James C. Goff, DMD
Dr. Goff has dedicated his dental practice to helping people manage their sleep apnea. He travels widely and spend hundreds of hours in seminars, study club and continuing education courses and Association meetings in order to learn about the field of sleep medicine and oral appliance therapy and stay current with this rapidly evolving field.He can help diagnose and treat both snoring and sleep apnea. Whether it is just snoring that is disturbing your bed partner or the more dangerous obstructive sleep apnea that puts you at higher risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke, Dr. Goff can treat those conditions with a customized oral appliance. His office uses the latest technology to monitor your progress through oral appliance therapy using the Watermark Medical ARES home sleep testing unit.
Dr. Goff follows the recommended guidelines for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliances formulated by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He only prescribes FDA approved appliances to treat snoring or sleep apnea. Presently he works with several types of adjustable appliances; the choice is dependent on many patient factors. Dr. Goff has always been devoted to the wellbeing of his patients and communication with the referring members of the medical profession, facilitating treating obstructive sleep apnea and snoring which is saving lives and marriages every day.
Dr. Goff attended a 16 CEU seminar with Sleep Group Solution and is one of the top doctors in Rhode Island offering oral appliance therapy for those looking for a CPAP alternative.
“For as long as I can remember, I have had the classic symptoms of sleep apnea – drowsy driving and sleepiness after dinner. Twelve years ago my wife convinced me to get a sleep test, since she said I stopped breathing when sleeping. YES, I had obstructive sleep apnea. I have successfully used a CPAP for twelve years; so I understand the frustrations of the mask, noise, tubing, air leaks and TSA problems at the airport. I also use a hard night guard to treat my TMJ; so I am familiar with their drawbacks.”
Our office has been DreamSleep Certified for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea. DreamSleep is a national network of Dentists and Physicians working together to raise awareness and treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
DreamSleep Certification means every member of our sleep team has received intensive training on sleep medicine, oral appliance therapy and collaboration with physicians for testing and diagnosis.
All DreamSleep providers:
- Are required to achieve accreditation in the fundamentals of dental sleep medicine and oral appliance therapy for sleep-related breathing disorders
- Refer patients at risk to qualified physicians for diagnosis and prescription of an appropriate therapy
- Use objective data to verify the efficacy of oral appliance therapy as permitted within their scope of practice and in accordance with their state dental practice acts
- Refer patients back to physicians for confirmation of treatment efficacy after fitting and titration of an oral appliance
- Provide timely, appropriate and ongoing follow-up care to manage dental-related side effects of oral appliance therapy
We believe that close teamwork with physicians is essential for successful management of sleep-related breathing disorders using oral appliance therapy.