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SNORING CAN BE ANNOYING WHEN SOMEONE IS LISTENING TO IT, BUT WHEN THE SNORER REPEATEDLY STOPS BREATHING FOR BRIEF MOMENTS, THEY LIKELY HAVE A POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING CONDITION KNOWN AS SLEEP APNEA

Welcome to Powell Dental Sleep Solutions LLC

Powell Dental Sleep Solutions LLC welcomes you to our practice. Our patients are like our family and we care for you like we care for our family & friends. We practice dental sleep medicine for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with custom fabricated and carefully titrated dental appliances including home sleep calibration testing to assure effectiveness of treatment. We coordinate and practice with a multidisciplinary medical-dental team approach that is patient-centered around you!

Powell Dental Sleep Solutions LLC

Powell Dental Sleep Solutions LLC/Powell Dental Group Staff
Dental Sleep Medicine Physician: Dr. Shelley D. Shults

Dr. Shelley Shults desires to help you find the type of treatment or combination therapy that you are comfortable using and one that works well for you without discipline bias. Her goal is to identify a therapy that is effective, affordable and well tolerated for your unique needs by thoroughly assessing your condition presenting all treatment options. She desires to help you prevent co-morbid health consequences, feeling healthy and vital throughout your lifetime.

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About Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The disease of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a serious and potential silent killer in the night that most people are unaware of having. Untreated OSA has been associated with increased risk for developing high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, heart failure, heart arrhythmias, obesity, GERD, depression, anxiety, headaches, insomnia, memory problems, excessive fatigue and tired ness, relationship discord, workplace and auto accident, dementia and some cancers amongst others. It is estimated that 18-25 million Americans have sleep apnea and more than 16 million Americans remain untreated. If you or someone you know has OSA symptoms, they should seek professional care ASAP. There are different types of sleep apnea and many types of treatment available.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious medical condition. OSA dental appliances utilize the teeth to stabilize the device, provide force to advance the jaw for an open airway. They require fabrication by dentists, and treat a medical condition. This does not mean that every dentist has received proper training for managing oral appliance therapy in OSA and physicians must be involved.

Most commonly, dental appliances will reduce OSA severity by 50% although results greatly vary. It is important that your dental sleep medicine practitioner actively collaborates with the medical team in coordinating your care appropriately. Don’t allow inexperienced providers to quiet your snoring and not effectively treat the apnea. Seek out experienced and board certified specialists in both sleep dentistry and sleep medicine who want to find the treatment that will be comfortable, tolerated, and effective. We want you to wake up to a better life!

MEET OUR DENTAL SLEEP MEDICINE DOCTOR

Shelley D. Shults, FNP, DDS, D.ABDSM

Doctor Shults

Dr. Shelley D. Shults

Dr. Shelley Shults (APRN-FNP, MSN, DDS, D.ABDSM) is board certified in dental sleep medicine from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, has achieved the prestigious designation as a diplomate in dental sleep medicine, is faculty in education with The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, is a general and cosmetic dentist, is a family nurse practitioner with focus in sleep medicine, sleep dentistry, and TMJ therapy. Through extensive multi- disciplinary education and professional team relationships, board examination including case presentations, extensive continuing education, extensive practice experience, teaching & coaching new providers in training, Dr. Shelley’s expertise closely collaborates with medical physicians in optimizing your opportunity for a comprehensive medical-dental team and patient-centered care.

About Board Certified Sleep Medicine Dentists

Board certified member dentists of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) have obtained ABDSM board credentialing and continuing education in dental sleep medicine. To accomplish this, they have met requirements of multiple specific case-type presentations to the AADSM, have completed many observation hours in a sleep lab, have obtained recommendations from three board-certified sleep physicians, have passed a computer-based knowledge examination, are board certified in dental sleep medicine from the ABDSM, maintain diplomate status through continuing education, or are under the auspices of the qualified dentist in training guidelines.

What can Powell Dental Sleep Solutions LLC do for you?

At Powell Dental Sleep Solutions LLC, we desire to make the treatment process easy for you, your sleep medicine provider, and your medical insurance carrier. We want you to have an effective customized premium appliance that is crafted with excellence, is easy to adjust, is comfortable, and effective. Our premium devices are custom fabricated by the highest quality labs with a 3 year warranty, are reasonably priced, and calibration home sleep studies are always included at no additional expense to the patient at Powell Dental Sleep Solutions LLC. Every appliance has the same fee; this encourages choice of the proper appliance by the patient. To encourage patient compliance and follow-up testing, we have no additional fees for office visits or calibration sleep testing during the initial calibration adjustments over the first 90 days with the exception of a one-time $40 fee for disposables used during sleep calibration home testing. Should your device be out of warranty and repairs are needed, you will be able to pay only the exact lab cost for repairs and repeat calibration testing may be performed at no additional fee.

We are an in-network Medicare provider as well as many other traditional medical insurance plans. If not in-network, we will obtain a GAP exception for you and file all necessary insurance claims. As an additional benefit, we file your medical insurance claims for you. We accept Care Credit (et al) as a financing option for co-pays, deductibles, or private pay preferences.

We look forward to partnering with you in achieving your health goals. Welcome to our gentle & friendly practice where you’ll become part of our dental sleep medicine family!

About Board Certified Sleep Medicine Dentists Board certified member dentists of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) have obtained ABDSM board credentialing and continuing education in dental sleep medicine. To accomplish this, they have met requirements of multiple specific case-type presentations to the AADSM, have completed many observation hours in a sleep lab, have obtained recommendations from three board-certified sleep physicians, have passed a computer-based knowledge examination, are board certified in dental sleep medicine from the ABDSM, maintain diplomate status through continuing education, At Powell Dental Sleep Solutions LLC, we desire to make the treatment process easy for you, your sleep medicine provider, and your medical insurance carrier. We want you to have an effective customized premium appliance that is crafted with excellence, is easy to adjust, is comfortable, and effective. Our premium devices are custom fabricated by the highest quality labs with a 3 year warranty, are reasonably priced, and calibration home sleep studies are always included at no additional expense to the patient at Powell Dental Sleep Solutions LLC. Every appliance has the same fee; this encourages choice of the proper appliance by the patient. To encourage patient compliance and follow-up testing, we have no additional fees for office visits or calibration sleep testing during the initial calibration adjustments over the first 90 days with the exception of a one-time $40 fee for disposables used during sleep calibration home testing. Should your device be out of warranty and repairs are needed, you will be able to pay only the exact lab cost for repairs and repeat calibration testing may be performed at no additional fee. We are an in-network Medicare provider as well as many other traditional medical insurance plans. If not in-network, we will obtain a GAP exception for you and file all necessary insurance claims. As an additional benefit, we file your medical insurance claims for you. We accept Care Credit (et al) as a financing option for co-pays, deductibles, or private pay preferences. We look forward to partnering with you in achieving your health goals. Welcome to our gentle & friendly practice where you’ll become part of our dental sleep medicine family!