March 27, 2014
Dr. Phillip DeJesus of Bridgeport, CT brings Sleep Dysfunction Therapy to his community.
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. Over 34% of the population have the 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. I found that so many of the people I treat have sleep disorders and were not having adequate treatment. Many were suffering because they were unable or unwilling to use a CPAP machine. I felt obligated to offer them an alternative.”
“This prompted me to get advanced training in sleep medicine and I’m glad I did. 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.” http://www.dejesusdental.com/
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.