New York, NY (PRWEB) December 9, 2009
SnoringIsntSexy.com, a patient information site and directory of dentists who provide oral appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnea, has added sleep health professional listings to its directory.
There are estimated to be 20 million sleep apneics in the United States and this number is projected to rise to 40 million in 2010.
The medical ramifications and medical problems associated with snoring and sleep apnea and the medical costs associated with treating associated diseases is far too great to ignore the problem, but to date, only an estimated 5 - 10% of people with sleep apnea have been identified, diagnosed and treated.
“ With the addition of all sleep health professionals to our directory, Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC has become the first multi-specialty directory for sleep medicine; developed with the patient’s best interest at the core and designed to give the patient the final choice of appropriate treatment.” said President, Laurence Barsh, DMD. “While Snoring Isn't Sexy is still primarily a directory of qualified dentists who treat snoring and sleep apnea, this new direction will not advocate any single treatment modality or any single specialty organization over another. Our goal is to have the patient receive the best possible care and the most appropriate therapeutic regimen through a unified, medically and dentally sound approach, to the diagnosis and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea.”
Snoring Isn’t Sexy believes that providing appropriate care that is in the patient’s best interest requires that all practicing in this field be prepared to screen, to educate, to diagnose and to offer the treatment modality best suited to the patient's individual needs. To ensure that a team approach is provided, sleep health professionals are invited by participating dentists.
The sleep health professional directory is available at http://www.snoringisntsexy.com/sleep-health-professionals.cfm
Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC was founded in 2008 by Laurence I. Barsh, DMD, a dentist who has been involved with sleep medicine since 1992 and who now devotes full time to educating the public about dentistry's role and responsibility in the recognition and management of snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Barsh and the dentists associated with Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC feel strongly that management of sleep-breathing disorders is a shared responsibility of both the medical and dental professions.
Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC consists of independently owned and operated affiliated offices. Visit http://www.SnoringIsntSexy.com for a directory of all participating dentists and sleep health professionals.