Good sleep is not an event at the end of the day, it’s the positive consequence of a day well lived.

Dr. Donald Dexter’s mission is to improve our patients’ quality and quantity of life by striving to be the best in the field of dental sleep medicine for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

How are you sleeping?

Woman trouble sleeping on pillow

Are you missing out on the benefits of good sleep?

Insomnia, trouble staying asleep, waking up not feeling refreshed and difficulty concentrating are common complaints of obstructive sleep apnea sufferers.

WatchPAT ONE, Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT)

Do you snore or often wake up with headaches?

These are common symptoms associated with obstructive sleep apnea. Diagnosis and treatment can begin with a simple and effective home sleep apnea test.

Travel Friendly OAT, Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

Are you unable to use your CPAP?

There are no health benefits if you are unable or unwilling to use your CPAP. Oral appliance therapy (OAT) is a frontline treatment for mild/moderate obstructive sleep apnea and accepted treatment for severe cases if a patient is not CPAP compliant.

DIPLOMATE, AMERICAN BOARD OF DENTAL SLEEP MEDICINE

Meet Dr. Dexter – Leading Dental Sleep Apnea Expert in Eugene, Oregon

Dr. Donald Dexter has over 30 years experience in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Dexter received advanced training in dental sleep medicine and treatment of TMD from Tufts School of Dentistry, the preeminent sleep dentistry program in the country. Dr. Dexter is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) and the first dentist in Eugene, Oregon, to attain this status for treating obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. This designation is the gold standard in obstructive sleep apnea treatment by dentists and represents a commitment to provide the highest level of care within this field of practice. For over a decade, Dr. Dexter has been treating patients with oral appliance therapy (OAT), an effective medical alternative to the traditionally-prescribed CPAP for obstructive sleep apnea.

WatchPAT ONE, Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT)

We believe in treating the person, not just the mouth

Dental Care & Treatment

Good dental care is as simple as listen, plan, communicate and deliver. Our dental team is dedicated to providing you with that standard of care.

TMD & Bruxism

If you have jaw pain, trouble opening/closing, difficulty chewing and soreness in your jaw, face, neck and back: contact us to schedule a TMD consultation.

Travel Friendly OAT, Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

On-the-Go Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea

Using an oral appliance during travel is as simple as grab and go.

Unlike a CPAP, with an oral appliance there is nothing bulky to pack, no need for electricity to use, no chemicals needed to clean it, and no extra weight to lug around. Simply put it in your bag, and you’re off.

There is no comparison between a CPAP and an oral appliance when considering the convenience during travel. The oral appliance is hands down the winner, giving you the benefit of comfort and continued care when you are away from home.

Patients who have reclaimed their rest with Dr. Dexter

“Thank you and your staff for the professional care and teaching you extended to me on the Sleep Apnea device. I actually now look forward to a good night’s sleep. It is also a benefit to not having to travel with a pump and headgear.”

— Lyle, Eugene, Oregon

“Elegant in its simplicity, the oral appliance is effective, easy to clean and maintain, and has earned my gratitude for restoring me to good sleep—and also, I would add, benefiting my marriage and the sleep of my spouse. ”

— Dianne, Eugene, Oregon

“Dr. Dexter has been my dentist for many years, and also helped treat my sleep apnea with an oral appliance. He excels at both!”

— Ron, Eugene, Oregon

Dr. Dexter’s Sleep Journal

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Donald R. Dexter, Jr., DMD