Dr. Hale Becomes an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) Diplomate

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Sleep Apnea | No Comments

Local dentist Thomas Hale is helping Collier and Lee county residents get a more restful night’s sleep. Dr. Hale of Sleep Solutions of SW Florida recently became an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) Diplomate.

Sleep Solutions of Southwest Florida

He is one of only eight in the state of Florida and the only board certified diplomate in SW Florida. 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.

“Sleeping with a CPAP machine, which includes a face mask, tubing and a constantly running motor, can be difficult, and many Collier and Lee county residents are unaware that an effective – and comfortable – alternative treatment is available,” said Dr. Hale. “I’m committed to using my knowledge of dental sleep medicine to help treat my patient’s snoring and sleep apnea, and provide SW Florida 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. Hale. “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. Hale/Sleep Solutions is located at 9180 Galleria Court, Suite 100, Naples, with more locations planned for the near future. Patients with loud snoring and diagnosed sleep apnea sufferers with difficulty tolerating CPAP should contact Dr. Hale at 239-325-9872 to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Hale works closely with sleep physicians to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr. Hale is an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate. He has been practicing Dental Sleep Medicine for over 10 years, has a Fellowship in the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics and has been practicing dentistry for over 18 years.

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.

First-Line of Defense for Sleep Apnea Suffers

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Sleep Apnea | No Comments

What is the first line of defense for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) suffers?  Last year the American Academy of Sleep Medicine officially sanctioned the use of dental appliances for first-line treatment:

It’s well understood among all healthcare professionals that patients who cannot tolerate their therapies quickly abandon them.The search for comfortable and effective treatments for OSA did not begin and end with CPAP, as it was learned early on that not everyone could tolerate it. Dentists introduced OAT 30 years ago as a means to help patients treat snoring, upper airway resistance, and OSA. Sleep_Solutions_Sleep_Apnea_Naples_Snorning

Today, after years of research and development, OAT has earned its keep, satisfying critical benchmarks in trials to prove it can be effective in the long term for patients with mild to moderate apnea. With so many millions of Americans living with OSA, and with so many of them dissatisfied with CPAP, sleep-trained dentists are poised to meet the needs of these patients.

Bennett asserts “there is a great need for sleep apnea treatment, and dentists who practice dental sleep medicine provide a treatment that is easier to live with, proven effective, and in high demand among both patients and sleep physicians.”

 

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GETTING HELP IS EASY

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(239) 325-9872

March Sleep Seminar

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Events, Sleep Apnea | No Comments

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Sleepless in Naples? Are you sick of your C-PAP? March 2016

March 17 @ 2:30 pm3:30 p

Do you snore or sleep in another room from your spouse? Do you have a C-PAP but don’t wear it?

Join us on Thurday, March 17th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm for this free seminar.  Dr. Hale is advancing dental sleep medicine in Southwest Florida and he’s looking forward to seeing you there!

Sleep Solutions of Southwest Florida works in coordination with physicians to treat your snoring and sleep issues. Attend this seminar to find out if we can help you get a better night’s sleep and improve your overall health.

CALL TODAY TO REGISTER

Dr. Thomas Hale, D.D.S.

(239) 325-9872

Sleep Solutions of Southwest Florida

9180 Galleria Court

Suite 100 Naples, FL 34109

 

*The Collier County Public Library does not sponsor or endorse this program.

Stop Snoring Today! February Seminar

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Events | No Comments

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Sleepless in Naples? Are you sick of your C-PAP? February 2016

February 16 @ 2:30 pm3:30 pm| Free

Do you snore or sleep in another room from your spouse? Do you have a C-PAP but don’t wear it?

There are alternatives!

– Oral appliances are FDA approved

– They are covered by most insurances

Join us on Tuesday, February 16th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm for this free seminar.  Dr. Hale is advancing dental sleep medicine in Southwest Florida and he’s looking forward to seeing you there!

Sleep Solutions of Southwest Florida works in coordination with physicians to treat your snoring and sleep issues. Attend this seminar to find out if we can help you get a better night’s sleep and improve your overall health.

CALL TODAY TO REGISTER

Dr. Thomas Hale, D.D.S.

(239) 325-9872

Sleep Solutions of Southwest Florida

9180 Galleria Court

Suite 100 Naples, FL 34109

 

*The Collier County Public Library does not sponsor or endorse this program.

Another Great Seminar!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Events | No Comments

Thanks to everyone who came out to our most recent seminar!  We hope to have you sleeping better soon!

Dr. Hale

Sleepless in Naples? Are you sick of your C-PAP? January 2015

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Events | No Comments
January 15 @ 2:30 pm3:30 pm
Collier County Public Library – Headquarters,

2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, FL 34109 United States

Do you snore or sleep in another room from your spouse? Do you have a C-PAP but don’t wear it? There are alternatives! – Oral appliances are FDA approved – They are covered by most insurances Join us on October 15th, 2015 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm for this free seminar.

Click here for more information and to register today.

Help Us Eliminate Drowsy Driving

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders | No Comments

Sleep Solutions of Southwest Florida supports the National Sleep Foundation to help eliminate drowsy driving.

 

At the National Sleep Foundation, we have always taken the lead on raising public awareness about drowsy driving, its effect on drivers and how it can be avoided.

This year, with the support of our members, communities and Congress we can come together to decrease the instance of drowsy driving and make America’s roads safe.

Public Awareness

Join us in the effort to eliminate drowsy driving! Download the infographic  and share it with your friends and family. You can also share it directly on social media using the hashtag #Awake2Drive.

 

How Do Dental Appliances Help You Sleep and Feel Better?

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders | No Comments

A lot of people and a lot of dentists really don’t understand the severity of sleep apnea and what it it means to our bodies.  At Sleep Solutions of Southwest Florida we take our patient’s unique needs and tailor dental appliances to their specific needs. Call Dr. Thomas P. Hale’s office at Sleep Solutions of Southwest Florida (239-325-9872) for relief from these potentially deadly conditions.

“We really want our patients to succeed with their appliance therapy and it’s really important to their overall health.” – Dr. Thomas Hale, DDS

Sleepless in Naples? Are you sick of your C-PAP? October 2015

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Events, Sleep Apnea | No Comments
October 15 @ 2:30 pm3:30 pm
Collier County Public Library – Headquarters,

2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, FL 34109 United States

Do you snore or sleep in another room from your spouse? Do you have a C-PAP but don’t wear it? There are alternatives! – Oral appliances are FDA approved – They are covered by most insurances Join us on October 15th, 2015 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm for this free seminar.

Click here for more information and to register today.

Why Would a Dentist Treat Sleep Apnea?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Sleep Apnea | No Comments

Dr. Thomas Hale, DDS, answers a common question about sleep apnea and dentistry in this short video.

Do you snore or sleep in another room from your spouse? Do you have a C-PAP but don’t wear it?

Call Dr. Thomas P. Hale’s office at Sleep Solutions of Southwest Florida (239-325-9872) for relief from these potentially deadly conditions.

Dr. Hale is advancing dental sleep medicine in Southwest Florida. We work in coordination with physicians to treat your snoring and sleep issues. Call us today to find out if we can help you get a better night’s sleep and improve your overall health. Dr. Hale has helped patients from Estero, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Lehigh Acres, and the Naples area find relief!

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