Phoenix sleep apnea dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox has had extensive training in treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliances such as the Somnomed. Because of his advanced training and experience, Dr. Wilcox is part of a OSA multidisciplinary management team comprised of MD’s of various specialties. This is in contrast to a significant percentage of snorers in Arizona who are afflicted with OSA and are being dangerously mistreated with only anti-snoring appliances with no consideration for the likelihood of deadly OSA. This includes oral appliances for snoring placed without a sleep study or medical diagnosis or monitoring of results. Night guards for bruxism are placed by many dentists without realizing if the patient suffers from OSA it may worsen the situation. Over the counter aids such as Pure Sleep which are boil and bite appliances for snoring obviously can be dangerous as no screening or diagnosis is done. For more information on Phoenix veneers or guided surgery implants in Glendale and Peoria visit www.DesertSmiles.com.