Improving Health: Williamsville Dentist Offers a Better Night’s Sleep

New American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate, Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg, Treats Sleep Apnea, Snoring
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(Williamsville, NY) December 15, 2014 – Local dentist Jeffrey Goldberg is helping Western New York residents get a more restful night’s sleep. Dr. Goldberg has recently become an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) Diplomate. ABDSM is the board for the leading national organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy, an effective alternative treatment to the standard continue positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. Earning Diplomate status from the ABDSM is a unique honor that recognizes special competency in dental sleep medicine.

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“Sleeping with a CPAP machine, which includes a face mask, tubing and a constantly running motor, can be difficult, and many Western New York residents are unaware that an effective – and comfortable – alternative treatment is available,” said Dr. Goldberg. “I’m committed to using my knowledge of dental sleep medicine to help treat my patient’s snoring and sleep apnea, and provide Western New York residents with a better night’s rest.”

While CPAP is the standard treatment for sleep apnea, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine estimates up to 50 percent of sleep apnea patients do not comply with or tolerate CPAP. In contrast to a CPAP machine, oral appliances are a mouth guard-like device worn only during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. Patients like oral appliance therapy because it is comfortable, easy to wear, quiet, portable and easy to care for.

“Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option that offers a higher rate of patient compliance than CPAP,” said Dr. Goldberg. “I work with my patients, and their sleep physicians, to identify the right oral appliance device, custom fit devices to each patient and make any needed adjustments to ensure an open airway and a more restful sleep.”

Dr. Goldberg’s practice is located at 5245 Transit Road, at the corner of Greiner and Transit on the border of Williamsville and Clarence. Patients with loud snoring and diagnosed sleep apnea sufferers with difficulty tolerating CPAP should contact Dr. Goldberg at 716-636-2222 to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Goldberg works closely with sleep physicians to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. In addition to sleep apnea care, the practice is concentrated in orofacial pain and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

About Jeffrey I. Goldberg DDS MS MBA
Dr. Goldberg is an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate, one of approximately 200 in the nation. Originally from Rochester, he graduated from Cornell University in 1999, and from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2003. Dr. Goldberg then completed a general practice residency at the Veterans’ Affairs Hospital in Baltimore, MD, where he received advanced training in dental implants, oral surgery, root canals, and treatment for medically complex individuals. After several years in practice, Dr. Goldberg returned to the dental school to complete a three-year residency and master’s degree in TMJ disorders and orofacial pain. Buffalo is one of only five such programs in the nation to be accredited by the American Dental Association. For his thesis he investigated the association of chronic facial pain and sleep disorders. Dr. Goldberg has also earned a masters degree in business administration (MBA) from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

Dr. Goldberg is proud to introduce new concepts in the treatment of chronic facial pain, jaw dysfunction, and sleep apnea to Western New York. In addition to his practice, he is a clinical assistant professor at the dental school, where he oversees a TMJ clinic and is teaching the first sleep apnea curriculum in the school’s history. Dr. Goldberg is also active in several professional organizations including the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and the Erie County Dental Society.

About The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is the only non-profit national professional society dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. The AADSM provides educational resources for dentists and promotes the use of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing. Established in 1991, the AADSM has nearly 3,000 member dentists worldwide. Visit www.aadsm.org or call the national office at (630) 737-9705 for more information.