Dr. Kulaga is a continuing education junkie! He recently attended a course on sleep apnea, and is hoping to integrate Obstructive Sleep Apnea treatments into our practice.

 

white-wolf-dental-dr-kulaga“Keeping with our White Wolf mission statement to provide patients with the best possible dental care, I have embarked on a new journey into dental sleep medicine. Over the past few years, I have had many patients ask me about alternatives to CPAP therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or I have had patients with symptoms of sleep apnea that I did not recognize. Recently, this subject has become personal for me as I have a moderate form of OSA. Things that I noticed were feeling slightly tired through the day, tired muscle joints upon waking, and frequently waking through the night. More over, my wife has noticed my snoring becoming progressively worse. As your dentist, I am not here to diagnose you with OSA, but to look for signs and refer you to the proper physicians. Once your physician has confirmed you have OSA, I can work with them to provide treatment, such as an oral appliance, the use of an oral appliance if you tried a CPAP and have an intolerance, or in some instances, the use of an oral appliance with CPAP to improve results. I look forward to helping our patients have a more comfortable night’s sleep.”

     ~Dr. Kulaga