Discussion of Treatment for Sleep Apnea Takes Local Dentist to Moscow
Mark Levy, DDS will lecture in Moscow as part of the world-renowned Russian Dental Association’s Dental-Expo 2010
Hilliard, OH — Mark Levy, DDS, a Hilliard Ohio Dentist, is speaking to an international gathering of dental professionals on Sleep Apnea and its treatments during the Russian Dental Association’s Dental-Expo 2010 in Moscow September 20-24.
More than 24,000 dental professionals are expected to be in attendance representing more than 37 countries. The Dental-Expo is recognized as one of the most exciting dental exhibitions in the world. For the Russian dental industry, it is the largest event of the year. This year, it will include expanded international participation, a new level of scientific programming, the recognition of leading domestic and foreign public institutions and associations, and one of the largest exhibition and conference centers in the world.
Dr. Levy is lecturing on the treatments of sleep apnea and alternatives to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure units (C-PAP) because of his success in treating sleep apnea patients in Columbus. His series of lectures will introduce the concepts of treating sleep apnea with oral appliances to the Russian dental community. Currently, these devices are seldom being used in Russia to treat sleep apnea. While prevalence of sleep apnea increases as people age, averaged across the population, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute estimates that it affects 18 million Americans or approximately 1 in 15. Those affected by sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, disrupting healthy sleep and impacting blood oxygen levels. Untreated, it can lead to irritability, mood swings, decreased performance, high blood pressure, heart attack and even stroke.
Dr. Levy, a general dentist, focuses on treating TMJ disorders and obstructive sleep apnea and is one of the most experienced dentists in Central Ohio who treats snoring and sleep apnea with oral appliances.
“I am excited to share this body of knowledge with the dentists in Moscow,” said Dr. Levy. “Oral appliances are an extremely effective treatment for patients suffering from sleep apnea and their acceptance rate is much higher than that of CPAP therapy. Hopefully, sharing this body of knowledge will enable Russians dentists to provide much needed therapy for their patients suffering from snoring and sleep apnea.”