About Us

About the TMJ Doctors

Melbourne’s Unique TMJ Dentist and Chiropractic Team Offering 50 Years’ Combined Experience in TMJ Treatment & Relief.

TMJ Centre Melbourne is your jaw pain Dentist and Chiropractor dedicated to resolving chronic pain and delivering relief via neuromuscular TMJ treatment options. We are also able to treat snoring and sleep apnoea so you can wake refreshed again and enjoy life once more.

For TMJ treatments to be successful, a multi-faceted approach is often required which is why Dr Shah (TMJ Dentist) and Dr Dowker (TMJ Chiropractor) started the first centre dedicated to treating TMJ dysfunction in 2012.

Dr Shah and Dr Dowker realized that there was a lack of clinics that provided fast and effective relief, which is why they decided to see patients at the same time as opposed to seeing them individually. Surely enough, they noticed after working together, that patients got much better quicker.

With a Dentist and Chiropractor on hand in the same room at the same time, we are able to provide patients with holistic solutions.



Our TMJ pain relief doctors combine a range of treatment options for dealing with jaw pain.

Dr Shah

Dr Shah, holistic dentist, graduated from Manchester University in England with Honours in 1998. He has also completed a Masters course in Sleep Medicine at Sydney University. He is also a committee member of the Australian Chapter of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

His postgraduate experience has included training with major leaders in the field of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and Dental Sleep Medicine. Having suffered from symptoms of this disorder personally, Dr Shah understands the impacts these issues can have on your lifestyle and your wellbeing. He is passionate about holistic treatments, and the importance of treating the body as a whole. Through treating himself he has gained a lot of thorough insights into what truly works. Dr Shah has successfully helped hundreds of patients regain their quality of life by offering TMJ pain relief solutions and sleep dentistry.

Dr Dowker

Today, Dr Eric Dowker creates pain-free living for his clients, combining a holistic approach with 35 years of clinical knowledge and practice.

It wasn’t until his three-year-old son fell three metres onto his head that Dr Dowker truly understood the impact his cranial function expertise could have on families just like his.

Dr Dowker worked to correct his son’s significant cranial trauma and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction. When his son woke him that night saying “Daddy, nothing hurts!”, Dr Dowker knew all his years of specialised study had just paid off. Since then, he has identified and healed the source of pain for hundreds of headache, and TMJ sufferers. It is this sense of practising with certainty and the ability to help others that keeps the fire burning and his passion so intense.
Following a career as an academic at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Dr Dowker undertook Chiropractic studies, earning a Doctor of Chiropractic (USA) degree in 1982, graduating Summa Cum Laude (highest academic honours) and with the Clinical Excellence Citation.

In 1981 he completed his Cranial Instructors course with Dr MB De Jarnette, the founder and developer of Sacro Occipital Technique, a major technique in Chiropractic, Craniopathy and TMJ.

Dr Dowker was then selected by leading Sacro Occipital Research Society International researcher Dr ML Rees for personal postgraduate study in Craniopathy and TMJ.