SUWANEE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Suwanee, Georgia dentist, Robert A. Finkel, DDS, MAGD presented a seminar on Dental Sleep Medicine to Bajan dentists and staff in Bridgetown, Barbados on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Dr. Finkel spoke to a group of approximately 25 general dentists, orthodontists, and staff on the topic of Oral Appliance Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Dr. Vidya Armogan, President of the Barbados Dental Association, arranged this opportunity for Dr. Finkel to present this innovative concept in dentistry that will enable healthcare providers to help patients who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), snoring and other manifestations of Sleep Disordered Breathing. It was truly an honor to introduce the concepts of Dental Sleep Medicine to this group of dental professionals, said Dr. Bob Finkel. My hope is that these principles are utilized and will provide improved sleep and better rest for the people of Barbados in the coming years.
Dental Sleep Medicine incorporates the use of oral appliances to help open the airway, allowing normal sleep breathing in those patients suffering from OSA who are unable to tolerate CPAP therapy. This less intrusive therapy for OSA has proven to be more accepted than CPAP treatment and is the latest in dental technology designed to maximize patient convenience and comfort during sleep.
Dr. Robert Finkel has been practicing dentistry in the Atlanta area for more than 33 years. He was a charter member of The Sleep Disorders Dental Society 30 years ago and is known for treatment in the fields of Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry, Dental Sleep Medicine, and TMJ/Facial Pain. Dr. Finkel is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and the recipient of the Academys Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award. He is also the author of Mini-Bites for a Mega Smile, (A Patients Guide to Dental Treatment) and several white papers on the relationship between oral health and systemic health. Dr. Robert A. Finkels office is located in Suwanee, Georgia. For more information, please visit www.bobfinkelsmiles.com.