Glendale dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox attended the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine annual conference in Boston on June 7-9, 2012. This is the preeminent meeting in dental sleep medicine with the top practicioners in the field from around the world attending. Dr. Wilcox attended the diplomate prep course along with the facility accreditation review. Lectures from some of the top sleep dentists and sleep physicians were attended on topics such as appliance side effects, OSA and hypertension, appliance design, and compliance issues with OAT. Dr. Wilcox and the team at DesertSmiles and the Arizona Center for Dental Sleep Medicine provide snoring and sleep apnea solutions for Scottsdale and Phoenix patients. Oral appliances or mouthpieces can significantly reduce the tremendous health effects of sleep apnea and allow one to live longer, with more energy vitality. They are also a great alternative for Phoenix patients who cannot tolerate their CPAP. Complimentary consultations are available by calling 602-978-1790.