Dr. Norman Thie

Practice of Oral Medicine


Limited to:

TMD/Accident Injury Claims/Dental Sleep Apnea

Suite 301, 2603 Hewes Way
Edmonton AB T6L 6W6

Located within Align Orthodontics
Phone: 780.485.5574
Fax: 780.461.3895


About Dr. Thie


Dr. Norman M. R. Thie
B.Sc, M.Sc., D.D.S., M.Sc.


Dr. Norman Thie completed his dental degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1996, after which he enjoyed private dental practice for approximately one year. He continued his interest in temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain at the University of Alberta, where he completed the two-year postgraduated TMD/Orofacial Pain residency program. This culminated with Dr. Thie obtaining his second Masters Degree in Medical Sciences. His research and thesis examined temporomandibular joint ostearthritis. Dr. Thie spent the subsequent year at the University of Montreal / McGill University / Sleep and Biological Rhythem Research Center, Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, under the direction of Dr. Gilles Lavigne, receiving a certificate of residency in Dental Medicine and Stomatology.

Dr. Thie is the Director of the TMD/Orofacial Pain Graduate Program at the University of Alberta. In addition to his formal education, Dr. Thie has obtained Diplomate status with the American Board of Orofacial Pain and Fellowship status with the American Academy of Oral Medicine and the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. He is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the American Academy of Oral Medicine, the Canadian Pain Society, The Pain Society of Alberta, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Headache Society, the Canadian Sleep Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Thie has published numberous peer-reviewed research articles. He remains active in clinical research while fulfilling his teaching responsibilities at the University of Alberta.

On a personal note, Dr. Thie calls St. Albert home with his family, enjoys an active healthy lifestyle and has a special interest in all aspects of fishing and tropical aquariums.


Dr. Thie has always been very committed to continued education.

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