Dr. Steve Greenman’s use of the latest advances in dental technology - including digital x-rays, mercury-free fillings, sedation, and implant dentistry—will help you and your family maintain beautiful smiles. Best of all, he takes the time to get to know each and every patient one-on-one, helping you make informed choices about your dental health. Dr. Greenman completed extensive training and rigorous criteria to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Greenman was born and raised in Southern Calfornia and earned his doctorate from UCLA. Each year he continues his education via the nation’s foremost insitutions. He is a faculty member of Esthetic Professionals and is currently the Course Director for Dental Sleep Medicine. Outside of the office, he can be found cycling or hiking, and spending time with his wife Lenore.
Watch Dr. Greenman present an alternative to uncomfortable CPAP appliances.
Snoring is caused when the jaw opens and the tongue falls into the back of the throat, causing the airway to narrow and forcing air through the small opening. This creates vibrations in the throat known as snoring. Although snoring seems physically harmless, it can be a warning sign of a more serious and dangerous condition called obstructive sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway completely collapses, blocking airflow to the lungs. The harder one tries to breathe, the tighter the airway seals. This airway obstruction persists until the brain partially awakens the person, unconsciously closing the jaw and returning the tongue and throat to a normal position. This process can occur 50 or more times per hour while asleep, and meanwhile not enough oxygen is being received by the body. If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause: memory problems, high blood pressure, increased risk of stroke, decreased life expectancy, weight gain, depression or irritability, difficulty concentrating, impotency, headaches, and daytime fatigue.
For all the things you do each day, increase concentration, focus, energy, and enjoy life again!
Sleep soundly for both you and your partner. Wake up feeling refreshed, and ready for the day.
Avoid the many health risks caused by untreated sleep apnea and live a longer, healthier life.
Sleep apnea doesn't just cause annoying snoring sounds, it affects the quality and quantity of sleep you get every night. During an apnea event oxygen supply to your body is reduced by the relaxed tissues in your upper respiratory system. This can reduce your alertness, cognitive abilities, memory and has been linked to many other health problems.
In many circumstances an oral appliance might not be necessary. When you visit us for your complimentary consultation we will provide you with an accurate, honest diagnoses. If you don't actually need an oral appliance we won't try and push you into getting one.
Not all patients treating sleep apnea with the use of a CPAP appliance can comfortably maintain their treatment. CPAP appliances are uncomfortable, loud, and awkward to wear while trying to sleep. Many users simply stop wearing their appliances at night. The OSA alternative is much smaller, fits more comfortably and can provide the same treatment benefits.
Our wonderful staff will work with you to see if your insurance company will cover the dental implant procedure. In many cases, sleep apnea treatment may be covered by your medical insurance. If for any reason it's not covered, we will let you know and will work with you to develop a financial plan if needed. Our patients often tell us that it's completely worth the investment of their time and money to improve the quality of their sleep.
Of course not. The consultation is completely free of charge. We are limited in how many consultations we can schedule during any given period - so make sure to schedule yours as soon as possible.
Yes, ask our office about financing options or payment plans. CareCredit® offers reasonable interest rates for patients who need to finance their dental care.