Dear Dentists,

Thank you for visiting our website. As you may know, Dental Sleep Medicine is a unique line of dental treatment that requires the expertise of dentistry and a close coordination with the patients’ medical physicians. The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) requires additional continuing education and hands-on training to be able to perform these procedures with a Texas Dental License. Additionally, there is significant staff training (and addition of staff) to process and handle this type of dental prosthesis (which is actually considered a MEDICAL DEVICE when a person has been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea or OSA)! Treatment of OSA with a FDA approved prosthesis REQUIRES a signed prescription from a physician. All of these requirements make dental sleep medicine difficult for most dentist to provide. I have dedicated myself to this ‘sub-specialty’ and look forward to helping you and your patients with this potentially life-changing treatment.

You may refer your patient to us just like you would for any other dental specialty (oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, etc.). Once your patient has been approved for oral appliance therapy, they will be treated and released back to you to resume regular dental maintenance. If your patient needs dental work prior to oral appliance therapy, you will be contacted with the recommended treatment and the patient will be sent back to you for that treatment.

I am always available to discuss oral appliance therapy, side effects such as TMJ pain, tooth movement, bite changes or any other pre-treatment requirements your patients may need to have prior to this type of therapy.

Sound Asleep Solutions is considered a Durable Medical Equipment supplier (DME). We are Medicare approved.


Brent Patterson DDS