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The Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment Center
The Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center of Queens & Nassau can treat your snoring and sleep apnea. We have a simple and comfortable alternative that is recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our oral appliances are an effective option to treat your snoring and sleep apnea.
We work together with physicians, sleep therapists, and psychologists and collaborate closely to ensure you receive comprehensive care and a treatment plan that works. Based on your own case, we may provide oral appliance therapy to treat your snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
The Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center of Queens & Nassau is covered by most insurances plans. We offer FREE SCREENINGS to see if you are at RISK for Snoring or Sleep Apnea.
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Snoring & Sleep Apnea, the Not-So-Silent Killers
by Steve Wick

Today, 120 million Americans are suffering from a huge problem. It’s practically an epidemic, and yet most of its sufferers don’t even realize it—even you could have it. This problem can wreak havoc with your health, happiness, relationships and even financial well-being.

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Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Tongue in normal position, breathing through the nose, keeps the airway open during sleep to allow normal breathing.
During sleep, the jaw and tongue tend to relax and fall back toward the throat. This reduction in size of the airway will, in some individuals, cause the throat tissues to vibrate. Air being forced through this narrowed opening and the vibrations cause the noises we know as snoring. Snoring can be a sign of an underlying medical disorder known as sleep apnea. Untreated snoring may increase a person’s risk for the development of sleep apnea.
Complete blockage of the airway occurs as the base of the tongue falls back against the palate forcing it against the airway back wall.
Sleep apnea occurs when the jaw and tongue fall back against the throat to an extent that the airway closes during sleep. During the closure it sometimes appears as if the person is trying to breath, but no air passes through to the lungs. Eventually, seconds to over a minute, the brain will wake to a lighter sleep stage and the muscles will tighten opening the airway allowing the person to breathe again, the person is rarely aware of these sleep interruptions.
The closure of the airway and not breathing may occur up to 100 or more times per hour each night. This scenario prevents the individual with sleep apnea from reaching the deep restful sleep we all require. The end result is fatigue and daytime sleepiness despite having spent 8 hours or more sleeping. This lack of appropriate sleep and decrease in oxygen levels from sleep apnea can trigger severe and serious health conditions.
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The Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center Team

Dr. Scott Danoff is one of the New York areas top practitioners of advanced cosmetic dentistry. Treating those with difficult dental reconstruction needs, as well as those looking to achieve the perfect smile, Dr. Danoff has made it his passion to deliver and perfect the art of dentistry.

He has also trained extensively in the area of Sleep Medicine and has been perfecting the use of oral appliances to treat sleep apnea and snoring for many years. Dr. Danoff received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania and went on to get his advanced cosmetic and prosthodontic training under the personal tutelage of world renowned Dr. Victor Lucia.

Dr. Danoff has double board certification in sleep apnea and is very proud to be a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. Additionally, Dr. Danoff is the Dental Director of the Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center of Queens & Nassau, an AADSM Accredited Facility and one of only 4 accredited facilities in the State of New York. Dental Sleep Medicine facilities that have earned AADSM accreditation have demonstrated that they meet the AADSM’s high standards of proficiency, professionalism and quality patient care.

Jenna has been a hands on dental assistant helping patients that suffer from sleep apnea for almost 15 years. She has seen how oral appliance therapy has helped so many people. She is very passionate about what she does and really care about every patient. She has heard so many stories throughout her career from patients telling her how their sleeping partner is snoring, disturbing other family members.
Annette has been working in the dental field for over 25 years. She LOVES people! She will be the first person to greet you when you walk in with a smiling face! Annette recently joined our practice and has been a wonderful addition. Annette lives in Manhasset Hills with her husband, has two grown children and two grandchildren.
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Transportation Industry and Sleep Apnea
When it comes to driving impaired, substance use is not the only culprit. Sleep Apnea can lead to a host of symptoms that threaten the safety of drivers, and those around them. In the transportation industry, pressures are especially high for workers to meet the demands of the job. We understand the difficulties of making a living, particularly when living with the complications associated with Sleep Apnea – contact us to learn more about how to resolve your exhaustion concerns, so you can keep driving.
If your body isn’t receiving a healthy quantity and quality of sleep, the results can be life-threatening. Common symptoms of Sleep Apnea include excessive yawning, daytime drowsiness, insomnia, headaches, depression, mood swings, and much more. It’s not difficult to imagine how easy it can be to succumb to the discomfort and lose consciousness while at the wheel. Sleep Apnea is highly treatable, and it’s our goal to keep our patients, as well as those around them, safe from the dangers of driving impaired.
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From The New York Post- 01/23/17
MTA will finally start testing employees for sleep apnea. The MTA will spend $7.5 million dollars to pay for testing for about 20,000 employees.
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From The Metropolitan Transportation Authority - 01/23/17
MTA Expands Sleep Apnea Program Systemwide; Becomes First Public Transportation Agency to Offer Specialized Screening, Treatment for the Disorder
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Go ahead and have sweet dreams!
We are covered by most medical health insurance plans.

When proper medical protocol is followed, and delivered by one of our highly qualified network dentists, most insurance companies will cover the cost of treatment. The dentists in our network participate with most insurance plans including Empire Plan, GHI, United Health Care, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Emblem Health, Medicare, and many others.

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Testimonials of our patients about the sleep apnea treatment by Dr. Scott Danoff and his staff.

There are few prosthodontists around equivalent in knowledge and skill to Dr. Scott Danoff. Over the years, he has done a number of crowns and bridges for me. In addition, I owe him special thanks for creating a dental device for me that has greatly improved a bad case of sleep apnea.

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Can't sleep right without my oral appliance. When my lower jaw is extended outward it just allows me to breath correctly at night. Open airway means I can breath right at night... and my snoring is history. No more naps at the red lights. Thank you Dr. Danoff.

Michelle C.