How to Find the Best Sleep Apnea Dentist Near Me
Submitted by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Thu 11/21/2019 - 09:00
If you have been diagnosed with sleep-disordered breathing such as snoring or sleep apnea, you do not have to spend the rest of your life using a bulky, uncomfortable CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. With the help of a sleep apnea dentist, you may be able to treat your condition with the use of a slim, lightweight oral appliance that does not impede your sleep or your comfort.
But the search for a sleep apnea dentist can be overwhelming, if you do not know where to look. Below, the team at New Jersey Sleep Apnea Solutions suggests steps to take to find the best sleep apnea dentist in your area.
Ask for Recommendations
The first step toward finding a great sleep apnea dentist is to get a short list of recommendations from trusted sources.
You might want to start with your general dentist. Inquire as to whether he or she knows any dentists that have specialized training and experience in the use of oral appliances for sleep-disordered breathing. Or, you could ask the sleep specialist or sleep laboratory that issued your diagnosis for sleep apnea dentist recommendations.
Another great resource for finding a sleep apnea dentist is the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Their website provides a list of local and state dentists that specialize in the management of sleep apnea.
Consult With a Few Sleep Apnea Dentists
Once you have a short list of names of sleep apnea dentists, you should set up a few consultations. These appointments are a great opportunity to meet each dentist, learn more about his or her background and experience treating sleep apnea and get an idea of their approach to patient care. The appointments also give you an opportunity to visit the office and meet the staff.
Ask Good Questions During Consultation
It is helpful to bring a short list of key questions to ask during your consultations.
For example, you should inquire about the following:
- The dentist’s education and training
- How often the dentist attends continuing education courses
- What treatment options does he or she feels will benefit you
- The risks of the recommended treatment options
- How the dentist handles emergencies outside of office hours
- Information about fees and payment options
The right dentist will take the time to answer all of your questions without rushing you through your appointment.
Meet Dr. Ivan Stein
Dr. Stein is regarded as one of the finest sleep apnea dentists in New Jersey. With more than 20 years of experience treating disorders of the mouth and jaw, Dr. Stein is extremely knowledgeable about the use of oral appliances for sleep apnea. In fact, he designed his own oral appliance for sleep apnea: the Oravan.
To schedule an appointment to meet Dr. Stein and learn more about the Oravan, please contact New Jersey Sleep Apnea Solutions today.