Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) April 15, 2015
Local dentist Dr. Bernard L. Greenbaum is helping Washington DC area residents get a more restful night’s sleep. Dr. Greenbaum of the Bethesda Center for Dental Sleep Medicine recently became 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.
“Sleeping with a CPAP machine, which includes a face mask, tubing and a constantly running motor, can be difficult, and many Washington DC area residents are unaware that an effective – and comfortable – alternative treatment is available,” said Dr. Greenbaum. “I’m committed to using my knowledge of dental sleep medicine to help treat my patient’s snoring and sleep apnea, and provide Washington DC area 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. Greenbaum. “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. Greenbaum of the Bethesda Center for Dental Sleep Medicine is located at 6410 Rockledge Drive, Suite 106, Bethesda, MD. Patients with loud snoring and diagnosed sleep apnea sufferers with difficulty tolerating CPAP should contact Dr. Greenbaum at 301-530-3600 to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Greenbaum works closely with sleep physicians to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
About Bernard L. Greenbaum:
Dr. Greenbaum is an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate. Dr. Greenbaum is a 1981 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry and has practiced dentistry in Bethesda, Maryland for over 30 years. After dental school, Dr. Greenbaum continued his dental studies by completing a one-year general practice residency at the VA Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1992, Dr. Greenbaum received the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship Award. The doctor is committed to advanced continuing education so that he can offer the latest techniques and technology to his patients. He is a graduate of the LVI for Advanced Dental Studies. The Institute is the world’s premier post-graduate cosmetic and neuromuscular dental training facility.
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 http://www.aadsm.org or call the national office at (630) 737-9705 for more information.
Bernard L. Greenbaum, DDS
Bethesda Center for Dental Sleep Medicine