Sleep Apnea is closely connected to strokes, heart disease, diabetes, dementia and motor vehicle accidents. It is estimated that over 50 million people are undiagnosed with this ravaging disease. Dental Sleep Medicine education, instrumentation, and in-office training company, Sleep Group Solutions, trains dentists on implementing a proper Sleep Protocol. Program graduate, Dr. DeJesus of Bridgeport, CT now provides sleep apnea treatment for his community, and his patients couldn't be happier.
According the the AADSM, over 34% of the population have symptoms, and less than 4% of dentists are qualified to discover and treat it. Dr. DeJesus says, "My passion for dentistry and the enjoyment of improving people's health push me to always look for better ways to serve my patients.” Dr. DeJesus discovered many of patients had sleep disorders and were not receiving adequate treatment. Dr. DeJesus mentions, “Many were suffering because they were unable or unwilling to use a CPAP machine. I felt obligated to offer them an alternative."
This SA ‘epidemic’ in Dr. DeJesus’s practice prompted the entire office to receive advanced training in sleep medicine. “Not only did the Sleep Group Solutions' training reveal to me how prevalent this disorder (sleep apnea) is, but it also gave me and my staff the training and the tools required to offer to discover and treat our patients with the best options for treating sleep disorders."
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine says that oral appliance therapy is a viable alternative to CPAP in the treatment of mild and moderate sleep apnea. It is also a good option for sleep apnea victims who are CPAP intolerant. For dentists looking to provide treatment to patients who suffer, log on to Sleep Group Solutions and find a lecture near you. Patients looking for SA treatment, can log onto DeJesus Dental.
About Dr. Philip DeJesus
Phillip DeJesus, DDS, FAGD, FICOI: After graduating from SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1992, Dr. DeJesus spent two years as a resident at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City. This surgically oriented program gave Dr. DeJesus a jump start on opening his comprehensive dental practice in 1995.
About Sleep Group Solutions
SGS offers the most comprehensive dental sleep medicine CE seminars in the industry focused on teaching dentists the protocols needed to make the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea part of their practice. Sleep Group Solutions offers sleep study interpretation, oral appliances (Norad Boil & Bite, Respire), online directory 1800SleepLab.com and online marketing for CPAP Intolerant patients. SGS is the manufacturer of the Eccovision Systems Rhinometer and Pharyngometer, and offers Home Sleep Testing devices from Watermark Medical.