CPAP logo

Non-surgical relief from snoring and sleep apnea

Mentoring other dentists getting involved in Dental Sleep Medicine gives me deep pleasure. My mentees hail from Florida, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, Arizona and California. I am a designated mentor for the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

My favorite mentees are those making the transition from traditional dental practices to solely treating sleep-disordered breathing such as sleep apnea and snoring. Without the burden of “drill and fill” and hygiene checks, the doctor is able to focus on the sleep patient – spending more time understanding the patient’s other medical conditions and being able to determine the best treatment for the patient in front of them.

Today, we send a big shout out to Dr. Shelby Jennings (DDS) and his wife, Dr. Iza Aguayo Jennings (MD) as Dr. Shelby begins the transition to a dental sleep medicine only practice with Dr. Iza joining him in practice as soon as she completes her Sleep Medicine fellowship program next year. With this model, the Drs. Jennings will offer a unique one-stop shop to treat the full spectrum of sleep disorders, both medically and via dental sleep medicine.

I enjoy guiding them on this new and exciting journey. Having had the privilege and pleasure to practice alongside my wife, Dr. Linda Blann, in group dental practice, we bring the unique perspectives of both the operational aspects of practicing together and how to not kill each other in the process. Oh… and stay married.

They practice in the Phoenix, AZ metro area.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *