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Published on July 06, 2010

Dental expert in sleep apnea, snoring speaks at Community Hospital

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MONTEREY, Calif. - A dentist who specializes in treating sleep apnea and snoring will speak at a meeting Monday, July 12 of AWAKE - Alert, Well, and Keeping Energized - a free sleep apnea support group that is open to the public.

Mark Abramson, DDS, is a staff physician at Stanford University Hospital and practices in Monterey and Redwood City. He is a diplomat of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and inventor of the 02 OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway SystemTM, a device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat snoring and sleep apnea.

An estimated 12 million Americans have sleep apnea, a breathing disorder in which airflow is restricted or completely blocked. It occurs when the muscles relax during sleep, causing soft tissue in the back of the throat to collapse and block the upper airway.

AWAKE meetings are sponsored by Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula's Sleep Disorders Center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Monday's meeting is from 6:30-8 p.m. in conference room A of the hospital, 23625 Holman Highway, Monterey. No registration is required. For more information, call 649-7210.

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, founded in 1934 and located at 23625 Holman Highway in Monterey, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through 15 locations, including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at www.chomp.org.