Improving Health: Middle Tennessee Dentist Offers a Better Night’s Sleep

New American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate, Dr. Sarah Humphreys, Treats Sleep Apnea, Snoring

Nashville, TN September 15, 2022 –Local dentist Sarah Humphreys is helping Middle Tennessee residents get a more restful night’s sleep. Dr. Sarah Humphreys of Sleep & TMJ Co. was recently designated as a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM). The ABDSM is the leading national testing organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. Earning Diplomate status from the ABDSM is a unique honor that recognizes special competency in dental sleep medicine.

While CPAP is the standard treatment for sleep apnea, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) estimates up to 50 percent of sleep apnea patients do not comply with or tolerate CPAP. In contrast to a CPAP machine, an oral appliance is 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. Humphreys. “I work with my patients, and their sleep physicians, to identify the right oral appliance design, then custom fit appliances to each patient and make any needed adjustments to ensure an open airway and a more restful sleep.”

Dr. Sarah Humphreys is located at 2000 Tollgate Blvd Suite 205, Thompson’s Station, TN 37179. Patients with loud snoring and diagnosed sleep apnea sufferers with difficulty tolerating CPAP should contact Dr. Sarah Humphreys at 615-560-3585 to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Humphreys works closely with physicians to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. 

About Sarah Humphreys

Dr. Sarah Humphreys is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and is currently practicing as a Dental Sleep Medicine and TMJ provider outside of Nashville, TN. She is an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate. She is passionate about allowing patients to feel heard and respected, while having the opportunity to make informed decisions about their health.

About the ABDSM and AADSM

The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine is the only non-profit testing organization dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. The ABDSM tests knowledge and clinical proficiency in dental sleep medicine and designates those who meet its requirements as Diplomates. The ABDSM is associated with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine which is the only non-profit national professional society focused exclusively on 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 more than 3,000 member dentists worldwide. Visit www.abdsm.org for information on the ABDSM and visit www.aadsm.org for information on the AADSM.

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