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Dental Device Options for Patients
Dr. Elliott Alpher, DDS
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, at George Washington University Medical Center and Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Georgetown University Medical Center
When: February 19, 2014 at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm MST
Sleep Disorders can drastically affect you and your family’s lives. One of the most frustrating things about snoring and sleep apnea is the most obvious: It happens while you sleep, and you can only cope with its effects. For snorers, it means a spouse at wit’s end and unable to sleep in the same bed. For sleep apnea patients, it means mornings that leave you tired and prone to dozing.
Dental Device treatments for Sleep Apnea will be explored in depth. He will discuss the psychological effects of wearing a dental device versus a CPAP mask. He will also discuss the pros and cons of dental device appliances.
• The difference between CPAP versus an Oral Device
• The benefits of an oral device
• The Effectiveness in treating sleep apnea
• Why oral devices are preferred for traveling patients
Q & A
About: Dr. Elliott Alpher
Dr. Elliott Alpher is one of Washington DC’s most experienced specialists for sleep and jaw disorders. He has been known as a leader in the treatment of sleep disorders and jaw pain for 30 years.
Dr. Alpher earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland, and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Georgetown University Dental School. He completed a residency program at Providence Hospital, and postgraduate studies in Oral Pathology and Periodontics at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
A focus of Dr. Alpher's practice is the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring through the use of dental appliance therapy. He has pioneered a conservative, non - invasive approach utilizing computerized and verifiable diagnostic methods to treat craniofacial pain as well as sleep disorders. This method of treatment has proven to be greatly successful, and is highly regarded as the first method of choice by physicians and patients.
Dr. Alpher is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Diplomate to the American Academy of Pain Management, member of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Diplomate to The American Board of Forensic Examiners, and is a Fellow in The American Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a member of The American Dental Association, District of Columbia Dental Society, The Foundation for the Advancement of Implants and Transplants and a member of Maimonides Medical Society.
Dr Alpher has limited his practice to the treatment of craniofacial pain disorders, and the fabrication of oral appliances for sleep apnea and snoring. He currently practices as Director of the Metropolitan Area Craniofacial Pain Center.