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Drs, Michel Fancelli and Jacques Hebert, dentists, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada

Centre Dentaire Fancelli

Place Hérelle
560 Chemin de Chambly, Suite 100
Longueuil, Qc. J4H 3L8

Website: http://www.centredentairefancelli.ca/

Telephone
450 670-0021
514 990-1930

Fax
450 679-3163
Email
mfancelli@bellnet.ca

hebertj@bellnet.ca

 

Dr. Michel Fancelli

After graduating from McGill University in 1981, Dr. Fancelli completed
a multidisciplinary residency at the Montreal Children's Hospital. He has
been practicing in Longueuil since 1984. He opened a new state of the art, high technology office in 2002 .

Dr. Fancelli has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry, implantology, the treatment of occlusal and temporomandibular joint dysfunction, sleep disorders, orthodontics as well as laser dentistry.

 Dr. Fancelli is a graduate of the prestigious Dawson Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in Florida and participates in numerous continuing education courses all over North America and Europe to study with leaders in there respected fields. He completed a residency program at the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Research, an advance training on the management of temporomandibular joint and sleep disorders.

Dr. Fancelli is a member of the World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI), the International Team for Implantology (ITI), the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Discipline (ACSDD), the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), the Association des Chirurgiens Dentistes du Québec (ACDQ) and the Quebec Order of Dentists (ODQ). He serves as Quebec Representative and Officer on the Executive Committee and is a member of the Program Committee of the Canadian Chapter of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP-Can Chapt). 

Dr. Jacques Hébert

Dr Hebert graduated from Laval University in Québec City in 1981. He then completed a multidisciplinary residency program at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal the following year. 

Dr. Hebert's areas of expertise are the treatment of jaw joint, chronic pain and sleep disorders, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and rehabilitation, implantology and laser dentistry.

 He is also a graduate of the prestigious Dawson Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in Florida. He has traveled all over North America and Europe to study with the leaders in Chronic Head and Neck Pain, Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD), Orthodontics and Sleep Breathing Disorders which include snoring and sleep apnea. 

Dr.Hébert completed a residency program at the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Research, an advance training on the management of temporomandibular joint and sleep disorders. He joined the Centre Dentaire Fancelli team in 2004 after 21 years of private practice in Montreal. 

 Dr. Hebert is a member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Discipline (ACSDD), the International Team for Implantology (ITI), the World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI), , the Association des Chirurgiens Dentistes du Québec (ACDQ) and the Quebec Order of Dentists (ODQ). In addition, he serve as Officer and Quebec Representative on the executive committee as well as a member of the Program Committee of the Canadian Chapter of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP- Can Chapt). 

Tuesday
Jan082013

Lack of Sleep Has Negative Health Effects, With Dr. Jacques Hebert, Montreal (Longueuil), Quebec, Canada

Today, we live in a "go, go, go" society and the lack of sleep that accompanies this lifestyle takes its toll in the long-run, says Dr. Jacques Hebert of the Centre Dentaire Fancelli in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.  People get tired and grumpy and children have poor performance in school.  Eventually, lack of sleep can take 5-10 years off of your life, Dr. Hebert says, so sleep is very important.

When someone has sleep apnea, this condition is disturbing the little amount of sleep they are getting and this can be extremely detrimental, according to Dr. Hebert.  People are tired all of the time, they don't want to exercise and become overweight, which just adds more stress onto the body.

Dr. Jacques Hebert is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV.  His dental practice, Centre Dentaire Fancelli is in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.

 

Tuesday
Jan082013

Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea, with Dr. Jacques Hebert, Montreal (Longueuil), Quebec, Canada

As sleep apnea is a medical condition, Dr. Jacques Hebert, dentist in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, says that the medical establishment has decided that sleep apnea should be treated with a CPAP (constant positive airway pressure) device.  This device forces air down the nose and mouth to make sure there's enough air getting to the lungs.

Dr. Hebert says that due to the CPAP’s low compliance, there are alternative treatment options that can help patients suffering from apnea.  Patients get fed up having the CPAP attached to their head at night and the noise can be bothersome to the bed partner.  When a sleep apnea patient comes into Dr. Hebert's practice, at the Centre Dentaire Fancelli, he decides with the referring physician the best way to treat the patient.

As a dentist, Dr. Hebert can help his sleep apnea patients with adjustable oral appliances to improve their airways for optimal oxygenation at night.  Whether the oral appliance is better than a CPAP device depends on the patient and the type of apnea they have, says Dr. Hebert.  He believes that it’s better to at least use an oral appliance when the patient is not using his CPAP device as prescribed.

For patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea, Dr. Hebert says it's easier to treat it with an oral appliance.  "Patients are referred to us by a physician because they know mild to moderate sleep apnea can be treated as effectively with an oral dental appliance, which is a lot less cumbersome than a” CPAP" Dr. Hebert says.

Dr. Jacques Hebert is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV.  His dental practice, Centre Dentaire Fancelli is in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.

Monday
Jan072013

Treatment for TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), with Dr. Michel Fancelli, Montreal (Longueuil), Quebec, Canada

Patients can have problems with their jaw joints, leading to TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder.  Dr. Michel Fancelli says it can manifest itself in many different ways, such as cracking or popping of the joints, difficulty chewing, limited opening, waking up with headaches, ear aches , ringing of the ears and excessive wear of the teeth due to tooth grinding . It can also affect the quality of sleep due to the chronic pain so people wake up often during the night, wake up tired in the morning, non refreshed .

Dr Fancelli says that many patients suffering from TMD have sleep apnea and that recent studies show a direct link between temporomandibular joint disorder , tooth grinding and sleep apnea.

At Dr. Fancelli's practice, the Centre Dentaire Fancelli in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, he spends a lot of time with these patients in determining where the pain is coming from and what is causing the pain.  He says that most patients will need a two orthotic system to help decompress the joints.  Wearing a daytime appliance protects the joint during the day and then a completely different appliance is worn at night so they don't cause as much pressure to the TMJ’s while they sleep says Dr. Fancelli.  At night, a patient can generate up to 4 times the habitual amount of pressure because the brain is asleep and the patient is unaware of how much pressure is being put on the jaw.

Dr. Fancelli says that the most common symptoms of TMD are headaches, sore neck and migraines.  When treated with oral appliances, Dr. Fancelli finds that these symptoms usually disappear since the TMD is often the trigger for the migraines.

Dr. Michel Fancelli is a member of the ACSDD, (Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines) and has been practicing dentistry at the Centre Dentaire Fancelli in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada since 1984.  Dr. Fancelli is a sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand sleep disorder video content.

 

 

 

 

Monday
Jan072013

Dental Implants, with Dr. Jacques Hebert of Montreal (Longueuil), Quebec Canada

Implant dentistry has come a long way, says Dr. Jacques Hebert.  At the Centre Dentaire Fancelli in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, Dr. Hebert places dental implants  which are a type of titanium screw, in the jaw bone in order to replace missing or extracted teeth.  .

 Implant placement is now in most cases a very minor surgery says Dr. Hebert. At first he uses a laser to create a small opening in the gum then he uses surgical instruments to create a space in the bone in order to place the implants into the jaw .

The surgery is virtually painless and is done under local anesthesia. After the surgery there is usually very little pain or the patient may need an anti-inflammatory for the first night, says Dr. Hebert.  The healing period is 4-6 weeks, vs. 4-6 months in years past, he notes.

Dr. Hebert uses 3D imaging so he knows exactly where to place the implants.  Dr. Hebert says that using 3D imaging allows him to plan ahead, as everything is already prepared before the surgery.

Dr. Jacques Hebert is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV.  His dental practice, Centre Dentaire Fancelli is in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.

Monday
Dec172012

How Snoring and Sleep Apnea Are Related, With Dr. Michel Fancelli, Centre Dentaire Fancelli, Montreal (Longueuil), Quebec, Canada

Snoring is a type of sleep disorder that is often associated with sleep apnea and it is usually the bed partner who is affected because they cannot get a good night sleep, says Dr. Michel Fancelli, of the Centre Dentaire Fancelli in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.

Patients often think that once they stop snoring that everything is okay and Dr. Fancelli says that is not always the case.  While the over the counter sleep appliances sold in drugstores are effective in stopping the snoring, Dr. Fancelli's concern is that if a person hasn't been properly diagnosed, it might be causing  a silent sleep apnea patient, which, he says, is very dangerous.

To find out if a person has a sleep disorder, they need to be properly evaluated with a proper sleep study, says Dr. Fancelli, who often has a difficult time explaining to patients that they might have a problem that is more than just snoring.  He says that is why a proper sleep evaluation is so important.

Dr. Michel Fancelli is a member of the ACSDD, (Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines) and has been practicing dentistry at the Centre Dentaire Fancelli in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada since 1984.  Dr. Fancelli is a sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand sleep disorder video content.