Clifford Brown, DDS, founder of Babylon Dental Care, will transition from the dental side of the practice to running his sleep practice, Silent Night Therapy, full-time. Brown, whose philosophy of patient care is “treat patients like family,” has been helping his patients improve their oral health for nearly four decades. Now, he’s shifting his focus full-time to assisting patients who have sleep apnea.
Brown is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Disciplines. After witnessing first-hand the number of patients who have sleep disorders, Brown began to educate himself on these issues and grew passionate about helping these patients find a better solution.
Now, in Brown’s view, the general public is finally beginning to wake up to the risks associated with sleep apnea. He says in a release, “Sleep has a renewed sense of importance for people. We’re working harder than ever before, and under more stress than ever before. Getting good sleep is crucial to our overall health.”
The Silent Night Therapy team has seen a huge influx of new patients, according to Brown, who attributes the increase in appointments to a variety of factors. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic brought anxiety, making it more difficult for people to practice healthy sleep habits. And most recently, Philips recalled specific CPAP devices in June of 2021, citing safety concerns.
Silent Night Therapy offers oral appliances for sleep apnea patients.
In addition to Brown, Michele Sands, who has worked with Brown for more than a decade, will be transitioning and taking on the role of sleep director at Silent Night Therapy. “Our sleep practice has always served many patients, but since the pandemic and the recall we’ve seen a drastic increase in phone calls and requests for new appointments,” Sands says in a release.