Midwest Dental Sleep Center Accredited by the
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Recognizes Midwest Dental Sleep Center for Excellence
(Woodridge, IL) January 30th, 2013 – Midwest Dental Sleep Center recently received facility accreditation from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), joining an elite group of centers around the nation recognized for proficiency, professionalism and procedural excellence regarding the treatment of patients with sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing. All three Midwest Dental Sleep Center locations were accredited by the AADSM, Chicago, Oak Brook and Shorewood.
The AADSM is the only non-profit national professional society dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. Dental sleep medicine focuses on the management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea through the use of oral appliance therapy. Once a patient is diagnosed with OSA by a board-certified sleep physician, a dentist trained in dental sleep medicine can provide treatment with oral appliance therapy.
“The accreditation program was developed to define excellence in dental sleep medicine,” said
B. Gail Demko, DMD, president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. “Patients and referring physicians can have peace-of-mind when working with an accredited facility, knowing that the facility has proven, recognized excellence in every aspect of care.”
In order to become accredited, facilities must meet quality measures outlined in the AADSM’s Standards for Accreditation of Dental Sleep Medicine Facilities. These standards detail expectations for the proficiency of a facility’s dental director and staff; practice of policies and procedures to oversee the acceptance, documentation and billing of patients; and professionalism of consumer care, follow-up, service and safety.
“The recognition from the AADSM is quite an achievement for our practice. Our entire team is proud to be recognized for the high level of quality care we provide to our patients. As we approach our tenth year in operation; we’ll remain dedicated to our patients and to the excellent physicians that have trusted us over the years,” said Scott Craig, CEO of Midwest Dental Sleep Center. “The accreditation also serves as a great tool for us as we continue to solidify our practice as a global leader in dental sleep medicine.”
“Physicians and dentists can work together to provide effective, alternative treatment options for sleep apnea patients,” said Dr. Demko. “Physicians looking for distinguished dental partners should consult the AADSM website to find an accredited facility in their area.”
Midwest Dental Sleep Center has three locations, please visit MidwestDentalSleepCenter.com or contact the office directly for more information. Medical insurance is accepted, ensuring patients are provided with in-network rates.
• Chicago Location: 150 E. Huron, Suite 1103 – Chicago, IL 60611 – Phone: 312-676-9893
• Oak Brook Location: 120 Oakbrook Center, Suite 726 – Oak Brook, IL 60523 – Phone: 630-218-1920
• Shorewood Location: 220 Channahon St. – Shorewood, IL 60404 - Phone: 815-483-2980
About The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is the only non-profit national professional society dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. The AADSM provides educational resources for dentists and promotes the use of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing. Established in 1991, the AADSM has more than 3,000 member dentists worldwide. Visit http://www.www.aadsm.org or call the national office at (630) 737-9705 for more information.