Dr. Francis P. O'Day, DDS sitting downDr. Francis P. O’Day DDS is originally from Buffalo and attended Canisius High School.  He earned a BA in Biology at SUNY Albany in 1994.  He continued his education at SUNY Buffalo where he earned his DDS (Degree of Dental Surgery) in 2001.  He then went to Los Angles and completed a one-year AEGD residency at UCLA in 2002.  It was in Los Angeles that he entered the two-year Orofacial Pain residency program and UCLA.  At UCLA he was trained to treat patients with complex head, neck, TMJ and Orofacial Pain.  These types of conditions include myofascial pain, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ or TMD), arthritis, tension type headaches, migraine, and other types of headaches, facial migraine, neuropathic pain, toothaches of non-dental origin, bite disturbances, oral motor disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea.

He returned to Western NY in August 2004 and has brought all of these skills with him to his private practice located in Tonawanda, NY. 

Clinical Experience

8/2004 – current
Private Practice

7/2002 – 7/2004
University of California at Los Angeles
Orofacial Pain Clinic
Chief Resident

7/2001 – 7/2002
University of California at Los Angeles
Advanced Education in General Dentistry


2001 – Northeast Regional Dental Boards
2008 – Diplomate American Board of Orofacial Pain


Member American Academy of Orofacial Pain
Member American Headache Society
Diplomat American Board of Orofacial Pain


Fonzi Dental Study Club of WNY 11/2005
TMD and Orofacial Pain: An overview

Erie County Dental Hygiene Association: 4/2005
Myofasical pain: Neurophysiology and Treatment

Western NY Dental Group: 3/2005
TMD and Orofacial Pain: An overview

West Los Angeles Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group: 7/2004
A review of Trigeminal Neuralgia