1994 dental school graduate chosen to speak at World Dental and Oral Health Congress

Dr. Suzie Bergman will join 8 other international speakers in Chennai, India

Congratulations to West Virginia University School of Dentistry 1994 graduate Dr. Suzie Bergman. The International Fellow of the World Dental Council has been chosen to speak at the World Dental and Oral Health Congress in Chennai, India in August. Bergman is a TMJ specialist and will join international speakers who will discuss topics including craniofacial surgery, orthodontics and TMD-Orofacial pain.

Dr. Suzie BergmanDr. Bergman’s presentation will include discussion of a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment and management of temporomandibular disorders. According to Bergman, the topic is near and dear to her heart, as she is both a TMD patient and provider.

Suzie and her husband Dr. Ryan Bergman, a 1993 graduate of WVU’s dental school, have operated a private practice in Vancouver, WA for more than two decades. In addition to diagnosing and managing temporomandibular disorders, Dr. Suzie's clinical practice has focused on orthodontics and pediatric dentistry. She is a firm believer in treating the whole patient from an early age, and not separating the mouth from the body. She graduated from Progressive Orthodontic Seminars in Aliso Viejo, CA with highest honors and is an instructor and consultant for McGann Postgraduate School of Dentistry and Progressive Orthodontic Seminars.

Dr. Bergman is a visiting scholar at Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) in the Neurosurgery department where she is involved in a research program examining the differential diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia and TMDs.

The mother of three was a guest on episode two of the first season of The COMO Factor Podcast.
She was asked if she wrote a book, what it would be titled.

“If I were to do a book, I think the title would be ‘A Reason to Smile’ and the book cover would say something to the effect that smiles are our language that is commonly understood even if we don’t speak the same words,” Bergman told hosts Christine Strobush and Sonal Trivedi.

In her recent correspondence with her alma mater, Dr. Bergman wrote, “I am extremely grateful to Dr. Bob Stuchell, who encouraged me throughout my education and to this day. And I’m also very excited to have connected with Dr. Foti Panagakos who is bringing some Mountaineer spirit to my neck of the woods, where he will be starting a new dental school in the near future.”