SLEEP, Vol 33, Supp 2010 p A162
Huffington Post "Healthy Living", April 09 2013
Huffington Post "Healthy Living", October 24 2013
The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners does not recognize OSA diagnosis and treatment within the current scope of dentistry and Houston sleep expert Jerald H. Simmons, MD recognizes the partnerships needed to treat this sleep disorder. This team-based care will be the focus at the 9th Annual Sleep Education Consortium's (SEC) conference, Feb 8-9, 2013 in Houston that brings the dentist and the physician together for continuing education classes, said SEC's Founding-Director, Dr. Simmons.
Dr. Simmons founded and directed the Sadler Clinic Sleep Disorders Center beginning in 1999. It has been recently announced that Sadler Clinic will be closing all its locations.
This should not affect our patients' continuity of care as Dr. Simmons will be extending his other sleep program, Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates (CSMA), into Montgomery County to continue providing care to patients in the community at our two Sadler locations. Any changes to these locations and direct contact numbers will be posted when available.
For now, our practices are still in the Sadler Clinic locations with the same phone numbers. If however, you are unable to reach our Sadler offices, please call Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates at 713-668-4100. Dr Simmons is Medical Director of both practices and his staff provides the same level of care at all our centers.
We take great pride in the care that we have provided the citizens of Montgomery County, and as members of the community ourselves we have created many long-term relationships with our patients. Your health is our business and at Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates we know we can continue to help and heal you.
Dr. Simmons has been voted as one of Houston's Top Doctors from 2007 through 2010 by H Texas Magazine, and also appeared in H Texas Magazine's Ask the Experts:
Ask the Experts: Dr Simmons, Sleep Disorders and Neurology
by Jerald H. Simmons, MD: February 2012 issue of the California Dental Association Journal
Conditions that affect sleep can impact overall health. More than 70 million Americans suffer from problems with sleep. The purpose of this article is to provide the basic science of sleep physiology and how it relates to disorders that are pertinent to dentistry. Concepts are presented that explain airway dynamics and how the jaw and tongue influence airway obstruction. Additionally, explanation is given on an association between temporomandibular jaw dysfunction and bruxism during sleep.