Orem oral health office tackling sleep disorders

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

So, when was the last time you chatted with your dentist about your sleep issues?

This might seem a bit odd, but if the team behind Vivos TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Utah continues with their growth plans, more people will be turning to specialists in the dental profession for sleep therapy.

According to R. Kirk Huntsman, co-founder and CEO of Vivos Therapeutics, the new Vivos clinic, which sits on the corner of 800 South and State Street in Orem, is the first of its kind here in the United States. The center, under the direction of Dr. C. Michael Bennett, specializes in helping patients with temporomandibular joint disorders, craniofacial pain, and sleep disorders.

“We call this a breathing wellness center,” Huntsman said. “Breathing obstruction often begins early in life and can worsen with age.”

Huntsman praised Bennett, explaining that he is uniquely qualified to run the first of many Vivos clinics. Many years ago, Bennett noticed a strong correlation between craniofacial pain and oral health. This correlation was so strong he sold his general practice, so he could focus specifically on these disorders.

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