About to Pittsburgh Dental Sleep Medicine
Pittsburgh Dental Sleep Medicine is unlike any other dental practice in the area since it focuses on sleep disordered breathing and nothing else. Dr. Rogers limits his practice to dental sleep medicine which treats a medical problem that has serious medical side effects if left untreated or is improperly managed.
Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea have been linked to increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, automobile accidents and injury in the workplace. And this is in addition to the quality of life issues such as bed-partner annoyance and excessive daytime sleepiness.
Dr. Robert Rogers
Dr. Rogers is uniquely qualified to manage this serious malady. He has been actively treating patients in the tri-state area since 1991 upon referral from sleep centers, sleep physicians and concerned dentists. As a pioneer in the field of dental sleep medicine, Dr. Rogers was instrumental in creating the original medical and dental protocols that render positive outcomes to his patients today. He is familiar with all the oral appliances and associated technology presently in use and maintains close working relationships with area sleep physicians so as to maximize positive results over the long-term.
Mary Beth Rogers
Mary Beth Rogers oversees the day to day activities of the practice. Her special talents are based on over 12 years of experience in managing and consulting in the arena of dental sleep medicine.
About Dr. Rogers
Dr. Rogers has had a special interest in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing since 1990 and treats patients in conjunction with many regional sleep centers.
Dr. Rogers is the founding president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and served again as president in 1995 and 1999. In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors for 10 years, he chaired the Education and Curriculum Committee for 6 years and was the director of the AADSM Resource Center 12 years. Dr. Rogers is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is the recipient of the AADSM Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Rogers conceived, designed and developed the AADSM educational slide series, is a contributing author to the graduate dental text, Clark’s Clinical Dentistry and has published numerous articles for both the professional and lay readership . He is currently the dental consultant to Respironics, Inc and lectures to students at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Rogers lectures nationally and internationally to physicians and dentists about dentistry's role in the recognition and treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Most recently, Dr. Rogers was a member of the task force for the revision of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Paper and Practice Parameters on Oral Appliance Therapy that emphasized the efficacy of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and its use an alternative for patients unable to tolerate a CPAP unit.
About Mary Beth Rogers
Mary Beth Rogers graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She managed a busy dental practice for many years and is experienced in dental assisting, front office management, bookkeeping and accounting.
In 1991, Mary Beth became the executive director of the newly formed Sleep Disorders Dental Society, a non-profit professional educational association of dentists and physicians. Under her direction, the Society came together to promote the legitimate acceptance of oral appliance therapy by the medical profession and expand the role of dentists in the practice of sleep medicine. The organization presently has nearly 2000 members worldwide and offers board certification to serious dental practitioners. Now known as the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Mary Beth was the first recipient of the academys Distinguished Service Award.
Advances in oral appliance design and associated technology has steadily progressed over the past 20 years. Dr. Rogers and Mary Beth Rogers were there from the early going and are well versed in the state-of-the-art.
All appliances and devices are FDA approved.
Unlike most offices that use a single appliance, Dr. Rogers uses several different oral appliances, choosing the one that is best for you. The choice of oral appliance is made after a through medical history and oral examination.
More about oral appliances...
Warning: Please do not fall victim to the commercials you may see on TV promoting "snoring appliances". Your problem is serious and requires expert care. (2 easy payments of $19.95 cannot provide this to you!) There is a critical difference between a custom-made appliance rendered by an experienced dentist and a clumsy one-size-fits-all appliance offered on TV.
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