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Snoring and Sleep Apnea, a Public Health Crisis for 20 Million Americans

Dentistry has a treatment for many people who s suffer from chronic snoring and sleep apnea.Dental Sleep Apnea NY

Approximately 20 million undiagnosed people in the United States suffer from chronic snoring and sleep apnea. Both snoring and sleep apnea can have fatal outcomes. Signs and common symptoms of sleep apnea include coronary artery disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, and depression. Side effects such as daytime drowsiness and dozing off can also be deadly for machinery operators, drivers, pilots, passengers and others.

Dr. Binder has recognized the enormity of this public health crisis for over 20 years and is at the forefront of sleep apnea treatment and diagnosis.

Dr. Binder says, “It’s a privilege to offer Oral Appliance Therapy to patients who previously suffered from these not-so-silent afflictions. The appreciation shown by those patients whose lives have been dramatically improved by Oral Appliance Therapy is quite gratifying.”

Dr. Binder brings awareness to the public about dentistry’s role in recognition and treatment of snoring and Sleep Apnea. In an effort to help more people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Dr. Binder, lectures on the topic of Snoring and Sleep Apnea. He has also expanded his practice to include Dental Sleep Apnea New York, a snoring and obstructive sleep apnea treatment center located in mid-Manhattan, New York.

Dental Sleep Apnea New York provides advanced diagnosis and treatment focused on OSA and the latest oral appliance therapy (OAT) technologies. Dr. Binder is a Platinum Partner of SomnoMed and one of the few dentists in the United States using SomnoMed MATRx™, a new technology that enables a sleep laboratory to predict a patient’s jaw position that obstructs breathing during sleep and is the cause of Obstructed Sleep Apnea, the most common cause of sleep apnea.

SomnoDent is an oral appliance worn during sleep. The appliance is comfortable and discrete, allowing patients to close their lips. SomnoDent can be used by patients with teeth or denture wearers who are missing upper and/or lower teeth.

Dr. Binder’s website addresses the issues of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, related sleeping disorders, and oral appliance therapy.

With over 25 years practicing general dentistry and teaching for 23 of them, Dr. Binder is well qualified. Dr. Binder’s sleep center affiliations include Mount Sinai Medical Center, Department of Sleep Disorders and NYU Bellevue Sleep Disorders Centers. At New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Binder taught dentists oral appliance therapy. Dr. Binder, “The Manhattan Dentist,” received the Humanitarian Award from the New York Academy of Dentistry, for improving the lives of New Yorkers and for his work in helping to identify victims of the 9/11 attacks.

For Dental Sleep Apnea Treatment in Manhattan

Dental Sleep Apnea NY

Dental Sleep Apnea New York
David S. Binder, DDS
Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment Center
551 5th Ave., Rm 1114,
New York, NY 10176
USA
(212) 867-4140
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The American Sleep Apnea Association

The American Sleep Apnea Association was founded, by persons with apnea and concerned health care providers and researchers in 1990, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  The ASAA’s mission is simple:

The American Sleep Apnea Association is dedicated to reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing the well being of those affected by this common disorder.

As part of its endeavors to increase understanding of sleep apnea, the ASAA fulfills hundreds of requests for information from the public each year and answers a multitude of questions about diagnosis and treatment options.  The ASAA maintains a web site, www.sleepapnea.org, which provides a wealth of information for those seeking information on sleep apnea including links to other useful sites. In addition, the ASAA also works with other non-profit organizations and societies for health care professionals to reach the undiagnosed. Our Patient Education Bulletins are available for photocopying and distribution by physicians and other health professionals.

The ASAA A.W.A.K.E. Network plays a crucial role in the ASAA’s support efforts. “A.W.A.K.E.” is an acronym for “Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic,” characteristics that are uncommon in persons with untreated apnea. Founded in 1988 as a mutual-help support group for persons affected by sleep apnea, the A.W.A.K.E. Network is now composed of more than 300 groups in nearly all fifty states. A.W.A.K.E. meetings are held regularly and guest speakers are often invited to address the group. Topics may include advice on complying with CPAP therapy, legal issues affecting those with sleep apnea, weight loss, treatment options such as oral appliances, and new research findings.

In other efforts to fulfill its mission, the ASAA publishes the WAKE-UP CALL. The newsletter provides useful, accurate, and objective medical information as well as articles on health wellness, research news, and social and legal issues facing people with sleep apnea.  The ASAA widely distributes its brochure “Get the Facts About Sleep Apnea” that defines the disease, describes its symptoms, explains the consequences of untreated apnea, and encourages those who may have apnea to seek diagnosis and treatment. A simple self-diagnostic test, the ASAA Snore Score, is included.

In addition, the ASAA offers a 10-minute video entitled “What Is Sleep Apnea?” which explains how apnea is diagnosed and treated.

To summarize, ASAA promotes education, awareness and advocacy; the A.W.A.K.E. Network of support groups promotes mutual support, continuing education and empowerment.

For more information, contact the American Sleep Apnea Association at the above address or by sending an email message to asaa@sleepapnea.org.

For Dental Sleep Apnea Treatment in Manhattan

Dental Sleep Apnea NY

Dental Sleep Apnea New York
David S. Binder, DDS
Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment Center
551 5th Ave., Rm 1114,
New York, NY 10176
USA
(212) 867-4140