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Dr. Jacques Doueck Brooklyn, New York

563 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 339-7982
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Dr. Doueck is a Diplomate of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines. He has earned this distinction through a rigorous educational, experiential and testing process. ACSDD Diplomates are educated experts in the field of dental sleep medicine.
Dr. Doueck is a certified Medicare DME provider. He speaks nationally and trains other dentists in oral appliance therapy and state-of-the-art dentistry,

Dr. Doueck is a staff member at local sleep labs, providing oral appliance therapy for CPAP intolerant patients.

Dr. Doueck is a member of the American Dental Association and serves on the District Claims Committee for the state society. Dr. Doueck  keeps up with the latest advances in dentistry while interacting and exchanging experience with other like-minded dentists.

He is a clinical consultant for the Dental Advisor, a monthly journal that reviews current dental materials and techniques. Dr. Doueck writes a monthly article on state-of-the-art dentistry for “Image”  and “Community” magazines.

Dr. Doueck enjoys “high tech’ dentistry and restorative dentistry with an emphasis on treating sleep apnea and snoring through the use of oral appliances instead of the CPAP mask, hose and machine.

Dr. Doueck is certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry in the use of hard and soft tissue lasers. Dr. Doueck has completed a one year postgraduate course in fixed and removable prosthodontics Dr Doueck presents a course entitle Listen to this before you buy your next piece of new technology. The ultimate use of technology is the right tool at the right time. Dr. Doueck teaches participating dentists the ins and outs of state-of-the-art dental equipment. He teaches doctors that by maximizing the use of technology in the dental practice their dentistry can be better, faster, and easier for the patient. 

Dr. Doueck will be presenting a program entitled “Pitfalls of Treating Sleep Apnea” at the Greater New York Dental Meeting. The Javitts Center hosts the GNYDM which is one of the world’s largest International Dental Congresses. This is where thousands of dentists get together to listen to the latest advances in materials and techniques. There are over 1200 exhibits showcasing the latest in 21st century technology. Dentists attend continuing education courses, workshops and projected clinics. Dr. Doueck’s audience is always a room full of bottom-line no-nonsense dentists that come to learn something new.

Friday
Jul312015

Custom-Made Appliances, Dentist Dr. Jacques Doueck, Brooklyn, New York

Dr. Jacques Doueck says that many patients are curious about the difference between the made-to-order dental appliances that he produces and the generic dental appliances sold over the counter or through television ads and on the Internet. He explains in this report.

The two kinds of appliances are similar, says Dr. Doueck, in that the objective of all these appliances is to move the lower jaw forward and open up the airway to permit proper breathing during sleep. “So in that respect, they’re very, very similar.”

However, there are some big—and important—differences. The most important point is that the size and the fit of a custom-made appliance are perfect. As Dr. Doueck points out, an appliance he produces is made to fit exactly over a patient’s teeth. Any appliance sold online or on television won’t have that kind of perfect fit. These appliances are made for the “average size mouth.” The appliances try to adapt to someone’s teeth after being put in boiling water so as to be moldable. “Unfortunately, it’s a big bulky and a bit uncomfortable.”

Another important difference has to do with the treatment of sleep apnea. If a patient who snores has had a sleep study and is found not to have sleep apnea, a generic appliance might be effective in dealing with the snoring problem. The trouble is that an appliance like that may not treat sleep apnea. So someone who suffers from sleep apnea may stop snoring with the generic appliance but get no useful treatment for the sleep apnea problem.

Dr. Doueck points out that the appliances his office produces are precisely calibrated to get the exact amount of forward jaw movement needed to open a patient’s airway during sleep. “At the end of everything, we send you for a sleep study with the appliance so we verify that the appliance is doing what it’s supposed to do.” Dr. Doueck emphasizes that it is important to be certain that an appliance is actually stopping the sleep apnea and not just the snoring. His office is able to help 80% of the patients who seek help for sleep apnea.

What this means, obviously, is that 20% of patients with sleep apnea need combination therapy. That combination, Dr. Doueck explains, can be wearing a custom-made appliance along with wearing a pajama pillow that prevents patients from sleeping on their backs. Sleep study reports often recite that a patient with sleep apnea has much more pronounced problems while sleeping on the back than when sleeping on a side.

Another combination therapy option is to have a patient wear a custom-made appliance along with a CPAP-type device, only without as much pressure as a traditional CPAP device uses. This device does not use the straps and headgear found in a normal CPAP device. This arrangement provides much more comfort for a patient than is found with the usual CPAP devices.

Dr. Jacques Doueck, DDS, practices with Doueck Dental Sleep Medicine, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Doueck is a diplomate, American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He holds membership in the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Minimally Invasive Biomimetic Dentistry. He hosts a 45 minute weekly radio show on various health topics. He is a clinical consultant for the Dental Advisor, a monthly journal that reviews current dental materials and techniques. Dr. Doueck writes a monthly article on state-of-the-art dentistry for “Image” and “Community” magazines. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.

Tuesday
Jul142015

Patient Testimonials for Dentist Dr. Jacques Doueck, Brooklyn, New York

The test of professionals is not what they say about themselves, but what their patients say about them. And Dr. Jacques Doueck has a lot of very happy patients. Some of them explain why they like Dr. Doueck in this report.

One patient explains that he is always happy to come to see Dr. Doueck. He says that Dr. Doueck has a lot of patience with his patients. Another patient relates that he was very happy to receive a dental appliance from Dr. Doueck to help him with his snoring problem. Sleep dentistry is one of Dr. Doueck’s specialties, and he provides these appliances to assist people who have sleep apnea.

