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This content was provided by Dr. Smith "Located in Santa Cruz, CA Dr. Rick Smith is one of the leading sleep apnea doctors in the area. He is an expert in Dental Sleep Medicine practicing for 30 years. He is considered one of the founding fathers of the Sleep Apnea Treatment. Dr. Smith is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Oral appliance therapy is the treatment option offered to Dr .Smith's patients. Dr. Smith is recognized by insurance companies as a specialist of oral medicine. This allows Dr. Smith to get his patient's sleep appliances covered through medical insurance instead of dental insurance to treat their sleep apnea."
This content was provided by Dr. Smith "Welcome to Santa Cruz Dental Sleep, where we specialize in the relief of sleep disorders through the use of oral appliances. If this is your first visit to Dr. Smith's office, we request that you contact us to schedule an appointment for an initial consultation. At that time, Dr. Smith will review your condition and discuss treatment options. If you have not yet obtained a diagnosis for your sleep apnea condition, Dr. Smith can provide referrals to qualified sleep medicine physicians. This must be completed before any form of oral appliance treatment can be started.Patients who have obtained an initial diagnosis from a sleep medicine physician or an accredited sleep laboratory are asked to bring a copy of their polysomnogram (sleep study) so that we may better asses your condition and formulate a treatment program."