Sleep Apnea Awareness Rises due to Fatal Wreck by New York Train Engineer, with Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea.

Sleep Group Solutions, the nationwide leader in dental continuing education, continues to push awareness for Dentists and Hygienists on implementing a protocol for Sleep Disorders Dentistry after results of the New York train engineer’s sleep study came back with Severe Sleep Apnea.  Sleep Group Solutions provides lectures to dentists on the topic of sleep disordered breathing issues, upcoming lectures include Phoenix, Miami, and Boston.

According to results released by the National Transportation Safety Board and CNN, the engineer conducting the derailed Metro-North train last year which killed four passengers, was suffering from an undiagnosed case of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and frequently unrecognized disorder. It is often found in patients who are required to work unusual work schedules, such as train engineers, pilots and truck drivers. According to the AADSM, over 34 percent of the population have symptoms, and less than 4 percent of dentists are qualified to discover and treat it. Due the level of unawareness by Dentists and Hygienists, many patients are left untreated.

With OSA awareness becoming more prevalent, doctors and companies like Sleep Group Solutions are taking a stand on the fight against OSA. Advanced technology, education, in office training and leading industry seminars-Sleep Group Solutions is helping dentists treat patients with OSA. Doctor partnerships, such as that with Dr. Tache from Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers help to raise awareness and lower the dangerous side effects of OSA. “When we help our patients breathe without obstruction, we see vast improvements in their health”. Says Dr. Tache on successfully treating OSA to overcome other health issues.

Thanks to the efforts of Sleep Group Solutions and dental partnerships such as Dr. Tache, the treatment of OSA is more readily available, and dentists across the country are stepping up to help those in need. For more information on sleep apnea, and information on how to attend a sleep medicine seminar, please log onto

About Dr. Daniel Tache

A native of Salem, MA, Dr. Tache has been practicing dentistry since 1975. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1974. For 16 years, Dr. Tache was in private practice in Houston, TX and served as a guest lecturer and assistant clinical professor at the University of Texas Dental Branch. During that time, he trained dentists in the field of tempromandibular dysfunction and orofacial pain. In 1999, he moved to Wisconsin and has placed the emphasis of his practice on the diagnosis and treatment of orofacial pain and TMD in Appleton, Green Bay and Manitowoc. Dr Tache continues to lecture locally and worldwide with large seminars such as; Medtrade, Sleep Societies, and Sleep Group Solutions on the subjects of orofacial pain, sleep apnea and the pivotal role now placed by the qualified dentist in the management of these serious modalities.