Dr. Patricia Takacs is a Member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and has received special, extensive education and training in Oral Appliance Therapy.
Lexington, KY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014
Up to 45% of the population snores and 20 million people in the United States alone have sleep apnea. Of these, only 10% have been diagnosed and treated; and of those treated, many cannot tolerate their prescribed medical device known as CPAP (continuous positive air pressure supplied through a nasal mask) – which supports the airway during sleep.
In today’s world, a good night’s sleep has become especially valuable, and increasingly difficult to get. Snoring and sleep apnea (a medical problem where the airway collapses during sleep and breathing stops) robs people and their bed partners of the rest they need to face their daily challenges.
Small, comfortable, dental mouthpieces that hold the lower jaw in a forward position have been proven to support the airway to prevent collapse, and have been approved as a primary treatment in mild to moderate sleep apnea – and, as an alternative to, or in conjunction with CPAP when needed. This treatment is called oral appliance therapy (OAT).
Snoring Isn’t Sexy® was formed to alert the public of the medical dangers and social hazards of snoring and sleep apnea, and to connect snorers and sleep apnea sufferers with a specially trained dentist in their area who can provide oral appliance therapy.
Patricia Takacs, DMD, a Snoring Isn’t Sexy dentist in Lexington, KY provides this treatment for snoring and sleep apnea patients. Dr. Takacs is a Member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and has received special, extensive education and training in Oral Appliance Therapy.
After attending West Virginia University, Dr. Takacs graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry in 1983. In addition to running her practice, she has taught at the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry and coached dentists through a dental management company.
Dr. Takacs is dedicated to staying current with cutting-edge procedures and technology. She has completed advanced training in implant dentistry, neuromuscular analysis, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction and sleep apnea medicine. Her purpose is to provide excellent dental care to the Lexington community. Her greatest passions in life are helping as many people as possible with their oral health and relieve them of sleepless nights.
"I am fortunate to be in a profession where I can make such a positive impact on people’s lives. When a patient tells me that I helped save their marriage, helped save their life, or gave them the confidence to achieve new goals, I realize I am so privileged to be doing something so special," says Dr. Takacs.
About Snoring Isn’t Sexy
Snoring Isn’t Sexy, a unique public awareness resource that seeks to educate the general public about sleep disordered breathing, provides up to date information about sleep apnea and the variety of treatment options available.
Snoring isn't Sexy is committed to the welfare of patients who use our services to find a dentist who provides oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. The dentists associated with Snoring Isn’t Sexy dentists adhere to the protocols of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and believe in a team approach to treating patients.
[More information about snoring, sleep apnea and Dr. Patricia Takacs can be found at his web site at http://www.snoringisntsexy.com/sleep-dentist/patricia-takacs-dmd/index.]
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