Bradley Allen Eli, DMD, MS

Bradley Allen Eli, DMD, MS

Bradley Allen Eli, DMD, MS: Orofacial Pain Specialist and Sleep Disordered Breathing Expert

Dr. Brad Eli is nationally recognized by colleagues in both medicine and dentistry as a leader in pain management and the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing.

He is one of an elite group of board-certified Orofacial Pain Specialists in the United States with the advanced training and experience to diagnose and manage complex orofacial pain conditions. In over 25 years of dedication to the advancement of orofacial pain medicine, Dr. Eli has helped thousands of patients find pain relief and manage their chronic pain conditions. His patient-centered method matches each patient with the best treatment for their symptoms and lifestyle.

Dr. Eli’s contributions to the field of orofacial pain medicine are significant. He has developed treatment protocols and specialized products that have revolutionized care, leading to better outcomes for patients with life-changing orofacial pain disorders and conditions. His collaborative spirit is evident in his active engagement with peers across the profession. Dr. Eli’s expertise has been shared through his contributions as an author to esteemed publications such as the Journal of the American Dental Association, Pain Medicine and Management, Oral Health Journal, and Dental Economics. He has also been instrumental in providing educational courses, webinars, and other orofacial pain and obstructive sleep apnea instruction to various professional groups.

Personal History


Meet Dr. Brad A. Eli
Basic Information Details
State Medical License California 36308
Physician NPI Number 1962533919
  • 1987: National Board of Dentistry
  • 1987: Northeast Regional Board of Dentistry
  • 1987: Pennsylvania State Dental License
  • 1987: New Jersey State Dental License
  • 1988: California State Dental License
Board Certifications Dentist – Pain Medicine
Business Address Dr. Brad Eli, DMD MS, Facial Pain Specialists
4403 Manchester Avenue #101
Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: (760) 436-6365
Clinic Address Facial Pain Specialists
4403 Manchester Avenue #101, Encinitas, CA 92024


Formal Education


Bradley A. Eli, DMD, MS Medical Education
Type Years Name
Undergraduate July 2001-June 2002 Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Dental School 1984-1987 Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA, Graduating Class PresidentMN
Post Doctorate 1990-1992 Oral Biology, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
Residency 1990-1992 Residency in Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA


Degrees & Certifications


Year Title
1987 Degree: D.M.D. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 1992, M.S. Oral Biology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
1992 M.S. Oral Biology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
1993-present Diplomate: American Board of Orofacial Pain
2000 Diplomate: American Sleep and Breathing Academy




Year(s) Entity
1987-present American Dental Association
2000-present American Academy of Sleep Medicine
1992-present American Association of Orofacial Pain
2000-present Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
2023-present Academy of Sports Dentistry, American Headache Society


Academic Positions Held by Dr. Brad Eli


Year(s) Professional Title
1992-2006 Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA. Clinical educator for the Center for Pain Management.
1992-2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Radiology, Diagnosis and Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA. Lectured to several Post Doctorate dental departments.
2000-2007 Adjunct Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA. Clinical education and training of Post Doctorate Pain Fellows.
1994-2010 Assistant Clinical Professor (V), Department of Anesthesiology, UCSD, La Jolla, CA. Invited to join the Pain Center staff as a voluntary member providing training and lecturing with some patient care.


Current Consulting Positions to Hospital Medical Staff:

  1. Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA Scripps Hospital, Encinitas, CA
  2. Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, CA
  3. Tri-City Hospital, Vista

Dr. Bran Eli is available for consultation and treatment services for pain patients with head, neck and facial strain and pain issues as well as the treatment of sleep disordered breathing.

History of Clinical Hospital & Private Medical Activities:

1992-2006: Medical Staff, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla CA

Professional Head and Neck Pain Consultant to the Behavior Modification Pain Center, which is a multi-disciplinary pain program utilizing behavior modification to help chronic pain patients with disease management. Patients attended full-time training for 4-6 weeks. Weekly pain case management reporting and development of treatment plans under the directorship of Dr. Charles Morgan (Department of Psychiatry) for the initial four years. Upon Dr. Eli’s departure, the program continued under Dr. Franklin Kozin (Rheumatology). For the subsequent ten years, treatments included greater levels of physical activity requiring active pain patient participation.

2014–Present: Facial Pain Specialists

Founder and Director of a group practice of Orofacial Pain Specialists, with three offices in Southern California and planned expansion. Expertise managing all types of chronic head, neck and jaw pain as well as sleep breathing disorders. Patient conditions treated include:

  • Migraine headaches
  • Tension-type headaches
  • Mixed and cluster headaches
  • TMJ pain and disorders
  • Myofascial pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Oromotor disorders: occlusal dysesthesias, dystonia, dyskinesias and bruxism, snoring and sleep apnea.

2001-2010: Founder/Director San Diego Headache & Facial Pain Center, San Diego, CA

Developed a multi-disciplinary protocol to treat acute and chronic orofacial pain including migraines, stress and tension headaches, myofascial pain, neuralgia, temporomandibular disorders (TMD), burning tongue syndrome, head and neck injuries. Refined techniques include behavior modification, psychology, physical medicine, and anesthesiology. Comprehensive treatment options include oral appliance therapy, trigger point injections, Trigeminal Nerve blocks, Spenoplatine blocks, Botox injections, Rx injections, and Rx medication control. Recognized by medical and dental experts for success with complex cases.

1999-present: Founder/Director, Sleep Treatment & Research Institute, San Diego, CA

Offering all recognized non-surgical therapies for sleep-disordered breathing through prescription and ongoing treatment, including CPAP, BiPAP, VPAP, autoPAP, several types of oral appliance therapy, positional therapy, referral for surgery if indicated, and customized weight management plans. Extensive knowledge of upper airway obstructions, OSA, and TMD. Treatment is based on a disease management model involving recall and retesting and patient access to all options, resulting in high compliance rates with prescribed treatment.

1988-1989: Operations Manager, Total Family Dental Center, Bucks County, PA

Acquired and managed all new business operations and the provision of services for two professional practices in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Business Enterprises:

2011-Present: Co-founder, Orofacial Therapeutics, Inc., San Diego, CA

Orofacial Therapeutics sells the QuickSplint device developed by Dr. Eli for his own practice and for the benefit of dentists. Dr. Eli has been instrumental in developing the strategy and protocols for the Company.

2010-Present: Founder/Director, Sleep Treatment Partners, San Diego, CA

A durable medical equipment provider with CHAP certification in California to deliver all non-surgical medical equipment for treatment of sleep disordered breathing.

2000-Present: Director/President, Continuing Education Alliance, San Diego, CA

A Non-profit 501(c) 3 organization offering continuing education on orofacial pain and sleep disordered breathing topics to dental and medical providers.

Patents and Trademarks Developed by Dr. Brad Eli:

US Patent #D597675:

Developed and patented the QuickSplint® temporary anterior bite plane, a type of oral splint, invented as a conservative diagnostic and treatment aid for short-term use for protection of teeth and restorations from injury due to bruxism or clenching, and for temporary relief of muscle tension, headaches and pain associated with bruxism or clenching. The product has received FDA 510K clearance. For more information visit

US Patent #8372215:

Developed and patented a human-interface cleaning device that can quickly and easily clean CPAP tubing and mask in a home shower, with no gas or electricity required. This invention helps patients to comply with CPAP cleaning protocols easily and at low cost; it is marketed under the product name of VORTECC CPAP Cleaner. For more information visit.

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4403 Manchester Avenue, Suite 101

Encinitas, CA 92024