Best Sleep Apnea Therapy Dentist in Ventura, CA

Sleep Apnea Treatment Specialist in Ventura, CA


Dr. David Satnick, the preferred sleep apnea treatment specialist in Ventura, CA, treats patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and loud snoring.

We’re aware that snoring may affect your relationships and may also embarrass you (especially if you’re waking yourself up!). The bad news is that snoring is often an indication of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is a serious medical condition that needs immediate treatment.


OSA is one of the most common sleeping disorders. It’s estimated that more than 18 million Americans suffer from OSA. Patients with OSA experience abnormal pauses in breathing while sleeping. Most sufferers don’t know that they have sleep apnea. Getting a diagnosis for this disorder usually occurs after symptoms are witnessed by another person.

Untreated sleep apnea increases your risk of:

  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart failure

Dr. David Satnick can treat your sleep apnea and snoring problems with comfortable, effective devices to help improve sleep health.


During sleep, your tongue and throat muscles are relaxed. The soft tissue located at the back of your throat can sag and narrow your airway. Incoming air makes this tissue vibrate—creating the sound we know as snoring.

With OSA, the airway becomes blocked and stops you from breathing. When this happens, you may gasp or choke, and you will usually rouse enough to begin breathing again.


You may have sleep obstruction if you suffer any of the following conditions:

  • Chronic and loud snoring
  • Constantly waking up during the night
  • Getting morning headaches
  • Waking in the mornings with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Experiencing excessive exhaustion
  • Being moody and irritable without discernible cause
  • Inability to concentrate during the day
  • Having high blood pressure or GERD
  • Risks of OSA

Some patients have higher risks of suffering from OSA.

The factors that may increase your risk of obstructive sleep apnea include:

  • Men are more likely to have OSA
  • Risks of OSA are higher if you’re overweight
  • Some people have small upper airways or large necks
  • OSA may occur simply because of genetic predisposition
  • If you smoke or drink excessively, you are more likely to have OSA
  • Patients older than 40 have a higher likelihood of OSA
  • Recessed chins and large overbites heighten the risk of OSA
  • CPAP Alternative for Sleep Apnea Treatment


At our dental practice, we utilize CPAP alternatives such as snoring mouthpieces to treat sleep apnea. We primarily use The Moses oral appliance for sleep apnea therapy. The Moses is an oral airy dilator that keeps your jaw aligned to allow for airflow and to prevent snoring. The device is FDA cleared to for the treatment of both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It is a new, innovative device adds another dimension to oral appliance therapy.

Why is The Moses sleep apnea and snoring treatment so effective?

Stimulating protrusive tongue reflexes and an open anterior design advances the tongue and enlarges the cross-sectional area of the airway. Combined with mandibular advancement, it becomes the most effective appliance available. Two-part construction allows patients to talk, drink, open wide and close their lips, making The Moses the most comfortable appliance available.


We invite you to call (805) 290-1129 or request an appointment here with Dr. Satnick for your sleep apnea and snoring issues.
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5 stars Rachel S. - Facebook

He's really just great at what he does and also specializes in sleep issues among other needs. Also, he plays my favorite music for me, that helps. Very kind, definitely would not hesitate to recommend!!
5 stars Mike S – Yelp

The Doctor is a very thorough caring man. The staff in genuinely nice. I highly recommend for general dentistry, veneers and sleep issues.