The concerning reality regarding dental sleep medicine is that no additional training beyond dental school is required for a dentist to fabricate an oral appliance to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Training in dental school on this complex topic is minimal to non-existent. It is imperative that patients seeking appliance therapy for the treatment of their OSA partner with a dentist who has undergone extensive training and education in dental sleep medicine. Dr. Dornblazer is the only dentist between Greensboro and Cary who has undergone such training through the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Treatment of OSA often involves several medical professionals including: sleep medicine physician, ENT, primary care physician and a dentist extensively trained in dental sleep medicine. Selecting a dentist who has been rigorously trained in dental sleep medicine insures the patient is receiving an appropriate, quality appliance out of the hundreds of so-called “sleep” or “snoring” appliances available…most of which are not acceptable. It also insures the dentist is capable of managing any side effects or complications that may arise during appliance therapy.
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We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and Care Credit cards as well as cash and personal checks. HSA and FSA funds may also be used to cover the cost of the appliance if it is a covered benefit.
Our office is located at 2960 Professional Park Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 with ample parking in our lot. Please enter your zip code or city, state below for door-to-door directions.