:107-112, 1994.

Bowley, J., Payne, J., and Stockstill, J.: Management of the Gingival Sulcus in Fixed Prosthodontics: A Literature Review and Treatment Protocol.  Compendium, XVIII(2):154-156, 158-160, 161-162, February 1998. 

Stockstill, J., Bowley, J., Dunning, D., Spalding, P., Stafford, K., and Erickson, L.:  Prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in children based on physical signs. Journal of Dentistry for Children, 65(6):459-467, November-December 1998.

Lai, W., Stockstill, J., Deng, W., Bowley, J., and Burch, J.: Evaluation of biomechanical properties of Expanded-Polytetrafluoroethylene Soft Tissue Patch after dorsal implantation in the rat to mimic TMJ lateral reconstruction, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 28(3):257-66, March 2001.

Lai, W., Tsai, H., Su, S., Su, C., Stockstill, J., and Burch, J.: Regeneration of temporomandibular joint discs in rabbits by using a reconstituted collagen template. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 34(3):311-320, May 2005.

Levy-Bercowski, D. DeLeon, E., and Stockstill, J.: One step conversion from banded expander appliance to a transpalatal bar. Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Vol. 41(5): p.285, May 2007.

Ivanhoe, J., Lefebvre, C., and Stockstill, J.: Sleep disordered breathing in infants and children. Pediatric Dentistry, 29(3), pp:193-200, June 2007.

Stockstill, J., Levy, D., and DeLeon, E.: A New Bracket-Placement Device. Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Vol. XLII(7), 412-414, July 2008.

Levy-Bercowski, D., Stockstill, J., DeLeon, Jr., E., and Yu, J.: Moldeado nasoalveolar en el paciente con labio y paladar fisurado unilateral. Revista Odontologica De Los Andes, 4(1), Enero-Junio 2009, pp 37-42.

White, A., Orellana, M., Winger, J., Ruan, W., Stockstill, J., DeLeon, E., and Borke, J.: Effects of risedronate on tooth movement and relapse in ovariectomized rats. Orthoodontic Forum, Vol. 5(3), pp. 69-77, 2009.

Levy-Bercowski, D., Abreu, A., Stockstill, J., DeLeon, E., Looney, S., Weiler, M., and Santiago, P.: Complications and Solutions in Pre-Surgical Nasoalveolar Molding Therapy. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal , 46(5):521-528, Sept. 2009.

Stockstill, J., Greene, C., Kandasamy, S., Campbell, D. and Rinchuse, D.: A survey of orthodontic residency programs: Teaching about occlusion, temporomandibular joints, and temporomandibular disorders in the postgraduate curriculum. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop Vol.139(1):17-23, Jan. 2011. 

 Levy-Bercowski, D., DeLeon, E., Stockstill, J. and Yu, J.: Orthognathic Cleft-Surgical/Orthodontic Treatment, Seminars in Orthodontics 17(3) September, 2011: pp. 197-206.

Greene, C., Stockstill, J., Rinchuse, D. and Kandasamy, S.: Orthodontics and temporomandibular disorders: A curriculum proposal for graduate programs. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop, Vol. 142(1): pp.18-24, July 2012.

Guess A, Causey M, Stockstill J, Rinchuse D, DeLeon E.: TMD/orofacial pain survey of orthodontic residents in the U.S. and Canada. Orthodontic Practice-U.S., October 2013;4(5):42-5.

Davis, E.C., Stockstill, J.W., Stanley, W.D., and Wu, Q.: Pain-related worry in    patients with chronic orofacial pain. JADA, July 2014;145(7);722-   730.

Books and Chapters

Stockstill, J.W., and Mohl, N.D.  "Evaluation of Temporomandibular Joint Sounds: Diagnostic Analysis and Clinical Implications" in Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain.  Dental Clinics of North America, Vol. 35(1):75-88, January 1991. W.B. Saunders Publishing Co., Philadelphia.

Stockstill, J., Bowley, J.:  "Clinical Decision Analysis in Fixed Prosthodontics," in Comprehensive Fixed Prosthodontics, Dental Clinics of North America, Vol. 36(3):569-580, July 1992.  W.B. Saunders Publishing Co., Philadelphia.

Bowley, J., Stockstill, J.:  "A Preliminary and Diagnostic Treatment Protocol," in  Comprehensive Fixed Prosthodontics, Dental Clinics of North America, Vol. 36(3):551-568, July 1992.

Stockstill, J.: Temporomandibular Disorders – Rule of “3’s”, Southern Association of Orthodontists News, Spring 2005, pp. 8-11. 

Stockstill, J. and Mohl, N.: “Static and Functional Anatomy of the Masticatory System” in TMD and Orthodontics – A Clinical Guide for the Orthodontist, Springer Publishing Co, 2014 (in progress) 

Books Edited

Comprehensive Fixed Prosthodontics in Dental Clinics of North America. Co-Editor.  W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, July 1992 TMD and Orthodontics: A Clinical Guide for the Orthodontist, Kandasamy, S., Greene, C., Rinchuse, D. and Stockstill, J. (editors), Springer Publishing, 2014 (in progress)

Books Reviewed

Treatment of TMDs: Bridging the gap between advances in research and clinical patient management, Greene, C. and Laskin, D. (editors), Quintessence Publishing 2013. Reviewed in American Journal of Orthodontics – Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vol. 140(2), page 320, August 2013.

Journals Edited

Associate Editor – Temporomandibular Disorders and Masticatory Function, American Journal of Orthodontics – Dentofacial Orthopedics, 2008 to present

Thesis

Stockstill, J.W.  The Effects of L-Tryptophan Supplementation and Dietary Manipulation on Chronic Myofascial Pain.  M.S. Thesis, State University of New York - Buffalo Press, 1987

Other Non-Refereed Publications 

Schiffman, E., Stockstill, J.W., and Truelove, E.:  A Second Opinion: Rebuttal to Standards for the History, Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD).  The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, 9(1):7-9, January 1991. 

Kelley, J.E. III, Stockstill, J., and DeLeon, E.: MCG Clinical and Scientific Feature: Creating a Functional and Esthetically Pleasing Smile: Understanding Tooth Size Discrepancies. GDA ACTION (The Journal of the Georgia Dental Association) 23(3):22-24, March 2003.

Gray, M., Stockstill, J., and DeLeon, E. Jr.: MCG Clinical and Scientific Feature: Ectopically Erupting First Permanent Molars: To Treat or Not to Treat – That is the Question GDA ACTION (The Journal of the Georgia Dental Association), 24(2):22-23, February 2004.

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