Dr. Kyle Smith has spent the last five years advancing his specialty training in Dental Sleep Medicine, due to a desire to provide CPAP intolerant patients a way to successfully treat their obstructive sleep apnea with Oral Appliance Therapy.
Beginning in 2015, Dr. Smith began seeking continuing education opportunities in the field of dental sleep medicine and has accumulated 100's of hours of education during this time. In 2019, he was 1 of 12 Dallas area doctors to complete an intensive 6-month Sleep Medicine Continuum at Texas A&M College of Dentistry where he obtained a comprehensive working knowledge of sleep related breathing disorders and patient management with Dental Sleep Medicine.
In 2020, he successfully completed the Mastery Course of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and holds the “Qualified Dentist” designation by the AADSM. The AADSM Mastery Program is a comprehensive, clinically-focused and evidence-based education program limited to dentists, that provides dentists with the necessary training and skills they need to provide oral appliance therapy to patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
Dr. smith continues to actively participate in Sleep Apnea courses and learning opportunities due to a strong interest in the subject and a passion to help people with their sleep breathing disorders through Oral Appliance Therapy.
Dr. Smith practices according to standards established by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) in cooperation with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Any patient treated with mandibular advancement therapy by Dr. Smith will be returned to the referring physician for final evaluation of treatment outcome.
Chronic sleep conditions like snoring and obstructive sleep apnea can cause a lot more than just noise. Both disorders can have a negative impact on your sleeping and breathing patterns, which can leave you oxygen and sleep-deprived over time. With our extensive experience treating sleep disorders, we can help you overcome this impact by custom-designing an appropriate sleep appliance to address the causes of your snoring or sleep apnea. With the right appliance, we can help you sleep peacefully again and regain the higher quality of life you deserve.
Many patients are unable to wear a CPAP, due to it’s cumbersome design. Oral Appliance Therapy gives patients an alternative and more comfortable way to manage their Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
A mandibular advancement device is a customized oral appliance that moves and holds the lower jaw in a more forward position, preventing it from collapsing back and obstructing the airway during sleep.
The common symptoms of sleep apnea might not be obvious at first, but before long, the effects on your daily life can become hard to ignore. If you snore constantly or think you may have sleep apnea, then contact us today to ask about undergoing a sleep assessment!