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David E Rawson, DDS,DABCP
TMJ & sleep Therapy Centre of London Ontario
2083 Wharncliff Road South
London, Ontario Canada

(519) 652-1067

info@TMJandSleepCentre.ca

http://www.tmjandsleepcentre.ca


Dr. David E. Rawson is a 1974 graduate of Dentistry from The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He spent his first five years as a Dental Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces serving in Halifax N.S. and Kingston Ontario.

He opened a General Practice in London, Ontario in 1979 and has maintained a keen interest in the dynamics of the growing face and dentition. He uses orthodontics to treat unfavourable conditions early in children.

Since 1998, Dr. Rawson has traveled extensively over North America studying with the leaders in Chronic head and neck pain, Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), Orthodontics and Sleep disordered breathing which includes snoring and sleep apnea.

In 2003 Dr. Rawson opened the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of London, Ontario which is solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. He incorporates an holistic approach to treating patients and uses a multi disciplinary team to enhance the treatments started in his centre. Approaches included are Cranial Sacral Therapy, Massage Therapy, Nutritional analysis and referral to the appropriate medical facility where indicated..

Dr. Rawson and his well trained and dedicated staff see patients, young and old, daily who suffer needlessly from headaches and sleep disorders which can now be treated effectively using modern technology and new treatment concepts.

Dr. Rawson is Board Certified as Diplomate with the America Board of Craniofacial Pain, is an adjunct clinical professor at the School of Dentistry at Western; is the founder and President of S.M.I.L.E., an Orthopedic Study Club for colleagues in SW Ontario and keeps active in a number of organizations in his profession.

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Tuesday
Mar312015

"Your All-Inclusive Package to Practice Dental Sleep Medicine" Dentist Dr. David Rawson, London and Toronto, Ontario

 

The Canadian Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines is a relatively new organization that already has 65 members. Dr. David Rawson discusses the need for the Academy and its upcoming first annual conference in this report.

 

As Dr. Rawson explains, most members of the Canadian dental profession working in the sleep medicine practice received their training in the U.S. or by medical educators who have come to Canada. However, “the delivery of the medical-dental system in Canada is vastly different than it is in the states.” That big difference is the reason there needs to be a “made-in-Canada” organization for dentists who practice sleep medicine.

The Canadian Academy is a multi-discipline and totally collaborative solution for patients who need this type of care. The Academy is primarily a dental organization for practitioners who provided an alternative to CPAP in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The organization’s target group is dentists and denturists, who are licensed to work directly with patients. However, as Dr. Rawson points out, there is a need for the medical profession to understand what sleep dentists can do. Others who might have an interest are dental laboratories, technology companies, and sleep technicians. The Academy’s aim is to make it “as multi-disciplinary as possible.”

The Academy’s first annual conference is called, “Your All-Inclusive Package to Practice Dental Sleep Medicine." The conference will be held May 22-23, 2015 at the Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport hotel. The conference agenda covers a wide range of topics and will offer attendees a wealth of information. The advisory team includes, in addition to Dr. Rawson, two medical advisors, three dental advisors, two industry advisors, and a business development expert.

The event hotel is close to the Pierson International Airport, making it easily accessible. Registration includes all breaks and meals Friday night and all day Saturday. The fee for doctors is $395. There is a reduced fee for staff members. More information, including registration fees, can be found on the website for the event.

Dr. Rawson suggests that this conference will offer an excellent opportunity for people already practicing sleep dentistry and for those who are considering it to learn more about the subject. Sleep dentists work with physicians in the treatment of patients who have sleep disorders, and the work needs to be done properly. “This is a very serious health issue.” Anyone who is working in sleep dentistry or thinking about it can profit from attending this conference.

Dr. David E. Rawson is a 1974 graduate of Dentistry from The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He opened a General Practice in London, Ontario in 1979 and has maintained a keen interest in the dynamics of the growing face and dentition. His practice serves London as well as the Greater Toronto Area. He uses orthodontics to treat unfavourable conditions early in children. In 2003 Dr. Rawson opened the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of London, Ontario which is solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.

Thursday
May102012

What is Sleep Apnea and Health Risks, Featuring Dr. David Rawson of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of London, Ontario Canada

 

Dr. David Rawson of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of London, Ontario Canada discusses sleep apnea and some of the health risks associated with the sleep disorder.  There are treatment options available, from a CPAP to an oral appliance.

Sleep apnea is a condition where a person, while asleep, will stop breathing for at least 10 seconds and up to 30-40 seconds.  It is a very serious condition that can lead to increased blood pressure, increase risk for heart attacks, increased risk for stroke and sometimes death.

Sleep apnea is diagnosed with both anecdotal and objective data.  The anecdotal evidence will come form a sleep partner or perhaps the patient who remembers dreaming of choking.  As the anecdotal evidence is not enough to make a diagnosis, a patient will go through a sleep study in a medical facility.  the patient will stay overnight where electrical leads are attached and a video is recording them while they sleep.  This hard, objective data will often confirm a sleep apnea diagnosis.

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) or air mask devices are often provided by sleep study centers as a form of treatment.  Dentists would like to alternate this treatment with a dental sleep appliance, similar to a mouth guard, which can be as effective as a CPAP device.

Dr. Rawson is an acknowledged expert of the Sleep Expert Directory, part of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines.  For more information on Dr. Rawson, visit his website at www.tmjandsleepcentre.ca.

The ACSDD has partnered up with Sleep Better TV to help healthcare professionals continue their education and training on sleep disorders.  For more information on the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines, visit www.acsdd.org and www.sleepbetter.tv.