Dr. Amy Hartsfield

OSA University goes above and beyond their calling.

I signed up with OSA University about 9 months ago and its really changed my overall sleep practice but not only that the comradery and the friendships that you make through this company is phenomenal and the contacts that you make in the sleep world and the amount you learn from them is wonderful. 

Dr. Christian Brandyberry

The training through OSA University is awesome!

The reason why we decided to get into sleep medicine here is basically we started having patients that were asking us about oral appliances they were being diagnosed with sleep apnea but couldn’t wear their CPAP machine so they started asking. That made us a little curious around he so I said let’s look into this a little bit. I took a weekend course, a sleep apnea course, and there were some representatives from OSA University there and it was really interesting. They had a lot of good information to give, so I said let’s go ahead and get into OSA University training. The training through OSA University is awesome. We did an online curriculum which is made up of 8 courses which gave us a lot of information. When we first started looking into this I knew really very little about Obstructive Sleep Apnea but going through the course online and then having an in-office training from OSU come in, man it was awesome. It helped us learn everything we didn’t know to start treating patients on Monday morning. We are going to start doing that and make the lives of our patients better. Hopefully adding a decade of life to those that would be losing it otherwise. OSA University is awesome and we recommend it to anybody.

Dr. Stephen Ura

OSA University was a fabulous way to introduce my staff to sleep medicine!

We’ve been doing the Osa program now for about six months. And I have to say it was a fabulous way to introduce my staff to sleep medicine. I was fortunate enough to take sleep medicine courses and I thought this was a fabulous way to bring this information to my staff. And it was, we did eight individual modules for an hour that they still did some self-study. We did it in the office to review it, and we went through the entire aspect of the sleep curriculum with what we have to do and the planning of, you know, where we need to go. So we’re going to be really great at helping our clients have knocked them all level of overall health, including good airway.

Dr. Deborah Romack

My name is Debbie Romack and I am a dentist here in Weatherford, TX. I first started doing sleep dentistry probably 8 to 10 years ago but could never get the ball rolling. It was just very difficult. Unfortunately, fell off the wagon a couple of times but I’ll tell you what, In the last year and a half to two years, I have gotten together with OSA University and we have really go things together now. I think we have finally gotten the ball rolling. We have some wonderful success stories of patients that we’ve treated for airway issues. They have been treated with CPAP and that’s wonderful, it’s an awesome treatment. We’ve treated patients with oral appliances and as I said, the stories that we’ve had have been absolutely wonderful. 

Dr. Mark Hildahl

I’m Mark Hildahl from Minot, ND and I have had a great experience with OSU helping our office get educated, to help us inform our patients better and to really get our whole systems organized for providing obstructive sleep apnea treatment with our oral appliances. In addition, they were unbelievably helping in wading through the Medicare DME regulations and registrations and all those questions we can not seem to find an answer to. So that has been the best part of it too. Along with that, they have great staff. They have really well-informed people involved in their group. And they know their stuff and they are happy to share it with us.

Dr. Damian Blum

Hi, I’m Dr. Damian Blum. I have an office in Ellicott City, MD. My entire team just went through training with OSA University and what I found amazing was the transformation of my team from earlier this morning to when they left this evening. They had a sense of purpose, a sense of team. They understood what we need to do. From what I have talked to them about, each one is going to hold the other accountable for making sure that the whole team works together. Truthfully, it was invaluable. If you have a chance to do it, you need to do it.

Dr. Gilbert LaFemina

Hi my name is Dr. Gil LaFemina, practicing dentistry in Riverside, IL.I’m here to tell you a little about OSA University and how its helped my dental sleep practice. We’ve been doing dental sleep now for 4 years and it was a slow process to get all the pieces together. OSA University provided a roadmap for us to be able to more quickly integrate this into the the practice and get through the paperwork and dealing with the insurance companies and knowing what to say to them and to expedite the process. I personally am a sleep patient and I understand the devastation that this disease can have on ones overall health. Myself being treated, it has fueled my passion to help other patients. One of the biggest things I learned from OSA University is how to help the patients to take control of and own their disease process. It makes treating the patient a lot easier because they are more receptive to treatment. Once they understand their problem is and the solutions we can provide.

Dr. Wilson

Hi I’m Dr. Wilson. I practice in San Diego, CA. I’m a general dentist, we wanted to get started to help our patients with sleep disorders and get into the whole sleep dentistry business. We have quite a few patients that use CPAP machines and we have delved into snore guards but we wanted to further our knowledge and be able to help ever more of our patients by treating sleep apnea. We came into contact with OSA University and really liked what they had to say. We were able to have access to their website which provided an infinite amount of knowledge not only about Obstructive Sleep Apnea but the whole process of how to educate our staff, how to educate our patients, whats involved with billing and financing and all kinds of details that otherwise would be a mountainous project for us. They were very helpful and now its time to try it with our patients. We had a very good experience and we really appreciate it.

