Did you know that more than half of the people that have Obstructive Sleep Apnea have no idea there is anything wrong and there are dental signs first? Dr. Derrick has been on a journey since she cracked two teeth (one ultimately was extracted due to the cracking) as to how she can help prevent this from happening to other patients. She was told as a child she needed her tonsils removed and suffered from Strep Throat multiple times each year, especially into her mid-20s. She found that she had OSA due to these oversized “kissing” tonsils, which caused her to be overly tired daily, and caused the cracking of her teeth and severe grinding that started in childhood. In July of last year, she had her tonsils removed by Dr. Greg Tarasidas and has been sleeping great ever since!
After an entire year of planning, preparing and packing, Move In Day finally arrived on April 15 th ! Though it was a bit overwhelming, it was so exciting to finally be HOME! Much unpacking and organizing happened over the weekend and into Monday. On Tuesday, April 18th we went LIVE with the help of Patterson Dental and Jim and Greg Cain (our builders), and it was a success! Of course, we had moments of confusion (we’re still looking for a few rogue boxes) but thanks to the tremendous support we received, Clinton Dental Care was up and running and loving our beautiful new home! We are blessed and humbled by all who helped made this dream a reality. It was truly “a labor of love!”