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Sleep Medicine Specialist

Northwest Snoring Center

Dr. Donald Johnson

Sleep Specialist located in Coeur d'Alene, ID

Donald Johnson, DDS, is a Qualified Dentist with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and a diplomate with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. Dr. Johnson founded the Northwest Snoring Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to provide comfortable and effective sleep medicine services, including oral appliance therapy. If you or a loved one has sleep apnea, call the office or book a consultation online today to learn more about oral appliance therapy.

Sleep Medicine Q & A

What is dental sleep medicine?

Dental sleep medicine focuses on treating breathing problems that occur during sleep, such as sleep apnea and snoring. Dr. Johnson is a dental sleep medicine specialist who uses oral appliance therapy to help patients with snoring disorders and sleep apnea live happier lives.

What do dental sleep medicine specialists treat?

Dr. Johnson treats breathing-related sleep disorders at Northwest Snoring Center, including:

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that causes your breathing to repeatedly stop and start again throughout the night. This prevents you from getting a restful, restorative night’s sleep. 


Loud and frequent snoring can prevent your partner and others who sleep nearby from getting the quality rest they need. It’s not uncommon for people who share a bed with loud snorers to move to another room in order to sleep.

In addition to creating strain in relationships and households, snoring and sleep apnea lead to sleep deprivation. When you or your partner don’t get enough quality sleep, it increases the risk of daytime accidents and injuries. 

What is oral appliance therapy?

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a common treatment for snoring and sleep apnea. CPAP involves wearing an oxygen mask over your nose, and possibly your mouth as well. Although CPAP is effective, many people find it difficult to sleep comfortably in a mask and become frustrated with this treatment.

Dr. Johnson offers an easy and convenient alternative to CPAP with oral appliance therapy. By wearing a custom-fitted oral appliance during sleep, you or your loved ones can get the rest you need to live a happy and vibrant life.

What should I expect from oral appliance therapy?

Dr. Johnson believes you are the true hero for seeking treatment at Northwest Snoring Center. His goal is to help you thrive and be happy. 

The oral appliances that Dr. Johnson uses are recommended by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. You wear your comfortable, form-fitting device while you sleep and it keeps your air passages open to prevent snoring and sleep apnea. 

You don’t need electricity to use an oral appliance, which makes this option great for camping, hunting, and traveling. 

To find out if an oral sleep appliance is right for you, call Northwest Snoring Center or book a consultation online today. 


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