Helping Asheville Break The Cycle of Bad SleepPosted on Jul 25, 2017, by Golden Proportions Marketing
New American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate, Dr. Douglas Phillips Helping Patients Overcome Apnea, Snoring
(ASHEVILLE, NC) July 2017 – Local dentist Dr. Douglas Phillips is sending out a wake-up call to tired, drowsy Asheville residents: A more restful night’s sleep shouldn’t be a dream. In reality, Dr. Phillips has been tirelessly pursuing Diplomate status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) — the leading organization in the country for dentists who excel at treating obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. Becoming an ABDSM Diplomate is a unique honor that recognizes exceptional competency in dental sleep medicine with a unique ability to provide an alternative, effective treatment to the Continue Positive Airway Pressure machine (CPAP).
“Ask anyone who sleeps with a CPAP every night about their experience and I am sure they can tell you some stories about the challenges of dealing with the face mask, tubing, and constantly running motor. Most people don’t even know that there’s a comfortable, alternative treatment available to them that’s usually covered by most insurance plans,” said Dr. Phillips. “I’m committed to using my knowledge of dental sleep medicine to allow my patients to break the cycle of harmful sleep apnea symptoms.”
While CPAP is the standard treatment for sleep apnea, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine estimates up to 50 percent of sleep apnea patients do not comply with or tolerate CPAP. In contrast to a CPAP machine, oral appliances are a “mouth guard-like” device worn only during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. Patients trust oral appliance therapy because it is comfortable, easy to wear, quiet, portable, and easy to care for.
“One of the best aspects of oral appliance therapy is that it’s got equal, if not better, results compared to the CPAP. In working with my patients and their sleep physicians, we’ve found that people who’ve often given up or ready to give up on their CPAP will stick with using an oral appliance,” said Dr. Phillips. “We can find and customize a solution that truly fits their needs, creating an open airway and more restful sleep.”
Dr. Phillips is located at 1111 Hendersonville Road. If you’re struggling with daytime drowsiness, loud snoring, or if you’ve already been diagnosed with sleep apnea and have difficulty tolerating your CPAP machine, contact Dr. Phillips at 828-254-1944 to schedule a consultation. He works closely with sleep physicians to treat all of these sleep-related issues.
About Dr. Phillips
Dr. Phillips is an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate with over three decades of experience in dentistry. He’s well respected in Asheville as both a dentist and a dental educator. Dr. Phillips is proud to use his skill and in-depth knowledge to help patients with sleep-disordered breathing find relief.
About The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is the only non-profit national professional society dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. The AADSM provides educational resources for dentists and promotes the use of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing. Established in 1991, the AADSM has more than 2,800 member dentists worldwide. Visit www.aadsm.org or call the national office at (630) 737-9705 for more information.