Designing a Better
Quality of Life For You

Three Steps to a Happier, Healthier You!


1. Schedule a Consultation

Schedule an in-office consultation to discuss your symptoms.


2. Receive Treatment

We will design a personalized treatment plan to resolve your symptoms.

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3. Improve Your Life

Enjoy your results and the improvements it’s made to your health and life!

Welcome to Center for

TMJ & Sleep Apnea in Lee’s Summit

We are the premier treatment center for TMJ and sleep apnea in Lee’s Summit, Independence and other surrounding areas in Missouri. Your quality of sleep plays a factor in all aspects of your health and wellbeing including our moods and behavior, energy and emotions, marriages, jobs, and our very sanity and happiness. There are over 80 known sleep disorders that occur due to stress, health conditions, and other factors.

At the Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea, we’re here to help you design a better quality of life by providing you with treatment for your TMJ pain, sleep apnea, never-ending snoring or for orthodontics. Our primary focus is to work with you to resolve your problems so you can enjoy life with better overall health.

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Larry D. Priblyl DDS

Lee’s Summit Dentist, Dr. Larry Pribyl

Dr. Larry Pribyl has over 34 years of private practice experience performing quality evaluations for diagnosing and treating TMJ, sleep apnea, and snoring patients. He has hundreds of continuing education hours in post-graduate studies in the treatment of head, neck, and facial pain as well as dental sleep medicine. He has also achieved a Masters of Excellence in TMD to further commit himself to resolve pain issues and helping patients sleep better. Dr. Pribyl’s highest priority is improving the lives and health of his patients.

Evaluate Your Sleep and TMJ Symptoms

Take the Epworth Sleepiness Scale or the TMJ Pain Scale quizzes below to receive an evaluation of symptoms and to learn if you suffer from sleep apnea or TMJ.

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The Epworth Sleepiness Scale
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Our TMJ Assessment

Endless Options to Improve Your Smile

We offer treatments for every smile! Younger children can benefit from our holistic options to correct tongue posture, improve nasal breathing, and ensure proper facial growth and development to occur. They can also prevent crooked teeth, create a larger airway, and help patients achieve a healthier TMJ. We also offer traditional braces and Invisalign or similar orthodontic aligner to treat our adult patients.

We recommend children start receiving orthodontic consultations by age 4 to 5. During this time we can recommend a treatment to intervene in problems before they progress further.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Pribyl to receive an evaluation and to discuss our different treatment options. Dr. Pribyl will recommend the best one for your personal needs.

Transforming Dental Appointments with Laser Dentistry

At The Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea, we invest in the latest dental technology to provide our patients with a more accurate diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatments. One of our most prized pieces of dental technology is the Lightwalker Fotona Laser. We use this dental laser for dozens of procedures! We also have a CO2 Lightscapel Laser that we typically use for procedures such as frenectomies.

Dental lasers allow us to cut more precisely, reduce the risk of infections, and provide less discomfort to patients. They also reduce bleeding and help expedite the healing process.
Fotona is a company committed to providing the highest performance best made dental laser systems in the world. We use our Fotona laser for infinite general dentistry procedures, head, neck and facial pain reduction, to normalize nerve function and so much more. The Lightwalker Fotona dental laser is a crucial asset to all of our treatment plans.
Fotona Laser from Dentist Dr. Jim Kleoppel Lee's Summit dental office

Fotona Laser

Patient Testimonials

I recommend Dr. Pribyl to anyone who suffers from TMJ and/or sleep apnea. He is compassionate and skilled, and his staff is top-notch.


Dr. Jim is always so kind and professional. I have always dreaded going to the dentist until I came to Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea. I appreciate how much he cares and how dedicated he is.


The most caring staff! Dr Pribyl is the best oral care provider we’ve ever met! He treated our teen for TMJ & immediately we were put at ease and knew we finally landed in the right place to help her begin to heal!


The process has been very easy overall, everyone is very straight forward. I always knew what was happening every step of the way. I could not have picked a better group of people to work with to fix my jaw issues. I recommend this office all of the time.


When I presented to Dr. Pribyl’s office, I had severe jaw pain. My jaw would lock and I would not be able to move it. Nine months into treatment, I feel great. Symptoms are gone and I cannot believe the difference. I am so excited for the change.


The care Dr Kleoppel is providing is amazing! I cannot believe the change within my symptoms and my bite. What he has been able to accomplish without surgery is remarkable. I am amazed by the doctor’s knowledge.


Prior to beginning care with Dr. Pribyl, I had severe ear pain. Every time I would chew I winced. I cannot believe the change! I wake up without morning head pain and earaches. I love going to see Dr. Pribyl and am so surprised at how great I feel!


I had severe neck pain before I came to Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea. I also never felt that I slept well. There was no reason for it that I knew of! I was in my early twenties and constantly felt pain and fatigue. I am now pain free and cannot believe how great I feel!


I never knew where my headaches were coming from. I did not have any idea what was causing my severe head pain. I saw neurologists, allergists, ear, nose, and throat specialists, and several dentists with no resolution. When I became a patient of Dr. Pribyl’s and got fitted for my mouthpieces, I could not believe the change. I have been pain-free for many years. I am thankful for every pain-free day.


I feel the staff at Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea is extremely knowledgeable. They have always made me feel like the whole process is going to work. I feel the doctors and the staff are very conscious of how they treat their patients. They have always been so kind and patient with me.


Dr Pribyl takes care of my tmj. I am so grateful for him & his entire office. He has corrected my migraine headaches & my sleep apnea.