Dental Sleep Medicine

The Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic offers individualized oral appliance therapy for the management of sleep-disordered breathing in adults and adolescents.

Candidates for oral appliance therapy include individuals who are diagnosed by a physician with any of the following:

  • Primary snoring
  • Mild-to-moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (those who cannot tolerate CPAP)
  • Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

Patients who require an oral appliance as an adjunct to their CPAP (combination therapy) to achieve better CPAP compliance or effectiveness may also benefit from a dental sleep medicine specialist.

Meet Our Specialists

Gregory Essick

Gregory Essick


  • PhD, Physiology, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BS, Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill