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?
No, dentists aren’t permitted to diagnose sleep apnea. Instead, a sleep physician at a designated sleep center can provide you with an accurate diagnosis to find you the right treatment.
However, Dr. Slobodinsky can still do some screening and provide you with comfortable treatment for sleep apnea. Here at our Philidelphia office, we offer oral appliances to help alleviate snoring and sleep apnea symptoms.
What happens at a sleep study consultation?
What happens at your sleep study consultation depends on the type of test you choose to take. You can take a test at a sleep clinic with the help of your physician who will make sure the test goes accordingly. You’ll simply fall asleep at the clinic in a private and safe room.
If you opt for the at-home test, you’ll be able to continue your daily routine without much interruption. 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 Philidelphia office for your first sleep apnea appointment, we ask that you bring:
- A valid driver’s license or form of ID
- Your insurance card if you have one
- Your sleep study records
- Any additional medical history, including illnesses, hospitalization, or surgeries