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Dr. Perkins' Recent Lectures and Publications on Sleep Disorders

Treating Sleep Disorders with Oral Appliances

Published in Orthodontic Practice US magazine, 6:1, February 2015.

Incorporating Treatment of Sleep Disorders into Your Dental Practice

Presented at Sunset Sleep Seminars, Rockwall. May, June & September 2014. April & June 2015.

Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Disorders with TAP Appliance

Presented at Ortho Classic exhibit at AAO Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 7-8, 2012.

Treating Sleep Disorders with Oral Appliance and Not Changing Bites

Presented all day lecture/clinical workshop at Southwest Dental Conference, Dallas, January 15, 2011.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Presented for CE Express at the Southwest Dental Conference, Dallas, January 22, 2010.

Dr. Ron Perkins - Leading Specialist in TMJ and Sleep Disorders
in Dallas and Rockwall

If you are looking for someone to help you with the cause of your TMJ, headaches, and sleep problems and you want treatment without drugs, you should see Dr. Perkins. He has developed unique and very successful ways to diagnose and treat TMJ problems, headaches and sleep disorders. No other doctor has higher success rate because of the system of treating the cause of many health problems, such as acid reflux, depression, fibromyalgia, neck and back aches, or even teeth grinding. Most of Dr. Perkins� patients would say his specialized treatment has been life-changing. His approach is also unique because of his personal experience and he knows exactly what his patients are going through.

We specialize in cutting-edge orthodontic treatment options as well as related issues, from TMJ disorder to sleep apnea. The bottom-line is not only a beautiful smile, but improved overall health.

At your first appointment you will receive a comprehensive exam, including an evaluation of your teeth, your bite, your TMJ (jaw joint), and any possible sleep disorder. Dr. Perkins will explain treatment options including early orthopedic treatment for young children ages 5 to 10, conventional orthodontic treatment possibilities, and Invisalign®.

August 2012Best of big d 2008

Weekly Orthodontist Dallas Articles.

Dr. Ronald C. Perkins is a Leading Dallas Orthodontist

[Posted on Oct 15, 2012 by: Dr. Ron Perkins]

If you are looking for an experienced and qualified Dallas orthodontist, Dr. Ronald C. Perkins is ready for you. Dr. Perkins has many years of experience in his field and can assist you in getting the beautiful smile that you want. He offers a number of orthodontic procedures including braces and Invisalign. He is considered an expert in his field and provides diagnosis and treatment of TMJ and sleep apnea. If you feel that you may be experiencing any of the symptoms of these disorders, he can evaluate you and if necessary, provide the appropriate treatment.

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Headaches and Migraines

Many headaches are created by night time clenching or grinding and are directly related to small muscles involved with the TMJ (jaw joint). Having a good bite or wearing a night guard or splint can help a little, but does not really solve the problem. Dr. Ron Perkins has been able to combine treatment of sleep problems with treatment of the jaw joint or TMJ, and the results have been phenomenal! Dr. Perkins has had tremendous success in treating all types of headaches and helps his patients sleep without clenching and grinding. Very few doctors have made the connection between TMJ problems and sleep. By treating both TMJ and sleep at the same time, Dr. Perkins' success rate of making patients better has skyrocketed! Dr. Perkins is passionate about helping patients with these issues — he can often improve "90% of their heachaches 90% of the time", as he explains to his patients. With a thorough exam, which includes a comprehensive evaluation of the teeth, gums, throat, bite, TMJ and sleep habits, Dr. Ron Perkins can tell you whether or not his treatment can help. His diagnosis by symptoms (Perkins Sleep Symptom Profile — PSSP), has proven extremely accurate in diagnosing such problems.

If you, or your loved ones want to get rid of headaches, high blood pressure, acid reflux, insomnia, and many other health problems, you should be examined by Dr. Ronald Perkins of Perkins Orthodontics, Sleep Disorders & TMJ in Dallas or Rockwall, Texas.

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If you snore, you may have a sleep disorder. It may not be sleep apnea, unless you snore and stop breathing repeatedly. Snoring is the most important sign that you are seriously damaging your health every single night. You are not getting quality sleep because your sleep cycle is being repeatedly interrupted throughout the night. Dr. Ronald Perkins can help with an easy, non-surgical way — a custom made oral appliance.

However, if someone has told you that you stop breathing, which is very easy to tell when you snore and stop abruptly, you do have sleep apnea. Often this condition can be treated by Dr. Ronald Perkins using an oral appliance which you wear while you sleep.

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Defeat Sleep Disorders WITHOUT A CPAP MASK with Dr. Ron Perkins

Sleep Apnea in Adults - Sleep without a CPAP maskDr. Ron Perkins has developed very successful specialized techniques to treat sleep problems with a custom oral appliance, rather than a CPAP. The success rate of a CPAP is less than 40%, while Dr. Perkins' success rate with an oral appliance is over 95%. CPAPs are the last resort and very difficult to wear. Only patients with severe sleep apnea need a CPAP, and actually these patients do much better with a combination of oral appliance and CPAP. Dr. Perkins has modified the oral appliance to reduce many side effects of treatment with both oral appliance and CPAPs.

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Dr. Perkins can Provide Treatment for Sleep Apnea in Children

Sleep Apnea in Children - Child with sleep apneaSleep apnea in children is as dangerous as it is in adults. Dr. Ron Perkins can evaluate symptoms related to the sleep disorder in children and often discovers warning signs that other doctors overlook. He is passionate about treating sleep disorders, and provides viable treatment plans that can ease the suffering children experience with sleep apnea. Recent research has shown that early treatment of sleep disorders in children can prevent behavior problems such as ADD, ADHD, and other cognitive disorders. Infants and children who snore have a 3 ½ times higher chance of developing behavioral problems.

Dr Perkins has been helping children with these problems for more than 25 years. Using specialized treatments, Dr. Perkins can open the airway up more and create more breathing space in both children and adults who are stricken with sleep apnea. To begin receiving sleep apnea treatment from Dr. Perkins for your child or yourself, please contact his office today.

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Dr. Perkins on Treatment of TMJ and Sleep Disorders

The drastic improvement in my life from my own use of the oral appliance spurred me to start helping others with sleep disorders. I began to recognize their symptoms, which were similar to mine. Along with reading the most current research in sleep medicine, I started to develop a comprehensive list of symptoms to evaluate and treat patients with potential sleep disorders. Many adult patients were referred to me for TMJ problems, and I began to recognize that many of those patients had symptoms of sleep disorders.

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