Exploring dental sleep medicine

Dental sleep medicine is an area of dental practice that focuses on the use of oral appliances to treat sleep disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dentists work together with sleep physicians to diagnose and identify the most effective treatment for each patient.

At SomnoMed®, we strongly believe that dentists can dramatically impact patients’ lives by treating their OSA and improving their quality of sleep by providing the patient with an effective oral appliance.

Find out more about how SomnoMed® supports sleep dentistry via the SomnoMed Academy training program by clicking below.

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The SomnoMed® Academy

– A learning hub for sleep and dental professionals

At SomnoMed®, we offer many different training programs for our sleep professionals, under the banner of the SomnoMed®Academy. Click on the link below to register for SomnoMed® Academy and access educational opportunities for health care professionals of any level, conducted at a training facility or even online. These opportunities range from short online courses to preceptorship and mentoring.

SomnoMed® Academy is a reference source for dental and medical professionals, proudly supported by SomnoMed®.

Further information

To find out more about our most comfortable oral appliance ever, the SomnoDent® Avant, click here.

To find out about SomnoMed®'s Medical initiative, connect with us.

Every patient is different and we have helped individual patients on their journey in finding a solution.

Find out what they went through and how it feels to wear a SomnoDent® oral appliance.

Patient stories

Derek’s story

“Before I found my sleep dentist I was sleeping with my CPAP device. This posed several problems for me. Most are the obvious: wearing the CPAP mask, trying to sleep with a hose attached to your face, having to travel with it, and then my allergy issues became more severe.

Maintenance is a pain as well. My SomnoDent® device has allowed me to enjoy life a bit more without the hassle of a CPAP. And, there is the added benefit of not having to make sure I have a source of power available. Which means, I can go camping again! I would recommend the SomnoDent® device to anyone with obstructive sleep apnea. It is life changing.”

- Derek

Izy’s story

For years I fought with my CPAP, I literally tried 15 masks and I will never ever go back to CPAP after discovering SomnoDent®. I love it and so does my family because they can finally sleep in peace.

I can carry it, no more lugging around that extra CPAP baggage, I just throw my SomnoDent® device and case in my backpack and keep going. I truly am a big fan and if I can encourage others to switch to SomnoMed®, I know for a fact their quality of life would improve tremendously. Here’s another thing, I had a problem with grinding my teeth at night, not anymore!

- Izy

Borris’ story

Although a bit reticent at first in the use of this tool, once I began using it and finding out how good a night’s sleep I could have after so many years of bad nights and untold other alternatives which always proved useless, I am now happy to let you know that thanks to SomnoMed® I am able to sleep very well and also that my wife can now enjoy a good night’s sleep without my racket at night.

- Borris

Susan’s story

“With a household to manage, motherhood, night school for advanced degrees, and two jobs – good sleep seemed an unattainable goal. Over the years of sleep deprivation, my health steadily declined with resultant hypertension, chronic sinusitis, and eventually atrial fibrillation.

I had a sleep study that showed moderate obstructive sleep apnea. A second study to fit a CPAP mask was a dismal failure – 14 different masks and nothing fit.

My dentist suggested a SomnoDent® and my life has turned around since I received it.  My husband is delighted that I no longer snore. I’m off my blood pressure medications. I truly feel like a new person with much more energy. I can’t thank you folks enough for my SomnoDent®. I’m convinced it has literally saved my life.”

- Susan