Philadelphia PA Dental Implants Specialist Celebrates National Sleep Awareness Week to Promote Sleep Apnea Treatment

PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 7-13, 2010 is National Sleep Awareness Week and one Philadelphia, PA periodontist is using it as an opportunity to educate the public on a non-surgical sleep apnea treatment option offered in his practice.

In preparation for National Sleep Awareness Week, Dr. David DiGiallorenzo, a Philadelphia, PA dental implants specialist, recently added a new page to his Web site devoted to sleep apnea and snoring.

The site explains what sleep apnea is, types of sleep apnea, and treatment options available today. Sleep apnea is a condition where a person quits breathing for seconds at a time during sleep. This often happens up to 10 times an hour in people with obstructive sleep apnea.

“Getting a truly restful sleep each night is necessary for overall health,” said DiGiallorenzo, who owns a Collegeville and Williamsport practice that routinely treats Philadelphia, PA periodontics patients, as well as patients suffering from sleep apnea and disruptive snoring.

Patients who have sleep apnea typically do not get a restful sleep each night, and that can have long-term consequences when left untreated, he said. The challenge with sleep apnea sufferers is that often, they don’t realize they have the condition. It typically is brought to light when a spouse notices that the sleep apnea sufferer quits breathing as they sleep, or snores loudly during sleep.

A snoring and sleep apnea treatment option offered by the Philadelphia, PA periodontists in DiGiallorenzo’s practice is a sort of retainer that is custom made for each individual patient. The device keeps the lower jaw in a protruded position, which helps reduce or stop snoring.

National Sleep Awareness Week is an annual awareness and public education campaign sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation that will be kicked off this year with its first Sleep Health & Safety Conference in National Harbor, Md. on March 5-6. Topics will include diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, including circadian rhythm disorders, obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia.

Learn More
If you would like to learn more about treating sleep apnea or you would like to schedule a free consultation to determine if you are a candidate for non-surgical treatment, please call [phone_number1] in Collegeville; [phone_number2] in Williamsport; or visit Dr. DiGiallorenzo’s Web site:

About Dr. David Digiallorenzo
Dr. David Digiallorenzo, or “Dr. D,” graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1993 and completed a specialty in periodontics and dental implantology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.

He is a past associate clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Periodontics. He teaches nationally and internationally and is a regular contributor to dental literature.

Dr. D’s private practice in suburban Philadelphia concentrates on periodontics, dental implantology, advanced reconstructive case management and TMJ treatment. It is a unique dental spa with two full-time massage therapists that specialize in reflexology, reiki, massage, aromatherapy and homeopathy. This combination creates a relaxed, optimal healing response.

Dr. D has two office locations: 184 W. Main St., Ste. 200, in Collegeville, PA; and 121 E. Fourth St. in Williamsport, PA.

© 2010 Sinai Marketing and Dr. David Digiallorenzo.

Meet Dr. D

Dr. David DiGiallorenzo received his training at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis in the early 1990s. His training included prosthodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, and advanced oral reconstructive techniques, including oral implantology.

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