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There's a better way to treat chronic migraines and headaches

If you suffer from chronic migraines, you know how difficult they are to effectively diagnose and treat. The TruDenta system of diagnosis and treatment was developed to help uncover and resolve the frequently-overlooked causes behind your chronic migraines.

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Uncover the hidden causes of your chronic pain

The TruDenta diagnostic process uses the latest technology to closely examines the nerves, muscles, and ligaments that surround the head, neck, and jaw to find any signs of the inflammation and chronic stress that can lead to constant headaches.

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Get safe and lasting treatment from the doctors who understand your pain

If examination shows that your headaches are actually being caused by musculoskeletal problems, we can help. All TruDenta doctors have years of experience as dental professionals working with the delicate musculature of the jaw, neck, and head—a perfect background to implement TruDenta's process of progressive rehabilitation and physical therapy for the damaged joints and stressed musculature that cause chronic headaches.

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At South Tampa Headache Center, we primarily focus on pain management for jaw-related headaches, migraines, and TMJ issues. If you are looking for compassionate yet skilled practitioners, our dental care team headed by Dr. Mark Farina is here to help you get the care you need. Our priority is to deliver the highest quality mouth and jaw therapy to our patients in a comfortable and understanding setting. We primarily serve Tampa, FL. and the surrounding area.

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Our Doctor:

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Dr. Mark Farina

Your smile is my business. It’s what I do every day and why I chose to become an orthodontist more than 20 years ago. It's why I love what I do. To date, I've treated more than 10,000 smiles, from children as young as six to adults as wise as 82, and many teens in between. Whether I am caring for a patient in the office or donating my time to a child in the community, it's the same feeling. There's no greater joy for me than to see a happy, healthy smile I helped come true.

As a smile expert, I do one thing and do it well. From my undergraduate education to advanced training and ongoing research, I have specialized in gaining and integrating the knowledge and expertise that will enable me to provide the best orthodontic care possible now and in the future.

My Formal Education includes:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Boston College
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Post-Graduate Orthodontic Training, New York University

Additionally, I have received Advanced Training in the integrated diagnosis and treatment of TMJ. I served on Research teams at New York University and the University of Pennsylvania finding new and better ways to solve orthodontic problems.

And, I participate in Continuing Education to stay up-to-date on the latest breakthroughs and most effective innovations in the industry. Each year, I attend more than 80 hours of professional seminars so I may bring the most advanced diagnosis, treatment and technology to my patients.


In recent years, I was honored by my peers as one of the top ten orthodontists in the Tampa area. I am Board Certified with the American Board of Orthodontics and have earned the prestigious designation of Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. I am also a proud member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Society
  • The Roth-Williams International Society of Orthodontists
  • Florida Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • West Coast Dental Association
  • Hillsborough County Dental Society
  • Hillsborough County Dental Research Clinic
  • The Pankey Institute
  • Spear Study Group


I am always on the lookout for new technology that will make my patients more comfortable and achieve better results. In recent years, I pioneered the new 3D imaging so my patients no longer have to experience the awful taste and discomfort of the old plaster molds. I was one of the first orthodontists in Tampa to introduce the robotic precision of Suresmile® so my patients spend less time in the orthodontic chair and get braces off 34% faster. The new technology allows me to create precise, predictable treatment plans from the start without backtracking or guesswork. My patients know what to expect and get to see beautiful new smiles faster and easier than ever.


My patients are like family to me. I enjoy welcoming every patient into my practice and getting to know what makes each one smile. My staff and I take pride in creating a warm and friendly office and making treatment comfortable and convenient, so patients of all ages like to visit.


Originally from New England, I have lived in the Tampa area since 1994. My wife Lissette and I have been married for 24 years and have two sons Stefano and Sergio, who have spent their childhoods here in this community. Our family loves all sports, the beach, fishing and traveling abroad.


I believe in giving back to our community. Over the years, Farina Orthodontics has contributed countless hours and made considerable donations to our greater family of neighbors and friends, from giving free care to children in need to providing mouth guards for local sports teams and sponsoring numerous causes that support education, encourage leadership and save lives.

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2615 West Swann Avenue, Suite B, Tampa, FL 33609

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    The TruDenta Process

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    Bite Force Analysis

    Our proprietary T-Scan technology allows our doctors to precisely assess your mouth and jaw for dental imbalances during opening, closing, and chewing, right down to the amount and direction of the force exerted by each individual tooth.
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    Range of Motion Analysis

    Dental imbalances often cause chronic muscle tension and inflammation, which can in turn limit your head and jaw movement. Our doctors measure and monitor the movement range of your head and jaw to more accurately determine the most effective treatment plan for your symptoms.
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    Headache History Form

    Headaches can occur for many different reasons — in order to find the source of your headaches and determine if the TruDenta treatment process will be effective for you, your TruDenta doctor will speak with you in detail about your past headaches and their specific symptoms.
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    Muscle Exam

    Your TruDenta doctor will locate the latent trigger points in your face and neck that restrict motion and contribute to jaw imbalances — these knots of tense muscle are often missed without a thorough examination.
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    Head Health Questionaire

    Jaw or head trauma can cause a variety of hidden changes in the jaw, neck, and face that may later manifest as stiffness, pain, or headaches. By cataloging any possible sources of damage, your TruDenta doctor can more effectively focus your treatment plan.
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    Therapeutic ultrasound treatment returns circulation to chronically sore and strained muscles by providing gentle heat and increasing blood flow, while the targeted sound waves break up scar tissue and deep adhesions.
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    Trigger Point Therapy

    Manual trigger point therapy decreases and eliminates pain and tension in latent and active trigger points by breaking up muscle knots and increasing blood flow in order to decrease inflammation.
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    Our transcutaneous microcurrent stimulation therapy reduces muscle spasms and their accompanying pain through low-level electrical signals. It also decreases lactic acid build-up and encourages healthy nerve stimulation.
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    Low-Level Laser

    Our cold laser therapy decreases pain and inflammation and accelerates healing of muscle and joint tissue 25 to 35 percent faster than usual, while helping to rebuild natural nerve function.
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