Massa Dental Center
Dr. James W. Massa, and his highly trained team at the Massa Dental Center in Naples, are not only creating beautiful smiles but they’re dramatically improving their patients’ sleep and overall health. “We’re saving lives by getting people to breathe better,” Dr. Massa says.
As a fellowship-trained dentist advanced in TMJ, cosmetic dentistry and pneumopedics, Dr. Massa uses the latest technology to address obstructed airways and correct sleep apnea. This is an important game changer for many people. “Our patients seek us out because they want to do all they can to have healthier lives,” says Dr. Massa. “One of the common denominators in many medical issues is obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway resistance breathing issues. If we can get people breathing better, we see a reduction in cardiovascular disease, cancer, and anxiety, among other conditions.”
Dr. Massa and his team deploy the gold standard in non-surgical sleep apnea treatments, a system from VIVOS Technologies that harnesses the power of the body’s natural processes. VIVOS dental appliances are worn by patients at night and partially during the day to stimulate sinus formation and, over time, grow the airway. “We’re triggering the body to self-heal. That’s the beauty of it.”
The VIVOS system takes approximately 12 to 18 months to achieve maximum effect. Afterward, many patients are free from relying on their CPAP machines. For the first time in their lives, they’re able to get a good night’s sleep. “They feel the best they’ve ever felt,” concludes Dr. Massa. “It’s very rewarding to be part of that process.”
Pictured, from left: Daniel Cocris, D.M.D.; James W.Massa, D.D.S., L.V.I.F., Stacey Vlachos, D.D.S., A.B.O.I., I.C.O.I.