Bryn Mawr Dental Associates provides treatment for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea using an FDA approved, custom fitted oral appliance. The device works by positioning the lower jaw forward during sleep, keeping the airway open. It fits in the palm of your hand, requires no electricity, wires or tubes and is easily packed into luggage for travel.
How it works:
- Schedule a screening at our office
- If the screening indicates you are at risk for OSA, we will arrange a Home Sleep Test
- Sleep in your own bed while the device monitors your sleep
- Results from the test are downloaded and sent to a board-certified Sleep Physician for review and diagnosis
- If the physician recommends Oral Appliance Therapy, we will take impressions of your teeth and create a custom device for you
- After the device is made, it may require adjustments to ensure optimal airflow
- A follow up home sleep test is used to verify the device is working as intended
Our office has been DreamSleep Certified for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea. DreamSleep is a national network of Dentists and Physicians working together to raise awareness and treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
DreamSleep Certification means every member of our sleep team has received intensive training on sleep medicine, oral appliance therapy and collaboration with physicians for testing and diagnosis.
- All DreamSleep providers:
- Are required to achieve accreditation in the fundamentals of dental sleep medicine and oral appliance therapy for sleep-related breathing disorders
- Refer patients at risk to qualified physicians for diagnosis and prescription of an appropriate therapy
- Use objective data to verify the efficacy of oral appliance therapy as permitted within their scope of practice and in accordance with their state dental practice acts
- Refer patients back to physicians for confirmation of treatment efficacy after fitting and titration of an oral appliance
- Provide timely, appropriate and ongoing follow-up care to manage dental-related side effects of oral appliance therapy
We believe that close teamwork with physicians is essential for successful management of sleep-related breathing disorders using oral appliance therapy.
The doctors at Bryn Mawr Dental Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Paul K. Bookman, DMD
Mainline Today Top Dentist 2017Best of Maniline Media NewsTop Dentists 2017
Dr. Paul Bookman
“It’s the personal side of dentistry that appeals to me most. I like being able to work with people who are anxious about dental visits and watch them become enthusiastic about the progress of their treatment.”
Paul K. Bookman, DMD has built a reputation among his colleagues and patients for his clinical ability, his attention to detail, and above all, his genuinely warm demeanor. A graduate of Tulane University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, he has been practicing in Bryn Mawr since 1987. His passion for the art and science of dentistry and for the way it can be used to enhance his patients’ lives is what keeps him committed to staying at the forefront of professional developments.
The enthusiasm he has for the profession continues to grow. Away from the office, Dr. Bookman enjoys skiing, SCUBA diving, bicycling and spending time with his two grown children, Mark and Rachel. Mark, a graduate of Villanova University, is a Fulbright Scholar and is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. Rachel is a student at the University of Miami focusing on Marine Science and Marine Microbiology. Dr. Bookman’s memberships include: American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Chester/Delaware County Dental Association, Academy of Stomatology, Main Line Dental Society (past president), and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Named one of the Top General Dentists by Main Line Today 2008-2017, one of Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Dentists 2017, as well as one of the Top General & Cosmetic Dentists by Suburban Life Magazine 2012!
Dr. Michael Pavel
“Trust is a fundamental part of the dentist-patient relationship and I want all my patients to be fully informed every step of the way. Maybe people don’t always look forward to a dental appointment, but I always strive to make my patients’ experiences a little better, a little easier, and a little more enjoyable with each visit.”
Michael B. Pavel, DMD
Mainline Today Top Dentist 2017
Michael B. Pavel, DMD has been practicing dentistry in Pennsylvania since 1986 and in that time he has come to be recognized as a skilled clinician with a warm, inviting chairside manner. He devotes a good portion each year to upgrading his skills through continuing education, and he has extensive experience in all facets of general dentistry, including implants and veneers. Born and raised on the Main Line, Dr. Pavel attended Penn State University and Temple University School of Dentistry.
When he’s not working or studying, he enjoys golf, traveling and restaurant dining. His wife Dori, an accomplished cellist, received her Masters in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania and holds the position of Director of Conferences & Events at Penn Law School. Dr. Pavel has two children. Alexandra graduated from Cornell and received her Masters from The London School of Economics. She now works as a Financial Analyst and lives in London. His son, E. Maxwell graduated from University of Pittsburgh and is pursuing a career in film & acting in LA.
Dr. Eric Turner
Building relationships with my patients while providing them with the highest caliber of dentistry is what I strive for everyday. Nothing makes me happier than hearing my patients saw “Wow!” when they see their treatment results.
Eric. D. Turner, DMD
Mainline Today Top Dentist 2017
Eric. D. Turner, DMD is a gentle, caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials and procedures available. He practices comfortable dental medicine focused on establishing optimal health with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient. He is absolutely committed to providing the best possible care to his patients. After graduating the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University, Dr. Turner completed a General Practice Residency at the Lehigh Valley Muhlenberg hospital, where he was able to enhance his skills and broaden the scope of his practice. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has a true passion for esthetic restorations. Dr. Turner has extensive training in all aspects of Invisalign treatment. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
A native of the Philadelphia suburbs, Dr. Turner grew up in Rose Valley until his family relocated to Newtown Square. Outside of the office, he can be found enjoying many outdoor activities including skiing, hiking and SCUBA diving. He is a skilled guitarist, amateur singer, enjoys traveling, and absolutely loves to cook.
945 Haverford Rd.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
DreamSleep Qualified Doctor: Elite
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