Meet Dr. Rich

Stuart Rich, DDS, PS, DABDSM, DABCDSM, DACSDD

Dr. Stuart Rich is an experienced dentist who has received extensive training in the treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. A general dentist for over 30 years, he developed an interest in the dentist’s role in treating sleep apnea, and began his training in 2014. Since then, he has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education, and met the requirements to be recognized as a Diplomate by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, as well as the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines. 

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has recommended since 1996 that patients with the mild or moderate form of sleep apnea consider an oral appliance as a first line therapy.  Those patients that have the severe form of sleep apnea, with an AHI of 30 or higher, should try to use the CPAP first.  However, for those patients who are unwilling or unable to wear a CPAP, an oral appliance can provide significant improvement and, in some cases, even bring their AHI down to normal levels. 

Dr. Rich has developed a collaborative relationship with a number of area physicians who are sleep specialists, as well as several hospital-based sleep labs. He regularly receives requests from area physicians to assist in treating their patients with sleep apnea issues.

If you have snoring issues, suspect you have sleep apnea, or are unwilling or unable to wear your CPAP, give Sleep Solutions Northwest a call.  Dr. Rich and his team are at your service to assist you.

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Dr. Rich is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines.

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COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION

Due to the Corona virus pandemic, and based upon
guidelines issued by the CDC, Washington state
health authorities and the American Dental
Association, our office will be closed to patient
appointments until April 6th. After that date, please
call the office for a status update, as Dr. Rich will be
closely monitoring the ongoing recommendations of
state and federal health care authorities.

We will be in the office during this closure,
providing phone support and completing
administrative tasks. If you are having significant
pain using your MAD, and we are not in the office,
call Dr. Rich directly on his cell phone, 253.350.1345.
Thank you for your understanding as we all work
together to keep everyone safe and healthy.