New Jersey Dentist: TMJ,TMD, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Migraines, Daily Headaches And Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr DePaola attented the IACA, International Acaemy of Comprehensive Aesthetics meeting in San Francisco where he learned the newest research and cutting edge practical knowledge to help patients with TMJ/TMD disorders. Sleep apnea is a TMJ Disorder.
Press Release (PressBurner) Aug 09, 2009 - Extensive Training and Skill in the Treatment of Sleep Apnea and TM Joint disorders are one of the reasons that Northern New Jersey snoring and sleep apnea patients go to see
Dr. DePaola. Dr Frank, as he is affectionately called by patients whose quality of life has been drastically improved established his practice with one clear goal in mind: to provide patients in Hoboken, NJ with advanced dental healthcare. For Dr. DePaola, advanced dental healthcare goes beyond traditional care and instead is comprehensive in scope, expanding beyond oral health to the whole body health connection. Contact Dr DePaola @ http://www.NorthNJ.IHateCPAP.com/index.html
Dr. DePaola’s passion for the oral/whole body approach started with intensive training in neuromuscular dentistry, which ties jaw balance to upper body muscle comfort. Dr Barney Jankelson was the father of Neuromuscular dentistry who realized that the old mechanical way of looking at patients needed to be replaced by a wholistic physiological approach. Neuromuscular dentistry is deeply rooted in proper alignment of the jaw for optimal airway and posture, which led him to take his training a step further and explore the field of Sleep Medicine. He has taken additional coursework in the oral treatment of sleep apnea to provide his patients with an even more complete approach to whole body health.
The NHLBI,National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH (National Institute of Health) recognizes Sleep Apnea as a TMJ Disorder. An excellent paper:
"Cardiovascular and sleep related consequences of TMJ disorders " explains why dentists are ideal for treating sleep apnea and many other medical disorers in combination with family physicians, neurologists, sleep specialists, pulmonologists and chropracters. Patients with chronic problems are missing a major aspect of treatment when dentists with expertise in treating TMJ disorders and Sleep apnea are not part of their medical teams.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recomends that dentists treating Sleep Apnea with oral appliances have expertise in treating TMJ disorders. A TMJ Specialist does not exist as there is no specialty status in TMJ disorders. However, doctors like Frank DePaola take enormormous amounts ot time, money and energy to increase their expertise in helping patients with TMJ disorders. This is a personal sacrifice for their families but an important calling. While other dentists take pride in being dentists Dr DePaola takes pride in improving the quality of his patient's lives.
With his interest in the treatment and cessation of sleep apnea and other sleep-related breathing problems, Dr. DePaola has completed a variety of courses in sleep medicine from the esteemed Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), including Treating Sleep Breathing Disorders. He continued his advance training at the IACA meeting in San Francisco. He met there with Dr Ira L Shapira the founder of www.ihatecpap.com the nationally recognized site for information about obstructive sleep apnea and the use of Dental Sleep Medicine an oral appliances.
Dr DePaola is a member of the Dental Organization for Sleep Apnea (DOSA) and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). Both organizations foster research and growth of new technologies involving sleep apnea.
What makes Dr. DePaola and his practice so unique is that he offers a cutting-edge device, the SomnoDent MAS™, which fits over the upper and lower teeth, much like a sports mouthguard. However unlike a sports mouthguard, it is a precision-made, clinically tested medical device. This appliance is highly effective in most cases in stopping snoring and treating obstructive sleep apnea in the mild to moderate range. In all, it’s a true benefit for those who suffer sleep apnea.