Robert R. Rogers, DMD, DABDSM: Dr. Rob Rogers is uniquely qualified to manage snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliances. He has been actively treating patients in the tri-state area for over 25 years and receives referrals from sleep centers, physicians and dentists on a regular basis. 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 the outcomes for 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.
Dr. Rogers is the founding president of the Sleep Disorders Dental Society, now known as the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), and served as president again 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 for 12 years. Dr. Rogers is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is a recipient of the AADSM Distinguished Service Award.
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 obstructive sleep apnea and its use as an alternative for patients unable to tolerate CPAP therapy. In addition, he was also a member of the task force that developed and published the Clinical Guidelines for the Evaluation, Management and Long-Term Care of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults.
Dr. Rogers conceived, designed and produced the first AADSM educational slide series, is a contributing author to the graduate dental text, Clark’s Clinical Dentistry and has published numerous articles for both professional and lay readership. 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 has established a Dental Sleep Medicine Network in the tri-state area where his hand-picked and personally trained dentists provide leading-edge care to patients suffering from snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Each dentist will become Board-Certified in dental sleep medicine and each office will be Nationally Certified in dental sleep medicine.
Dr. Rogers resides in Wexford with his wife Mary Beth. They have two grown sons, Matthew and Christopher as well as two identical twin grandsons, Austin and Taylor. Dr. Rogers spends his spare time taking long walks with Mary Beth, playing squash or one of his several guitars.
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 first Executive Director of the newly formed Sleep Disorders Dental Society, a nonprofit professional educational association of dentist 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 over 3,000 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 academy’s Distinguished Service Award.
Mary Beth is the Network Compliance Officer and manages all insurance contracting and office accreditation requirements. In addition, she oversees the insurance processing for the network to maximize insurance benefits for all patients.
Presently, she works closely with Medicare as a member of the Provider Outreach Education Advisory Group and consults with many insurance companies to help establish medical policy regarding oral appliance therapy.
Mary Beth enjoys Pilates, long walks and bike rides with her husband, Rob.
N. Michael Fazzini, DDS, DABDSM, FAGD: Dr. Mike Fazzini graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1977. After serving 2 years in the United States Navy, he moved to Pittsburgh to accept a position as an associate dentist in a group practice. In 1986 he started his own practice in downtown Pittsburgh where he practiced restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He recently incorporated oral appliance therapy into his practice and his office has become nationally accredited dental sleep medicine facility. Dr. Fazzini is Board-Certified in Dental Sleep Medicine.
He is an alumnus of the LD Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education as well as the Schuster Center for Professional Development and continues to be an active student of dentistry by regularly attending courses and symposia locally and nationally. He is married to Janet and they have three grown children. He is an avid cyclist and spends time acting in local theater productions.