Procedures and Oral Appliance Therapy
What is Oral Appliance Therapy
In Charleston, SC, Dana Blalock, DDS offers Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea.
Sleep apnea is considered a serious medical problem and if left untreated it can lead to high blood pressure, increasing the risk of heart failure and stroke.
Sleep Better South Carolina aims to be a resource for those who:
Dr. Blalock grew up in Independence, Missouri and graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She went on to the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and fulfilled her childhood ambition of becoming a dentist. After passing her dental boards, she was sworn in as a dental officer in the United States Navy. After eight successful years, she resigned her Naval commission and began a private dental practice. Since that time, she has furthered her dental education and is focusing her energy on patients with snoring, TMJ and facial pain, and sleep apnea. Dr. Blalock has completed more than 100 hours of continuing education a year, in the field of sleep medicine. Dr. Blalock is a qualified provider and member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Diplomate to the Board of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, and the International Academy of Sleep .
Visit Sleep Better South Carolina at
1022 Physicians Drive #B
Charleston, SC 29414
Dr. Blalock is married to a Charleston native and has a 22-year-old son, and 2 Australian Labradoodles.
In Summerville, SC, Alan Barbieri, DDS, MS offers Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea.
Dr. Alan Barbieri is a Board Certified Orthodontist and is a member of the American Society of Dental Sleep Medicine. He has a Masters Degree in Orthodontics from the Fairleigh Dickinson Graduate School of Orthodontics. Dr. Barbieri had the privilege and honor to serve our soldiers and their families stationed in Germany, where he assisted soldiers with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and, for his service, he received a Letter of Endorsement from the Chief of Sleep Medicine at the Army Hospital. Dr Barbieri had a distinguished career in private practice, right here in the Charleston area. He was a proud member of Rotary serving as Club President and was a Paul Harris Fellow.
In Hilton Head and Beaufort, Frank Barbieri, DDS has 2 locations which offer Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea.
Dr. Barbieri received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. Upon completion of his tour in the US Naval Dental Corps, he returned to Fairleigh Dickinson University earning a post-doctoral MS in Orthodontics. He remained at FDU as a research advisor to the orthodontic students. In addition he served as a product development consultant for 3M's Unitek Corp. He has published in both public and profession periodicals. Dr. Barbieri has given numerous clinical presentations both on the regional and national level. He was a contributor to the audio-visual library of the American Association of Orthodontists and has conducted numerous seminars for both the general public and the profession. He was a Rotarian for 35 years, serving as President twice.