THE WEBSITE OF ALLEN J. MOSES, DDS
WILLIS/SEARS TOWER - CHICAGO
Welcome to the website of Allen J. Moses, DDS. Dr Moses is a dentist whose practice is located in the Sears Tower in downtown Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of this website is to explain what sleep apnea is and inform people with sleep apnea and snoring, or those suspecting that they may have sleep apnea about the seriousness of the problem and about the treatment alternatives available to them. It provides extensive educational material on the whole subject of sleep disordered breathing and snoring to help people understand the problem and make knowledgeable decisions about their own healthcare.
Since Dr Moses is a dentist the material presented is written from the perspective of a dentist. It emphasizes oral appliances as a comfortable, effective alternative to CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) for both sleep apnea and snoring. For sleep bruxism oral appliances may be the only alternative.
Dr Moses is an assistant professor at Rush University College of Medicine, Department of Psychology/Sleep Disorders and Surgery in Chicago. He is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Craniofacial Pain. He has recently taught courses on oral appliances for snoring and sleep apnea at the Greater New York Dental Meeting, Northwestern University Medical School, University of Chicago Medical School, and Tufts University in Boston. Some of his published articles are available elsewhere on this website.
The figure shown above illustrates a 10 second apnea event. Note the collapse of the tongue on both the soft palate and the airway.
The above photo shows The Moses®, an open anterior, adjustable, FDA cleared oral airway dilator.
It has an open anterior and is not tongue restrictive, allowing the tongue to contact the closed lips.