Dr. Durwin Libby

Hello my name is Durwin Libby. I’m a dentist that has practiced for the past 26 years in rural Lincoln, ME. I first got involved with sleep therapy due to a situation with my young daughter having some sleep troubles. I want to recommend OSAU very highly due to two reasons. One, if you are just getting started in oral appliance therapy. It’s a great opportunity to learn some basic areas to progress to learn more much needed areas to get an introduction. At the same time if you have been working with oral appliance therapy for a few years its a great opportunity to refine things and understand things in a much better way and will help you increase patient care.

Emily Adams

Hi I’m Emily Adams, office manger with The Dental Center of North Iowa. Here at The Dental Center of North Iowa we were beyond excited to implement OSA University into our everyday practice. In a world, we feel, sleep apnea is so often miss-diagnosed, it’s very important for us to gain that knowledge and to offer that to our friends, family and our patients. I felt that the curriculum offered by OSA University was very manageable as far as the time and effort that it took to complete each one of their courses. The follow up exams were very informative and a great time for us to reflect. 

Dr. Christopher Louie

Hi! We just got done with the OSA University kick off. I’m excited because I could not have given the staff my vision as far as what we wanted to do with oral sleep appliances. Whenever we go to seminars and I’m excited, it’s really hard to translate to the staff. They are all on board, had a lot of good feedback and I think it was invaluable. I look forward to working with them in the future and making lots of sleep appliances.

Dr. Tracy Petry

Hi my name is Dr. Tracy Petry. I’m one of the owners of Texan Dental in Houston, TX. Today we have completed our in-office training and it was phenomenal. Myself, my partner, and 3 of our teammates went to a lecture in Dallas and it really inspired us to get more involved with sleep medicine and I wanted to bring the team onboard and I felt this was the best way to have a person come in and sit down and talk with them so we can all be on one cord. We did start the online classes and I was very proud of my team. I highly recommend the program, OSA University. 

Dr. Howard Hindin

Hi I’m Dr. Howie Hindin I’m with a dental practice outside of New York City and we just completed a full day training session with OSA University. It was a wonderful experience we had all our team members here. Front desk, dental hygienist, and clinical assistants and as a result we’re all on the same page with what we know and how we can communicate from answering the phone calls, the inital visit, to making the appointment and the treatment and follow through. We expect this to make a big difference in our practice going forward.

Dr. Michael Gelb

Hi I’m Michael Gelb and I just spent the day with OSA University. I got to tell you, going around the room, I have been doing sleep for about 23 years, it was the first time I really heard from my staff how much they enjoy working in the office and how much they enjoy working with sleep. Really how much they enjoy coming to the office everyday. The other part that we really enjoyed was Sleep 101, the staff education and related to the staff and going around as just a team building exercise as a cohesive exercise and bringing the team together and why we learn about sleep together. 

Dr. Jasmeet Kalsi

I’m Dr. Kalsi and we just had training at our office with OSA University and it was amazing. I was so happy I got to meat with them. They taught me so much about sleep and how to interact with patients and I am so happy. Everyone should try it. 

Dr. John Millette

I really had no prior knowledge of the severity of airway obstruction problems within our population and dental offices. After attending the first course and working with OSAU, I think we have a very good strategy to implement oral airway health into our overall oral health program at the office. I think that oral health is really going to help to further establish us within our community as health care providers, not just as people who fill teeth and clean teeth. Our goal has always been holistically to involve ourselves in our patients overall health and I think OSAU has trained my whole team to provide a consistent message. I found their courses to be extremely motivating, full of knowledge, full of information I hadn’t known before after 25 years of practice. 

Lisa Johnson

Moving into this people were like Obstructive what?! They really came into it knowing nothing and we presented them with OSAU and we have had 24 people that have successfully gone through the courses and graduated. They are educated, they’re interested and they are starting to gain a passion for it because the deeper you dive in and the more you learn, the more exciting it is and you want to help other people and your patients because it is so important. OSAU did a very thorough clear job of training. It was the best way to learn it for a large amount of people, starting from A all the way to Z.

Dr. Valerie Hubbell

Hi my name is Valerie Hubbell. I’m a general dentist in Grapevine, TX and we just completed our 8 hour, university beginning course with OSAU. I cannot express how pleased we were. My staff is now very excited about presenting this topic to our patients and we look forward to working with OSAU going into the future, thank you.

