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    Don H Lowrance, MS, DDS, PC
    5282 Medical Drive,
    Suite 430
    San Antonio, Texas 78229
    (210) 294-5111

    We are located in a 4 story building located at the corner of Medical Dr. and Babcock Rd. You can enter from Medical Dr. or Babcock Rd. Take the elevator in the lobby, to 4th floor, and turn right. We are in the same offices as Dr. Ana Maldonado and Dr. Robert Busby.

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  • Office Location
    Don H. Lowrance, DDS
    4707 Everhart Road #101
    Corpus Christi, TX 78411
    (361) 851-8274
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    Why should a dentist treat Sleep Apnea and Snoring?


    That is a valid question and one that I get asked on a regular basis.  Aren’t dentist supposed to be just concerned with teeth?

    If you have a minute, I will run through the many reasons why dentist should treat Sleep Apnea and snoring.

    1.  The present system of Sleep Laboratories and CPAP Providers (DMEs) is broken.  Anyone who has ever been given a CPAP after an overnight sleep study knows what I am talking about.  How much explanation did you get on use of your CPAP?   How much help did you get in fitting a mask?  Did they follow up with you by having you come in on a regular basis and check the CPAP and see how you were doing in wearing it?  Where is your CPAP now?  Did you ever actually see the Sleep Physician?

    2.  Dentists may be primarily concerned with teeth but the teeth are in a major airway.  We routinely check the mouth for airway compromise.  The shape of the dental archs, size of the tongue, height of the hard palate are all indicators of airway adequacy or inadequacy.  We “LOOK”!  Did your Sleep Laboratory or DME provider LOOK?  Probably not. In fact, my primary care physician has never looked in my mouth or asked me how was my sleep. Has yours asked you?

    3.  We routinely have patients on a 6 month recall to check and clean their teeth.  We know how to do that.  It is easy to add Sleep Apnea patients a recall and check their appliances or CPAP and mask.  How else are we going to be able to help you?

    If you want personal, quality care then I suggest you find a dentist who focuses on treating Sleep Apnea.

    Don H. Lowrance, MS, DDS, PC
    5282 Medical Drive, Suite 430
    San Antonio, TX 78229
    (210) 294-5111

    Dr Lowrance is a dentist who has limited his practice to the treatment of TMJ and Sleep Apnea.  He lectures locally on Sleep Apnea and has organized a dental sleep study club in San Antonio.