Yellow Springs Dental

Home Sleep Studies Used in Dentistry

August 22nd, 2017

For over the last 15 years, our office has supplied support services for our patients who have been diagnosed with sleep breathing disorders (often Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA). Whether the referral for a sleep study came from signs and symptoms noted in a dental examination, or if was requested by a patient's physician, the method to collect the data necessary to make a diagnosis required a hospital-based overnight sleep study (Sleep Labs). This is medically referred to as a Polysomnography or PSG.

The 'Sleep Medicine' industry has begun to move away from the use of hospital-based Sleep Labs and towards tests that a patient can take in the comfort of their own home. Not only is there huge cost saving for the medical insurance companies but many patients greatly prefer an evaluation that can occur in their home rather than in a hospital room disguised as a hotel room.

This fall we will focus on Home Sleep Tests (HST) and how dentistry is incorporating this into the everyday screening of patients visiting for a routine tooth cleaning and examination.

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Dr. Jennifer John to join Yellow Springs Dental

June 21st, 2016

To our wonderful patients and friends:
At Yellow Springs Dental, we focus everyday on making sure that we treat our patients and their families the same way we’d treat our own families. That is who we are and is at the core of our vision and practice philosophy. We are always looking for new ways to live our vision and provide the best care for our patients. To that end, I am excited to announce the addition of Dr. Jennifer John to our professional and caring team. This decision was made to help our practice to continue to grow, provide better access to our family of patients, and expand some of the cutting edge services we offer. Dr. John brings with her an exceptional education, experience, ethics and high standards and will be a wonderful addition to our practice.
So you can get to know her, here is her impressive background! Dr. John is from Gaithersburg, Maryland. She completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2014. She moved to Pennsylvania to complete her General Practice Dentistry at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She has gained experience in the dental management of medically compromised and geriatric patients alike. Dr. John is passionate about preventive dentistry and patient education. She enjoys working with kids and instilling good dental habits at an early age. Dr. John is exceptionally talented in all aspects of general family dentistry. She enjoys attending continuing education courses in order to stay current with research, techniques and medical updates. She is an active member of American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Society and Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. John holds a dental license for both Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Dr. John and I will be teaming up to continue to provide the best dental care available today in our comprehensive family dental practice. I will be mentoring her in all aspects of our relationship-based private dental practice, which includes discussing individually tailored treatment plans and learning advanced techniques. It is through our close working relationship that I am excited and very certain this will serve to benefit all of our patients and local dental specialists.
And to even better serve our community with new solutions for care, Dr. John is also ‘in-network’ with select insurance carriers in order to provide better access for dental care for those with dental benefit restrictions. We will now be open extended hours to help accommodate busy schedules and emergency visits. Please call our office at 301-663-1700 if you have any questions and please make sure to welcome her when you have a chance to meet in person.
Thank you for your continued loyalty over the past 25 years. The confidence you have placed in me, and my incredible team of professionals in our office, is something I truly cherish and we will continue to provide new ways to make sure that each of you get the dental care and results you deserve and desire!