Choosing the Right Provider
When choosing an oral specialist for sleep-disordered breathing, sleep apnea, or other airway issues, it’s prudent to choose a health care provider who has access to the knowledge, training, and cutting-edge educational resources to properly diagnose your issue.
Dr. Liliana Calkins of Airway and Sleep Group has specialty training and access to a network of providers that work collaboratively to achieve optimal airway physiology with its affiliation with the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry. The American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry is the leader in interdisciplinary collaboration and education for optimal airway growth and function.
Its practitioners remain aware of the dental/medical connection and have diversified knowledge and expertise in detecting and treating Airway Health issues. Consisting of general dentists, pediatric dentists and orthodontists, physicians (sleep specialists, ENT, pulmonologists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, pediatricians, integrated medicine specialists) as well as nutritionists, physical therapists, oromyologists, and hygienists, the AAPMD offers a collaborative space where practitioners can focus on wellness, prevention and early intervention in the Airway space.
The AAPMD Member Promise
Being a member of AAPMD allows for the sharing of knowledge and cutting-edge information offering a collaborative team approach to their patients. The AAPMD also develops innovative educational programs and provides multidisciplinary referral resources to promote affordable airway care for all.
By working together, members of AAPMD can improve the chances of success for both the patient and the practitioner. Members of the AAPMD align their principles of practice to AAPMD’s aims in believing that all interventions should pass scientific scrutiny and use modern radiographic and physiological monitoring instrumentation to develop treatment plans for individual cases.
With the AAPMD’s new movement “Collaboration Cures,” the organization takes a leadership role in interdisciplinary collaboration and education to benefit its members to achieve optimal airway physiology for their patients. The movement supports the belief that the epidemic of chronic diseases has common origins and that collaboration offers the best possible care and optimal outcomes. In a collaborative effort, disciplines like myo-functional therapy, physical therapy, sleep specialists, ENTs, nutritionists, all play an important role in providing an optimal outcome for patients of AAPMD members.
Call Airway and Sleep Group Today!
If you or someone you love has airway issues, you should find a health care provider affiliated with the AAPMD to ensure that you get a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan that evaluates the complete picture to achieve optimal airway physiology for a specific case. Airway and Sleep Group is proud to be a member of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry.
For more information, please call our Reston, VA practice at (571) 244-7329. You can also get in touch by filling out our online contact form, and we’ll get back to you shortly.