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My husband and I have recognized the need and benefits of a good nights sleep and have tried to instill these same values within our 6 kids. Improving sleep quality for patients with OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA) has become a professional passion and focus. My postgraduate journey has involved hundreds of hours of continuing education courses mastering sleep physiology and learning how to optimally treat OSA with oral appliances. It was an honor to become a Diplomat of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy after passing their written exam and presentation of a series of successfully treated OSA patients. It is stimulating to network with colleagues with similar interests and passion. It is incredibly rewarding to give life back to a patient who is chronically TIRED because of being awakened multiple times per hour when unable to breathe. Equally enjoyable to be the hero with a spouse or significant other who is sleep deprived because of a partners snoring! I may not be able to persuade this generation that viewing phone, computer and TV screens late into the night steals hours of needed sleep and blocks melatonin release further preventing the normal circadian rhythm, but I can measurably reduce the number of times awakening is caused by the collapsing of the airway and significantly reduce SNORING!
Do you suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea or experience symptoms such as snoring; gasping; stopping breathing, morning headaches; daytime tiredness; weight gain; and jaw problems including pain, teeth grinding, and joint issues? Have you been recommended CPAP therapy but just don’t want to go through with it? If so, you are potentially risking your well-being and your life by not seeking treatment.
Don’t suffer any longer from untreated sleep and oral health symptoms. We offer safe and comfortable treatment options covered by most medical insurance, including Medicare. Contact us to learn more about therapies that could resolve your symptoms and drastically improve your quality of life.
Dr. Beth Hamann, DDS
Licensed General Dentist
Dr. Beth Hamann has enjoyed practicing general dentistry for nearly 30 years. In the past several years, her continuing education has centered on the area of dental sleep medicine, as she is passionate about helping people with sleep disorders. Dr. Hamann is trained to provide a comfortable treatment option for patients who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea, snoring and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). Her goal is to help you sleep better so that you will experience a greater quality of life.
Her professional association with Dr Rod Willey, the founder of the Koala Center for Sleep Disorders, has given her a comprehensive knowledge of the use of Oral Appliance Therapy as an innovative and non-invasive method to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Hamann has now dedicated her practice to the treatment of Sleep Disorders to improve the quality of life of her patients.
Dr. Hamann is a Diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, a member of both the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Shari Aftahi, DMD
Licensed General Dentist
Dr. Shari Aftahi received her degree in Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995. She further pursued her advance training and completed her residency at the Veteran’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Aftahi has been practicing dentistry in Arizona for the past 20 years. She has also acted as an adjunct faculty at the AT Still School of Dentistry. Her interest in helping patients with Sleep Disorders has led to take extensive training in the area of Sleep Apnea and Oral Appliance Therapy.