Dental sleep medicine practitioner and current American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine president David Schwartz, DDS, has joined the Chicago-area practice Dental Professionals.

“I’m thrilled to join forces with this outstanding group of professionals to offer patients my skills in sleep medicine alongside their exceptional, personalized oral healthcare,” says Schwartz in a release. “I fully share their commitment to providing highest quality treatment with advanced technology solely focused on enhancing patient comfort and outcomes.”

A practicing dentist since 1988, Schwartz is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

“A custom-fit oral appliance allows people who suffer from symptoms of sleep apnea to experience uninterrupted, continuous breathing through the night,” says Schwartz. “Improving sleep in this way has a profound impact on a patient’s overall well-being, helping to restore alertness and revitalize health.”

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, Schwartz completed postdoctoral continuing education focused on treating obstructive sleep apnea and is a strong supporter of advanced medical training for all who practice dental sleep medicine.

“Our collective mission at Dental Professionals is to go beyond dentistry,” he says, “and this describes my approach perfectly. Providing the best treatment for OSA involves much more than simply placing an oral appliance. We consider it in the context of a medical disease—one with a high likelihood of comorbidities.”