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SLEEP APNEA/TMJ



“Living longer and feeling better through healthy sleep”.


Dr. DuHamel has been treating sleep apnea with oral appliances for over 25 year and became credentialed as a Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in 2006.  Oral appliance therapy (OAT) is now approved as first line treatment for mild and moderate sleep apnea.  OAT is also approved for the treatment of severe sleep apnea when patients cannot tolerate CPAP therapy.

Sleep apnea is caused by obstruction of the throat and nasal passages, weight gain, and the loss of muscle tonicity with age.  Fifty percent of males over the age of 60 have sleep apnea.

Symptoms may include:

  • Snoring
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Diabetes
  • Headaches
  • Heart Disease
  • Dry Mouth
  • Stroke
  • Gastric reflux

Sleep apnea can only be diagnosed by a physician with a sleep test.  Our office is trained to screen for sleep apnea and make referrals for diagnosis.  We have long term direct relationships with most of the sleep centers in the central valley.  Besides treating sleep apnea in our Valley Springs office Dr. DuHamel treats sleep apnea in Modesto and Lodi several days a month at our Sleep Dental Services offices.  We are in network with most major insurance companies.


Our most commonly used appliances for treatment include:



Herbst Appliance

The only Medicare approved appliance.

Herbst


EMA appliance (elastic mandibular advancement)

Very comfortable for small mouths.

EMA


Silent Night

Temporary but comfortable appliance.


Silent Night



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OFFICE: 209-772-9649
FAX: 209-772-2415

13 Main St.
Valley Springs, CA 95252

Office Hours

Monday
8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am-5:00pm
Friday
8:00am-2:00pm

DuHamel Family Dentistry
5.0
Based on 23 reviews
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Sbro Cali
Sbro Cali
20:54 03 Apr 20
Awesome Place!Dr. DuHamel and his staff are caring, curteous, and very knowledgable! They helped me so much, and my family goes there too! Great Place!read more
Kelly Van Lieshout
Kelly Van Lieshout
19:22 05 Mar 20
I had a dental cleaning with Bailey today, she is amazing and so pretty. The front office staff was extremely professional and also pretty. Now those women who work in the sleep apnea department, they are pretty, and very helpful! I highly recommend Dr DuHamels office, you will get tender loving care, and everyone is “pretty”!read more
Chanie Hellwig
Chanie Hellwig
20:10 24 Feb 20
I have not been to the dentist in a decade or more. I had a raving review from a friend who drove all the way from Sacramento just to go to this dentist. That sold me! The staff was excellent and so friendly. The technician and dentist were amazing. I highly recommend them.read more
gail ryan
gail ryan
00:53 11 Jan 20
I absolutely love DUHAMEL dentist! If you are looking for a dentist. I highly recommend them. My experience with everyone at this office has been exemplary. They are without a doubt the best dentistRy organization I have found! 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️read more
Erin Buchanan
Erin Buchanan
20:08 29 Jul 19
The staff was very pleasant and courteous. The doctor was awesome, I was amazed I was able to get my son in the same day for an emergency appointment! They took great care of my 11 year old, I plan to take my soon to be 4 year old here as well. So nice not having to drive to the city for the dentist!read more
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