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Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Bayless - Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Bayless on becoming a Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM).

Dr. Bayless is the ONLY Diplomat in Comal, Blanco, Hays, or Guadalupe counties! The ABDSM is the leading national organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with oral appliance therapy and works closely with the medical fields’s leading sleep apnea organization, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Earning Diplomate status from the ABDSM is a unique honor that signifies a professional commitment to education, knowledge, and experience in dental sleep medicine.

The ABDSM Diplomate certification is a rigorous process that involves the completion of numerous courses, participation overnight at sleep labs, and computer-based examination and the submission of case studies. Diplomat status signifies to physicians and patients a professional commitment to education, knowledge, and experience in providing oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea and snoring. It also demonstrates that a dentist has the technical skill, in-depth knowledge and professional judgement to deliver excellent patient care.

Dr. Bayless said, “I have been passionate about treating sleep apnea over the last 8 years and I have dedicated a significant amount of time and resources to developing our snoring and sleep apnea program. I am honored to receive this highly esteemed designation, which is the final step in years of training and over 175 hours of continuing education in dental sleep medicine. Sleeping with a CPAP machine, which includes a face mask, tubing, and a constantly running motor, can be difficult, and often patients discontinue use or are non-compliant to begin with. It is estimated that only 40% of patients that are prescribed a CPAP to treat their Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), actually wear it every night for more than 4.5 hours. Many of our local residents are unaware that an effective, comfortable, and FDA approved oral appliance is available as an alternative treatment. I'm committed to using my knowledge of dental sleep medicine to provide my patients with a better night's rest and address the numerous serious health risks that obstructive sleep apnea presents.”

Summer Hill Dental and Snoring Solutions is located at 19750 State Hwy. 46 West, Spring Branch, TX 78070. Patients with snoring issues and/or diagnosed with sleep apnea patients should contact Dr. Bayless at 830-438-2193 to schedule a consultation appointment.

Dr. Bayless works closely with referring physicians to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea and even severe sleep apnea that are intolerant of CPAP therapy, need to call Dr. Bayless’s office to find out if they could benefit from oral appliance therapy (OAT).

Dr. Bayless is a Medicare approved provider and works with numerous other medical insurances to insure each patient utilizes their medical benefits. For additional information regarding snoring and sleep apnea, visit www.sleepapneacomalcounty.com or call 830-438-2193.