Dr. Tanya Kushner



Dr. Kushner received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago. She graduated at the top of her class and received the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society Award.

Dr. Kushner practiced general dentistry for several years before specializing in the treatment of people who suffer from craniofacial pain, TMD, and sleep disorders. She has received advanced education and training in these fields, including 1,500 hours of continuing education in Craniofacial Pain, TMD, and Sleep Medicine. As such, Dr. Kushner’s extensive postgraduate learning has earned her the following recognitions: Diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Diplomate of American Board of Orofacial Pain, and Fellow of American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

In addition, Dr. Kushner is highly respected among her peers and an active member of the community. She is also President of the Kitsap County Dental Society and a member of the Education Committee for the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Kushner shares her knowledge and experience as a national lecturer with other health professionals.

Novosibirsk State Medical University 1986-1989
Loyola University, Chicago 1991-1993

Northwestern University Dental School 1993-1997
Doctor of Dental Surgery

The Pankey Institute 2003-2005
The Spears Institute 2011-2014
American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Mini Residency 2013-2014
Fellow of American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
Diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Diplomate of American Board of Orofacial Pain

Private Dental Practice, 1997-2014 – Evanston, IL
Center for TMJ & Sleep Solutions NW, Established 2023 – Silverdale, WA and Auburn, WA

  • Formerly known as:
    • TMJ and Sleep Apnea Clinic, 2014-2023 – Silverdale, WA
    • Sleep Solutions Northwest, 2022-2023 – Auburn, WA

Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

National Board of Dental Examiners 1997
North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners 1997

Kushner Book


Your complete guide to understanding sleep apnea

“Millions of people are suffering from a deadly, debilitating disease without ever knowing it. Meet Sleep Apnea, a condition that prevents your body and mind from resting and recovering, wreaks havoc on your immune system, and makes you feel tired and irritable during the day. In our society that historically treats sleep as a frivolous luxury and is looking for a magic pill to cure every ailment, we are discovering that healthy sleep just might be the answer.”

Receive a copy of Dr. Kushner’s book, Wake Up to Better Sleep, at your first appointment.