After 41 years of general dentistry, looking for a path to retire from it, and not
give up patient care, I was fortunate to meet Dr Emily Stopper DDS. Dr Stopper
has devoted her career in dentistry to treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA),
and has has attain great respect within that community. She has achieved
Diplomate status in the AADSM, and started her own academy to help other
dentist like myself enterer into the discipline of treating patients with OSA. Dr
Stopper’s desire to help others dentist truly is felt by those of us who have gone
through her Implement Apnea Academy. Her knowledge of treating OSA patients,
along with her ability to relate personally with her students, has made her stand
out among educators in this field, while helping her students shorten the learning
curve in overcoming the challenges one will face in treating OSA. Dr Stopper
makes herself available through her Academy (which she developed), hands on
training in her office, through her weekly zoom calls, and if necessary direct
personal communication with doctors.
In my opinion, mentoring is the best way to learn a new discipline, and Dr Stopper
excels at being a mentor making the adjustment easier and faster. No effort
worth while is easy. Implement Apnea Academy, along with Dr Stopper’s
mentorship has made it possible to maximize my efforts and not have to
“reinvent the wheel” in dealing with, reading and understanding sleep test,
choosing appliances, dealing with medical insurance, and how to overcome other
challenges one will face in treating OSA.
If one is in the last quarter of their dental career, as I, or looking to reduce the
stresses associated with daily general dentistry, or wish to add another service to
a growing practice by treating OSA, Implement Apnea Academy, and Dr Emily
Stopper’s skills will definitely make that transition quicker and easier.
She is the Best.
Bennett J Vaculik DDS