As a dentist, it is rewarding to be able to be involved with the medical community to identify and treat patients with sleep apnea.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2012
Howell Goldberg, DDS, FAGD, DABDS, a general dentist in Plantation, FL has been named Adjunct Professor in the Department of Cariology at Nova Southeastern University College of Dentistry. His course, taught to graduating dental students, will be “Introduction to diagnosing and treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.” Dr. Goldberg has presented numerous lectures to both the dental and medical communities on dentistry's role in treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
In addition to all phases of restorative dentistry, Dr. Goldberg emphasizes the recognition and management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea as a major part of his practice. Dr. Goldberg is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including Fellowships in the International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentists. In addition, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM), Dr. Goldberg has been treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea since 1994.
Snoring can be an early indicator that an airway is not functioning properly during sleep. This can be a warning of a more serious condition known as sleep apnea, which affects 20 to 40 million people of all ages in the United States. Apnea is the lack of breath; for some people, cessation of breathing may occur hundreds of times a night. This lack of oxygen can lead to stroke, heart attack, diabetes, acid reflux, heart attack, depression and anxiety, and excessive daytime sleepiness.
“As a dentist, it is rewarding to be able to be involved with the medical community to identify and treat patients with sleep apnea,” said Dr. Goldberg. “It is very gratifying to improve the health and quality of life of these patients.”
About Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC
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 SnoringIsntSexy.com for a directory of all participating dentists.
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