Dr. Norman Thie completed his dental degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1996. He continued his interest in temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and Orofacial pain at the University of Alberta as well as completing postgraduate TMD/Orofacial pain training with a Master’s degree in Oral Health Sciences. His research and thesis examined temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis. Dr. Thie spent a subsequent year at the University of Montreal / McGill University / Sleep and Biological Rhythm Research Center, Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, receiving a Diploma in Dental Medicine and Stomatology. Dr. Thie went on to establish the first calendared program of TMD/Orofacial Pain in Canada at the University of Alberta and was an original director of the Pain Society 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 as well as the American Academy of Oral Medicine.
Dr. Thie has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters and is dedicated to remain active in research and lending his knowledge.