The National Advisory Board of the Positive Coaching Alliance

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Positive Coaching Alliance

Jeffrey Tocci is a dentist and owner of a dental practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Also a coach of little league baseball, Jeffrey Tocci is also a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance, an organization that provides information on the power of positive coaching thanks in large part to its national advisory board.

The Positive Coaching Alliance’s national advisory board consists of former and current athletes and coaches from professional, college, and Olympic sports teams. The board also has researchers, authors, and leaders in the academic and business worlds. Working as volunteers, advisory board members offer advice and guidance through the Positive Coaching Alliance’s collection of workshops, online courses, books, and website resources for coaches throughout the nation.

Advisory board members include Jennifer Azzi, Olympic basketball gold medalist and NCAA champion; Albert Bandura, psychology professor from Stanford University; and Susan Ford, president of the Sand Hill Foundation.


Oral Health Problems – TMJ

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Tocci Dental Associates

Dr. Jeffrey Tocci earned his DDS from the Georgetown University School of Dentistry. Through his practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Dr. Jeffrey Tocci delivers a high standard of care to his patients, including individuals with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

The TMJ is important because it links the jawbone and the skull, and sometimes, people experience pain in the TMJ and surrounding muscles. The causes of such pain depend on the person but often center on teeth grinding and clenching. Beyond pain, TMJ patients may experience a locking of the jaw joint, which can limit range of motion when using the mouth to chew or speak.

When caring for people with TMJ problems, dentists draw from a variety of methods. For pain, they may suggest over-the-counter drugs. If the pain is severe, dentists may prescribe prescription pain killers, sedatives, or muscle relaxants.

Beyond medication, dentists can suggest patients begin using bite guards, which are effective for TMJ disorders. In stubborn cases, joint replacement surgery is an option.

Healing from TMJ Disorders

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Jeffrey Tocci

Dr. Jeffrey Tocci is the owner and dentist at Tocci Dental Associates in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Alongside several other specialties, Dr. Jeffrey Tocci helps many patients who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and he completed a residency on the topic at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

TMJ disorders are quite common, with some estimates suggesting that there are over 10 million American sufferers, more of them tending to be women than men. The temporomandibular joints are the most complex in the body, comprising many nerves and muscles that allow for coordinated movement in three dimensions. There’s no clear or consistent cause for TMJ disorders, but arthritis, jaw injuries, and chronic stress or pain disorders may be major contributors.

Often TMJ disorders are associated with imbalanced chewing due to misaligned jaw joints. While surgery can work in some cases, relieving tense muscles and improving blood flow through ultrasound therapy, microcurrent therapy, cold laser therapy, or trigger point therapy can often correct the misalignments and relieve pain without the need for any invasive procedures.

About GLO In-office Whitening

As owner of Tocci Dental Associates in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Dr. Jeffrey Tocci performs both cosmetic and general dentistry procedures. Among a number of available cosmetic services, Dr. Jeffrey Tocci offers his patients GLO’s dual in-office and at-home whitening system.

Powered by Guided Light Optics technology, the GLO Science Professional whitening system provides high-quality results with no mess or sensitivity. The process begins with a gel that the dentist applies to the patient’s teeth. A closed-system mouthpiece then applies both heat and light to activate the gel and remove stains. Because the closed mouthpiece prevents the escape of oxygen during treatment, the process works in less time than a traditional whitening treatment

The process begins in the dental chair, where the patient receives his or her first treatment. The treatment takes approximately 40 minutes, which includes five eight-minute sessions with the mouthpiece. The patient then goes home with a kit that allows him or her to repeat the process, thus supporting effective maintenance of results. The system is clean and easy to use and is safe for veneers, crowns, caps, and bonding.

Dr. Jeffrey Tocci – Sports and the Importance of Using a Mouth Guard

Based in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Dr. Jeffrey Tocci owns Tocci Dental Associates, a medical practice that provides general, laser, and cosmetic dental services, featuring oral conscious sedation and advanced therapies such as tooth implant surgery. In addition, Dr. Jeffrey Tocci practices sports dentistry.

According to statistics, 50 percent of children seriously damage a tooth by the time they finish high school, and most of these damages occur while playing sports. Moreover, sports injuries cause significantly more facial and dental harm than assaults, traffic accidents, or work accidents, and more than 2 million teeth are knocked out in athletic contests every year.

Sports dentists care for patients who play a wide variety of contact and noncontact sports and come to them for treatment of these injuries. The dentists also try to figure out ways for patients to avoid them. Preventive measures include nutrition counseling and advice on protecting one’s face. A crucial safety measure involves the use of athletic mouth guards. Dentists such as Dr. Tocci can produce customized mouthpieces for athletes engaging in sports ranging from soccer and volleyball to basketball and skydiving. Able to be worn with braces, these devices offer greater comfort, protection, and durability than store-bought mouth guards, while reducing the likelihood of harm.

Supporting the Positive Coaching Alliance

As owner and dentist at Tocci Dental Associates, Dr. Jeffrey Tocci offers laser, general, and cosmetic dentistry to his patients. In addition to his efforts in the dental field, Dr. Jeffrey Tocci serves on the boards of several industry organizations while giving back to community groups such as the Positive Coaching Alliance.


Founded at Stanford University in 1998, the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) operates with the mission to provide positive sports experiences to youth. To accomplish this, the organization employs sports-related models to positively impact young athletes. For example, the organization’s “Triple-Impact Competitor” model focuses on the improvement of both the athlete and the athlete’s teammates, while the “Double-Goal Coach” model encourages coaches to teach life lessons as well as success on the field.

The PCA relies on the help of donations to fund their programs and resources. Through its network of supporters and more than 1,500 partner schools around the country, the Positive Coaching Alliance has affected more than four million young athletes since its founding.