Denver Dental Sleep Care treat patients who snore or have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. Using techniques like oral appliances and, in rare cases, surgery, Dr. Hamersky helps his patients to sleep through the night. Visit us at one of our 3 area locations.
About Dr. Paul Hamersky
Dr. Paul A. Hamersky has been practicing orthodontics in the Denver area for more than 30 years. He considers the thousands of cases he treated during this time as being his “real” education. Helping patients achieve the results they desire in the real world has taught him more than his formal education. He believes it is his mission to share the benefit of this experience with his patients to make sure they can take advantage of the remarkable lessons he has taken from his private practice.
Dr. Hamersky has also seen the amazing revolution in his profession, as technology has opened up new avenues for treatment, so people can get the benefits of orthodontic treatment without some of the limits that people previously had to live with, and get relief from conditions that had names but few treatment options when he began practice, such as TMJ and sleep apnea.
- 1973 — Department of Chemical Engineering – University of Nebraska
- 1977 — Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) – College of Dentistry — University of Nebraska
- 1979 — Master of Science (MS) Specialty Certification in Orthodontics – Department of Orthodontics — University of Nebraska Graduate College
- 1995 — Advanced Treatment of TMJ & Occlusal Disorders
- 1999 — Invisalign® Certification
- 2013 – Orthodontic Strategies for Sleep Apnea
- 2014 – Obstructive Sleep Apnea for the Dental Profession
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Colorado Sleep Society
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Colorado Orthodontic Association
- World Federation of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Metro Denver Dental Society
What Is a Sleep Dentist?
A sleep dentist is a dentist who has been trained in the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring using oral appliances, and, in rare cases, surgery. A sleep dentist is not able to diagnose sleep apnea, but he is able to refer patients to sleep clinic where they can get their diagnosis. He can then help them find out about sleep appliances that can offer a more comfortable and sometimes more effective treatment option than the traditionally-prescribed CPAP.
A sleep dentist can help you understand the different types of oral appliances and how they treat your sleep apnea. He can recommend which of the options will help you get the best results, and when an oral appliance might not be your best treatment option.
Sometimes, the terms “sleep dentist” and “sleep dentistry” are used to refer to sedation dentist and sedation dentistry, when medications are used to help people feel more comfortable at the dentist, but since these medications do not actually cause a person to sleep, this use of the phrase is falling out of favor.
To learn more about sleep dentistry and why an orthodontist can make a difference in your sleep apnea treatment, please contact Dr. Paul A. Hamersky today for an appointment at his office.