Meet Your Sleep Dentist
Get to Know Philadelphia's Sleep Specialist
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Dr. David Slobodinsky has always been dedicated to helping others achieve an improved quality of life through better health. After receiving his dental degree from Temple University in 1983, he worked in a large group practice until 1988. He then decided to open his own practice and has enjoyed practicing comprehensive dentistry for the last 18 years.
Dr. Slobodinsky values advancing his education and has dedicated over 300 hours to post-graduate studies. As he continues to grow in the dental industry, he discovered a passion for sleep dentistry and helping patients who snore and suffer from sleep apnea.
Now, Dr. Slobodinsky provides CPAP alternatives to sleep-disordered breathing sufferers so they can sleep comfortably, soundly, and conveniently right at home. Through oral appliance therapy, he able to offer patients a revitalized, happier life.
When Dr. Slobodinsky’s Away From the Office…
When Dr. Slobodinsky is home, you might find him golfing, scuba diving, skiing, hiking, or watching his sons play baseball, basketball, and football.
He’s also happily married to his dental school sweetheart, Charleen, who is also his part-time hygienist at Fishtown Dental. They have two sons together, Mark and Brett, and a beautiful Shetland Sheepdog named Ginger.
Always Here for Your Health and Happiness
“Being a dentist, it is unusual to be concerned with anything but the mouth, but I strongly feel the need to provide the best comprehensive treatment that I can for my valued patients. So I have trained extensively to be able to provide screening, home testing, and treatment options designed to help each individual’s unique sleep issue, all in one place.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a dentist diagnose sleep apnea?
Dentists aren’t permitted to diagnose sleep apnea. Instead, a sleep physician can make a proper diagnosis after the patient has undergone a sleep study at a designated sleep center. However, Dr. Slobodinsky can still do some screening and provide you with a comfortable treatment plan for sleep apnea. Here at our Philadelphia office, we offer oral appliances as an alternative to CPAP to alleviate snoring and sleep apnea symptoms.
What happens during a sleep study consultation?
During your sleep study consultation, you’ll simply fall asleep at the clinic in a private and secured room while your physician makes sure that the test goes accordingly. Your experience will also depend on what type of test you choose to take. If you opt for an at-home test, you’ll be able to sleep in your own bed while hooked up to the monitoring equipment. When you’re finished with the test, you’ll return it to your physician for processing.
What should I bring to my first sleep apnea consultation?
When you visit our Philadelphia office for your first sleep apnea appointment, we ask that you bring the following:
- A driver’s license or valid form of ID
- Your insurance card
- Your sleep study records
- Any additional medical history, including prior illnesses, hospitalization, or surgeries
Dr. Slobodinsky will use this information to determine which treatment option will be most effective in treating your sleep apnea symptoms.
What treatment option is right for me?
Dr. Slobodinsky will use the results of your sleep study and take into account your medical history to determine which treatment option is right for you to tackle your sleep apnea. During your initial consultation, he’ll help you create a personalized treatment plan that best addresses your symptoms as well as compliments your lifestyle. Dr. Slobodinsky will also be more than happy to answer any additional questions you may have.