As a cosmetic dentist in New Jersey, Dr. Jerry Strauss focuses on the overall oral health of his patients as he strives to create and maintain the smiles they desire. As part of his commitment to complete oral care, he often treats symptoms of sleep apnea to help his patients avoid common side-effects ranging from hypertension to heart disease, which is why he recently completed a comprehensive 3-day sleep apnea course at the internationally recognized Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
At his New Jersey cosmetic dentistry practice, Jerry Strauss, DMD says he strives to provide comprehensive dental care to enhance his patients’ overall oral health. While he specializes in improving their smiles with procedures such as teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, he stresses the need to address patient concerns on a case-by-case basis, which can include a variety of concerns, from sleep apnea to TMJ treatment. As part of this dedication to providing complete oral care, Dr. Strauss recently traveled to the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) for a post-graduate course on successful treatment of sleep apnea.
At LVI, Dr. Strauss says day-1 of the sleep apnea program included a comprehensive presentation that not only focused on the effects of sleep apnea on adults, but also how this deadly disease can affect children. Day-2 of the LVI course concentrated on obstructive sleep apnea, and the need for immediate treatment to help patients manage the disease and improve overall quality of life. And finally, Dr. Strauss says day-3 included a presentation from the Dr. Brian Allen, an expert in dental sleep medicine. Ultimately, Dr. Strauss says he has a new appreciation for the disease, adding that the course will be helpful in his practice and personal life, as he too suffers from the effects of sleep apnea.
Whether enhancing a patient’s smile with porcelain veneers, treating the host of medical problems associated with sleep apnea, or reducing his patients’ level of anxiety with sedation dentistry, Dr. Strauss says he constantly strives to create a positive experience with each office visit. Maintaining a steadfast commitment to continuing education courses is yet another essential element of his New Jersey practice’s success. As Dr. Strauss returns to his practice from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, he says he believes he is better equipped to treat and manage sleep apnea, and help his patients continue to share their beautiful smiles.
About Dr. Strauss
Jerry M. Strauss, DMD earned his dental degree from Boston University’s School of Graduate Dentistry. He then completed a general practice residency at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, where he also served as a clinical instructor. Dr. Strauss has achieved Master Status with the Academy of General Dentistry by completing 1100 hours of continuing education, which is the highest honor the academy offers. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.
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