TMJ & Sleep Apnea Specialist

Serving Santa Barbara, CA

Specialized Care for Sleep Apnea and TMJ Disorders in Santa Barbara, California

Welcome to Westlake TMJ & Sleep, your trusted hub for specialized TMJ and sleep apnea care in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Rick Borquez leads our devoted team, fully dedicated to providing personalized treatment that places your comfort and well-being at the core. Our welcoming and supportive environment is meticulously crafted to guide your journey toward improved health and rejuvenating sleep through expert care tailored just for you.

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Rick Borquez, DDS, possesses extensive expertise in treating TMJ, Facial Pain, Headaches, and Sleep Apnea/Snoring disorders. He is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Borquez also serves as a faculty member at the USC Dental School Orofacial Pain Clinic, instructing post-graduate dental students in orofacial pain disorders. His commitment to excellence ensures that choosing Dr. Borquez is a decision you can trust.

Patient Services

TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders involve issues with your complex jaw joint. Thankfully, these problems, which can cause symptoms like pain or clicking sounds, are now more easily diagnosed and treated than before.

Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic Pain Disorders are the most confusing and the most difficult to treat. These pain disorders are usually chronic and arise from the brain and nerves of the head, face and neck.

Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a serious medical condition (heart disease) and must be diagnosed by a physician. Diagnosis is based on the results of an overnight sleep study called a Polysomnogram (PSG), along with a patient evaluation and history.


There have been many advances in the diagnosis and treatment of headaches over the past decade. Dr. Borquez is a member of the HCOP (Headache Cooperative of the Pacific, consisting of Neurologists, MD’s and Orofacial Pain specialists who treat headaches.

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