In order to become accredited, facilities must meet quality measurements outlined in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) Standards for Accreditation of Dental Sleep Medicine Facilities. These standards detail expectations for the proficiency of a facility’s dental director and staff; practice of policies and procedures to oversee the acceptance, documentation and billing of patients; and professionalism of consumer care, follow-up and service safety.
The AADSM is the only non-profit national professional society dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. Dental sleep medicine focuses on the management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea through the use of oral appliance therapy – an effective alternative treatment for patients who prefer it to CPAP. Once a patient is diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea by a board-certified sleep physician, a dentist trained in dental sleep medicine can provide treatment with oral appliance therapy.
“The accreditation program was developed to define excellence in dental sleep medicine,” said Harold Smith, DDS, president of the AADSM. “Patients and referring physicians can have peace-of-mind when working with an accredited facility, knowing that the facility has proven, recognized excellence in every aspect of care.”
Why Choose a Board-certified Dentist?
Choosing a board-certified dentist means you have chosen a doctor who has put in hundreds of hours in continuing education, and who has substantial experience, success, and passion in the treatment of sleep apnea with custom oral appliances. Dr. Jason Ehtessabian is one of only a handful of dentists in the county who is triple board-certified in the dental treatment of sleep apnea, as Diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
At Refreshed Sleep We Go Above and Beyond
Dr. E keeps an active membership in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. We are very proud of his past involvement in the Colorado Dental Association, where he was voted onto the Executive Committee and to the Board of Trustees by the dentists of Colorado in 2016. He has also previously been voted to represent Colorado at the American Dental Association. Rest easy knowing you are in the best possible hands at Refresh Snoring and Sleep Apnea Center.
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