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Ronald K Shelley DMD MAGD
Jeffrey E Feller DDS
 
Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry
20265 N 59th Ave Suite B5
Glendale AZ 85308
623-362-9616
aldentistry@gmail.com

 

Dr. Ronald Shelley was born and raised in Southern Califorina. He graduated with honors from Brigham Young University in 1976. His dental education came from Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine), with honors, in 1979. His education continued in a General Practice Residency while serving in the United States Army. Click Here for more on Dr. Ronald Shelley

Dr. Jeffrey Fellner grew up in Southern California. He received his undergraduate education at UCLA and the University of San Diego. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biology (and doing alot of surfing), he sought his dental training at Creighton University’s Boyne School of Dental Science. He received his DDS in 1993 and moved to Arizona. Click Here for more on Dr. Jeffrey Fellner

Tuesday
Jun262012

How Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is Diagnosed by a Dentist, Featuring Dr. Ronald Shelley of Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry in Glendale, Arizona

Sleep Better TV 

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is when acid from the stomach makes it way up the esophagus into the mouth.  This can severely damage the esophagus, which leads to heartburn and a sour taste in the mouth.  It can also start to damage the teeth and the acid literally eats away at the teeth in very specific forms.

Dr. Ronald Shelley, of Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry in Glendale, Arizona, identify patients with GERD that have flat teeth but with dimples or pits in the teeth.  While a dentist does not treat GERD directly, it treats issues associated with it, such as bruxism and sleep apnea.  A dentist is sometimes the first to diagnosis GERD in a patient just by looking at their teeth and they are referred to a physician for proper treatment.

A dentist can help repair the damage to the teeth by restoring them, wearing night guards and sleep appliances.

Dr. Ronald Shelley is a leading sleep expert with sleepbetter.tv.  More information can be found about his dental practice, Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry in Glendale, Arizona at www.arrowheadlakesdentistry.com.

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