Can a Dentist Diagnose Sleep Apnea?

A dentist cannot officially diagnose sleep apnea. To get sleep apnea diagnosed, you will need to visit a sleep center to be evaluated by a specialist. However, dentists are uniquely suited to recognizing the early signs and symptoms of sleep apnea in adults and children because they are extremely knowledgeable in the anatomy of the face, jaw, throat, and sinuses.

Dr. Shapiro has been trained and treating patients for some time. He has pursued specialized training in sleep disordered breathing and oral appliance therapy in order to help the people with sleep apnea in his community to live healthier lives. After a thorough examination, Dr. Shapiro will be able to tell you how likely it is that you may have sleep apnea, and he can provide a sleep test or recommend a local sleep center where you can get an official diagnosis.

Once your sleep apnea is diagnosed, Dr. Shapiro can create your custom treatment plan to handle the underlying causes of your sleep apnea without the need for invasive surgery or a CPAP machine. With his expert guidance, you can get the deep and restful sleep you need for a healthy body.

Sleep Apnea Prevention with the Vivos System

You don’t need to get an invasive surgical procedure or settle for an uncomfortable CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea! Our treatment with the Vivos Biomimetic Oral Appliance enables us to remodel the structural problems that predispose one to sleep apnea. By using this simple system, you can achieve a widened airway and improved facial structure that will handle the underlying causes of your obstructive sleep apnea.

Learn how you may benefit from this treatment by attending a free educational seminar or by getting a personal consultation with Dr. Shapiro.

To schedule: call 215-673-1333, or email