Dr. Nicole M. Ferrara recently became an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) Diplomate. Earning Diplomate status from the ABDSM is a unique honor that recognizes special competency in dental sleep medicine.
ABDSM is the board for the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), which is the leading national organization for dentists who treat obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with oral appliance therapy. This therapy is an effective alternative treatment to the standard Continue Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. AADSM is the only non-profit national professional society dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. The AADSM provides educational resources for dentists and promotes the use of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing.
The oral sleep appliance can be an effective, comfortable alternative to the CPAP machine. Dr. Ferrara is committed to using her knowledge of dental sleep medicine to treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea. She works with her patients, and their sleep physicians, to identify the right oral therapy, select a customized appliance for each patient and make any needed adjustments to ensure an open airway and a more restful sleep.
In contrast to a CPAP machine, oral appliances are a mouth guard-like device worn only during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. Many patients prefer oral appliance therapy because it is comfortable, easy to wear, quiet, portable and easy to care for.
Dr. Ferrara is a Medicare provider for oral sleep appliances and an in-network provider for several commercial insurances.
Nicole M. Ferrara, D.D.S., P.C.
Implant & General Dentistry of Northern Colorado
2975 Ginnala Drive, Suite 100
Loveland, CO 80538
American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Pierre Fauchard Academy
American Dental Association
Colorado Dental Association
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Academy of Craniofacial Pain