About Dr. Erika Mason

For over 20 years, Erika Mason, D.D.S. has built a highly successful dental practice, renown for its innovative services, around the care and comfort of patients. Along with general dentistry, she offers a wide variety of progressive dental techniques, including treatment of sleep apnea, Invisalign clear braces, porcelain veneers, bleaching and reconstruction all with the aid of the most advanced technology.

Rethinking Sleep

By David K Randall SOMETIME in the dark stretch of the night it happens. Perhaps it’s the chime of an incoming text message. Or your iPhone screen lights up to alert you to a new e-mail. Or you find yourself staring at the ceiling, replaying the day in your head. Next thing you know, you’re out of [...]

Could Oral Facial Therapy Be the Answer for Sleep Apnea?

By Dr. Mercola Not sleeping well? You’re not alone… A recently published study1 from Sweden highlights just how common more severe sleep problems, like sleep apnea, might be. Apnea is a Greek word that means “breathe.” Sleep apnea is the inability to breathe properly, or the limitation of breath or breathing, during sleep. The study, [...]

By |September 25th, 2012|General, Sleep Apnea, Treatment of Sleep Apnea|0 Comments

Sleep Apnea Linked to Cancer for First Time

May 25, 2012 (San Francisco, California) — In a study that followed more than 1500 state employees in Wisconsin for more than 20 years, sleep apnea — particularly if it was severe — was found to be associated with a greatly increased risk for death from cancer, researchers reported here at the American Thoracic Society [...]

By |May 29th, 2012|General, Research and Studies, Sleep Apnea|0 Comments

Campaign Warns Teens About the Risks of Drowsy Driving

News Release Published by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, April 2012 DARIEN, IL – The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is warning teens about the risks of drowsy driving on prom night by sending a link to its new fact sheet to 30,000 high school guidance counselors and driver’s education instructors.  [...]

By |May 12th, 2012|General|1 Comment

Sleep Apnea Treatment May Protect Against Heart Failure

March 26, 2012 | Co-authored by Mehmood Butt, M.R.C.P.; Girish Dwivedi, M.D., Ph.D.; Alena Shantsila, M.D., University of Birmingham Center for Cardiovascular Sciences; and Omer Khair, M.D., with the Department of Respiratory Medicine at City Hospital in Birmingham. A nightly breathing treatment may do more than help people with obstructive sleep apnea get a good night’s rest [...]

Sleep Apnea Tied to Depression

By Nancy  Walsh, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: March 30, 2012 Reviewed by Dori F. Zaleznik, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston and Dorothy Caputo, MA, RN, BC-ADM, Nurse Planner Both men and women with obstructive sleep apnea are at elevated risk for major depression, a large nationwide survey revealed. Men [...]

Dr. Mason Discusses Sleep Apnea In Boomer Magazine

Click above to view Dr. Mason's brief video on the symptoms of sleep apnea and effective treatment options using oral appliance therapy.

OSA in Children: Information from the ASAA

By Carole L. Marcus, MD OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) is estimated to occur in 1 percent to 3 percent of otherwise healthy preschool children.1,2 The peak prevalence is at two to six years of age, but it can be seen in neonates to adolescents. It is thought to occur equally among boys and girls, and can result [...]

Shak Attacks Sleep Apnea

Featured on the Harvard Medical School website, this video offers an overview of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is often underdiagnosed even though it is linked to serious health conditions. Hear how basketball star Shaq "attacked" sleep apnea ...

By |January 18th, 2012|General, Sleep Apnea, Treatment of Sleep Apnea|0 Comments

Car Accidents and Sleep Apnea

By Dr. Steven Park, May 13, 2010 It’s commonly known that if you have obstructive sleep apnea, your risk of getting into a car accident is anywhere from 3 to 10 times normal. But if you don’t have sleep apnea, can injuries from a car accident lead to obstructive sleep apnea? In certain situations, yes. Just [...]

By |January 18th, 2012|Dangers of Sleep Apnea, General, Sleep Apnea|1 Comment