A third patient expresses his happiness with the dental appliance provided for him by Dr. Doueck. He has been using it for about a year, and it has made an important change in his life. Before he got the appliance, his snoring bothered his wife. He took several sleep tests, and the appliance he got solved his problem.

One patient, talking about the dental appliance, describes it as “a wonderful, wonderful invention.” He had been using a CPAP machine, and he obviously prefers the special appliance made for him. “This works very well.”

A patient who has been using his dental appliance for about a year notes that it has made a big change in his sleeping. Before, he used to be drowsy during the day. Now, he can go from early morning into the evening with any interruptions.

Another patient notes that Dr. Doueck and all of his staff are good people who provide good care and treat their patients with respect. “Generally, I feel very wonderful when I come in.”

Dr. Jacques Doueck, DDS, practices with Doueck Dental Sleep Medicine, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Doueck is a diplomate, American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He holds membership in the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Minimally Invasive Biomimetic Dentistry. He hosts a 45 minute weekly radio show on various health topics. He is a clinical consultant for the Dental Advisor, a monthly journal that reviews current dental materials and techniques. Dr. Doueck writes a monthly article on state-of-the-art dentistry for “Image” and “Community” magazines. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.

Wednesday
Jun242015

Finding the Right Appliance, Dentist Dr. Jacques Doueck, Brooklyn, New York

Sleep apnea can often be treated with a dental appliance. The big question is, which one? Dr. Jacques Doueck says that this is the first question his patients ask him when they come to see him about treating their sleep apnea problem. They wonder whether a dental appliance can really replace a CPAP machine to treat the problem.

Dr. Doueck explains that there are a couple of ways that a patient can “test drive” an appliance to see if it will work for them. This simplest way is with a trial appliance. This is something that Dr. Doueck can produce in the office while the patient is present. The patient can take it home that day. The trial appliance is not as durable as a custom made appliance; its function is just to let a patient determine whether this approach will work.

The trial appliance just gives the patient “a taste.” Another possibility is a semi-custom appliance. Dr. Doueck can fabricate this appliance in the office. It is fully adjustable. A patient can take it home and sleep with it. For people not certain about committing to a full custom appliance, this is a good option. The semi-custom appliance can last for a year or two. A regular appliance is made to last five years. The custom appliance can also be adjusted at home as a patient may need to assure that the maximum benefit is being obtained.

Another option that uses very new technology is MATRx. This is used in a sleep lab. The patient comes to see Dr. Doueck and get fitted with trays that will be used during the sleep study. Then, while the patient is sleeping at the lab, a technician can adjust the device remotely without even going into the room with the patient. This precise adjustment permits the lab and the dentist to know if an appliance will be effective and, if so, how it should be set. Dr. Doueck says that oral appliances are effective for about 80% of the patients he treats. That leaves 20% who will need a different kind of therapy.

Dr. Doueck’s tip to his patients is that, if people tell you that you are snoring or if you are tired during the day, get a sleep study. Sleep apnea is a serious disorder than needs to be treated.

Dr. Jacques Doueck, DDS, practices with Doueck Dental Sleep Medicine, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Doueck is a diplomate, American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He holds membership in the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Minimally Invasive Biomimetic Dentistry. He hosts a 45 minute weekly radio show on various health topics. He is a clinical consultant for the Dental Advisor, a monthly journal that reviews current dental materials and techniques. Dr. Doueck writes a monthly article on state-of-the-art dentistry for “Image” and “Community” magazines. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.

Wednesday
Apr082015

Sleep Apnea, Dentist Dr. Jacques Doueck, Brooklyn, New York

 

Many of us have heard of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), often simply referred to as sleep apnea, but don’t really understand it. Dr. Jacques Doueck explains that sleep apnea involves a blockage of a sleeper’s airway. The muscles in the throat around the airway relax, and the tongue moves backward, blocking the airway.

 

This blockage happens several times each hour. This means, Dr. Doueck says, that “over the course of a night, you may not be breathing for a good portion” of that night of sleep. Patients suffering from sleep apnea report that others can see they have stopped breathing. Sleep apnea patients will wake up but not feel well rested. People with OSA problems are likely to fall asleep during the day and not be able to concentrate on what they are doing.

Sleep apnea can cause cardiac problems and a host of other body problems. Dr. Doueck points out that the brain needs oxygen, and sleep apnea can deny it that much needed oxygen. Sleep apnea patients are usually loud snorers. A spouse or bed partner will probably complain of the snoring problem.

The most common solution for sleep apnea, “the gold standard,” is a CPAP machine. The machine, with a mask or similar nose cover, blows air throughout the night to open up the airway. The problem, says Dr. Doueck, is that most patients don’t like the CPAP. They don’t like the strap that goes around the head or the rush of air on the side of their face if they turn slightly. And the machine makes enough noise to keep some people awake.

The dental alternative to CPAP is an appliance that fits over the teeth like a retainer. The appliance holds the jaw forward so that the airway doesn’t close, and it will stop the snoring. Patients who use the dental appliance will get deeper sleep and wake up more refreshed.

Dr. Jacques Doueck, DDS, practices with Doueck Dental Sleep Medicine, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Doueck is a diplomate, American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He holds membership in the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Minimally Invasive Biomimetic Dentistry. He hosts a 45 minute weekly radio show on various health topics. He is a clinical consultant for the Dental Advisor, a monthly journal that reviews current dental materials and techniques. Dr. Doueck writes a monthly article on state-of-the-art dentistry for “Image” and “Community” magazines. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.

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