SOURCE: Foothills Dental Spa

Foothills Dental Spa

April 21, 2015 18:45 ET

Arvada Dentist Attends Snoring and Sleep Apnea Course

ARVADA, CO--(Marketwired - April 21, 2015) - Dr. Jeff Wilkin, a top Arvada family dentist, traveled to Minnesota in April to attend a course on sleep medicine.

The DentalSleepology course, conducted by Dr. Jonathan A. Parker, took place April 16-18 in Minneapolis. The course included an overview of dental sleep medicine and hands-on instruction in types of exams and treatment.

Dr. Wilkin's participation in the course will allow him to better treat patients with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where passageways in the throat close temporarily during sleep. This blocks oxygen from reaching the brain. This lack of oxygen can lead to other health problems such as hypertension, heart attacks and strokes.

With the use of oral devices created by Dr. Wilkin, patients will be able to breathe easier and get a better night's sleep. The risk of related health concerns reduce when the brain receives proper oxygen levels during sleep. These devices can also be used to relieve snoring -- allowing both the patient and their bed partner to get more rest.

"This education investment will allow me to better help my patients get refreshing, peaceful sleep," said the Arvada dentist. "Better sleep equals better health and a better quality of life. I want that for my patients."

Dr. Wilkin, an Illinois native, has been practicing dentistry for 30 years. He offers preventive care, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, short-term orthodontics, implant dentistry, biological dentistry and periodontal dentistry. As part of his biological dentistry services, Dr. Wilkin can safely remove and replace old mercury fillings with composite, tooth-colored fillings. His office also uses the VELscope oral cancer screening device, which uses a special blue light to expose abnormal tissue inside a patient's mouth.  

Foothills Dental Spa offers fillings, crowns, dentures, bridges, dental implants, TMD treatment, sleep apnea appliances, veneers, bonding, teeth whitening, Invisalign and oral cancer screenings. Spa treatments include HydraFacial, Botox, Juvederm, permanent makeup, acne therapies and liquid facelift.

Dr. Wilkin received his undergraduate degree and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Creighton University and has trained at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study, Spear Education Center and Mid-Atlantic Center for Continuing Education. Dr. Wilkin practiced in Freeport, Ill., from 1985 to 2004, when he moved to the Denver area.

Dr. Wilkin sponsors and participates in several community organizations and events, including Westwoods Elementary School, St. Joan of Arc Early Learning Center, Hope House, Mother Cabrini Shrine, Holy Family High School and The Arvada Center for the Arts.

For more information on snoring and sleep apnea treatment, or for a comprehensive list of services offered at Foothills Dental Spa, visit the website at or call 303-625-6375.

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