Meet Dr. Rich


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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Here is how we are keeping you safe, particularly during the COVID-19 viral outbreak.


Pre and day-of appointment screening questions to determine infection risk.

Hand sanitizing gel and masks for all patients immediately upon entering.

“No touch” infrared forehead thermometer check before treatment.

Social distancing protocol and ‘sneeze guard’ shields at the reception desk.

Medical-grade HEPA filtration units for sanitation of the air we breathe in the office.

• PPE for clinical staff includes a gown, gloves, mask, eye protection and a face shield.

Disposable sterile single-use clinical instruments are utilized wherever possible.

Reusable instruments are packaged and sterilized in an autoclave before being returned to service. Delicate reusables are soaked overnight in a hospital-grade sterilant solution.

Our autoclave is tested AT LEAST weekly by an independent microbiology lab to confirm that our autoclave is working properly.

All exposed patient chair and work surfaces are sprayed and wiped down with a hospital-grade disinfecting solution that kills viruses and bacteria between patients.

High-touch areas like computer keyboards, mice, headrests and chair arms are covered with single-use disposable barriers that are replaced after each patient.

• New Mandibular Advancement Devices are disinfected twice: by the lab after fabrication and again in our office before delivery to a patient.


Thank you for entrusting us to keep you safe while we help you get a more restful night’s sleep. After all, getting quality sleep is one of the most important things you need to stay healthy!