Dr. John Lohner

Hi I’m Dr. Lohner and I just wanted to give a shout out for OSAU. I have been trying to implement sleep medicine/sleep dentistry here into my office quite some time. They have the system in place to actually educate my team and get them excited and to give us all the things that we need to be successful in this. I’m excited to work with them, we had a great experience and we look forward to treat many patients and to help many people because of OSAU. Go OSAU!

Dr. Kenneth Patterson

Hi there I’m Dr. Ken Patterson from Muncie, IN. We decided we wanted to help people with sleep apnea or sleep airway problems. I am so glad that I signed on with OSA University because right from the start I got all my staff educated. It was an online process, they could it on their own spare time, whenever we had downtime at the office I was telling them to go on the computer and do the courses. It didn’t take long, we did about 1 course, one segment a week and in 8 weeks we had everybody up on the same educational level as well as myself and how to communicate properly so you are showing concern and that you truely want to help treat them and this is their problem and would you like to have this life saving treatment. She showed us and all the courses showed us how to communicate that, instead of “We have this appliance for sale”. It wasn’t like that and I feel really good about were we are at and getting started now in doing this therapy. 

Kerri Waymire

Hi my name is Kerri and I am an assistant to Dr. Patterson in Stoney Creak in Muncie, IN. I am very thankful that he has put us all through the training with OSA University. Really just to bring awareness to what dangers occur when someone has and obstructive airway, especially not just in adults but in children. I think going forward just learning and being able to teach our patients and give them the best possible care, we can hopefully show our patients that we are in this to be the best provider we can, not just for their mouth but their whole body.

Dr. JD Murray

Hi my name is JD Murray. I practice in the south Atlanta area. I have now been affiliated with OSAU for approximately the past 6 months. Just recently we went through an in-house orientation with a very good speaker that enrolled the staff in understanding the importance of what sleep apnea and breathing disorders can do to our patients. I’ve been practicing for 30 years and I find that if you remain in the profession for a long time and you really want to diversify yourself into other disciplines, I feel this was the perfect one to look into in order to be a little more comprehensive with my patients and concerning their health. After the staff actually had a chance to hear the speaker that came into our office recently, they became a little more enrolled. I find that it is going to be very important to have a great staff that is very knowledgable in order to take some of the weight off me in order to introduce this to our patients. 

Dr. James Crouse

I’m Dr. James Crouse from Salsberry, MD. I’m an orthodontist here. My whole staff has gone through OSA University. First with the online classes and then we had a day of training with Kate. She did an awesome job and she has tied everything together. We feel very confident in that we are providing excellent care to our patients that are suffering from breathing disorders.

Katie Howard

My name is Katie Howard and I am a general Manager for Advanced Family Dental and Orthodontics and Affiliates. I have been with the company now for almost 16 years and I have seen Dr. David over the years educate their patients on sleep apnea. Today OSA University trainer trained the staff and doctors on how to better educate their patients on sleep and how to get a better sleep and lead a healthy life. I am grateful for them being here today with us and we look forward to working with them and helping our patients.

Dr. Richard Freeman

My name is Dr. Richard Freeman. I practice in Moore, OK. I’ve been a dentist since 2001. Got an opportunity to come in contact with the sleep academy. It’s been a really good part of our practice because we have been really in-focus with our total health for our patients. Because we have been in-focus with total health of our patients we really noticed a big increase in people’s sleep health. People have a lot of problems with their sleeping abilities and most commonly has to do with the airway. This really preempted us to get a little more involved and when we got information about OSAU we were able to be able to move forward with getting the education and knowledge we need to be able to treat these patients and make a better life for them

Dr. Adrienne Amirata

Hi my name is Dr. Adrieena Amirata I practice in Florham Park Dental Excellence with Dr. Vineet Sohoni. OSA University helped us with guidelines on how to treat patients with various sleep disorders. They helped our staff. It was a lot of fun and very educational. They helped us implement sleep health into our practice. They even helped us learn how to talk to patients about it, how to educate the patient and they made it fun.

David Steffen

I’m David Steffen. I’m with Sand Creek Family Dentistry in Glendive, MO. We just got underway with OSA University. One of the reasons we did that was because Dr. Coburn was one of the doctors and owners of the practice here and his father has sleep apnea. Thats what brought us to OSA University. We are excited to start on the road with sleep apnea with our patients or address obstructive sleep airways and trying to help people have a more healthy and better lifestyle. We highly recommend OSA University.

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