When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea there was no questioned in my mind where I was going to go for a solution. Having heard that Dr. Stuart Rich with Sleep Solutions Northwest was using a method other than the usual CPAP to treat sleep apnea I was determined to find out what he could recommend before considering any other options. Being a mouth breather and somewhat claustrophobic I was concerned I wouldn’t adjust well to using a CPAP machine.
So I was delighted when Dr. Rich determined I was a good candidate for the use of an oral appliance (MAD) to treat my sleep apnea. From the first night I used my new MAD I’ve been able to sleep deeply and comfortably, without fear of another sleep apnea episode. My husband is also enjoying the benefit of not having my snoring wake him up any more. The mouthpiece is easy to use, comfortable and you don’t have to have electricity to use it, a huge benefit for this world traveler!
I am so happy I decided to go to Sleep Solutions Northwest and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great treatment option for their sleep apnea!”
-D.R. from Auburn
I have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Stuart Rich as a professional colleague and now what I would call as a friend. Dr. Rich has distinguished himself in my eyes by taking the step of identifying for patients what many other dentists miss as front line defenders of our patients oral and overall health. I have seen firsthand the benefits of the airway assessment and appliances that Dr. Rich has provided his patients to help treat obstructive sleep apnea. In addition I have had communicated to me by his patients the benefits of the diagnosis and treatment that he provides. I highly recommend Dr. Rich given these results.
-Dr. Thomas Kang
Amazing, I am always comfortable and Dr. Rich is very caring and personal. He makes you feel like you are his only patient. His crew is fantastic, too, and always has been. My son became a dentist because of Dr. Rich! That says a LOT!
My primary care physician recommended that I use a sleep apnea dental appliance. My two prior sleep studies confirmed extreme sleep apnea. I am unable to tolerate the use of CPAP. Dr. Rich and dental assistants provided me with an oral appliance and outstanding information and support.
From my first appointment with Dr. Rich, I found a compassionate and capable Dentist with personal experience using his own apnea dental appliance.
With care and patience Dr. Rich and staff guided me through the delicate process of learning how to adapt successfully to use of the appliance. Also, they skillfully submitted fees and costs to my healthcare insurer which fully paid the claim without any co-pay from me. I am pleased to recommend Dr. Rich.
I felt very strange the first morning I woke up after using the mandibular advancement device (MAD) to relieve my sleep apnea – until I realized it was because, for the first time in years, I felt rested!
After having a C-PAP machine for four years and tolerating it less and less over the last year I asked my Pulmonologist for a referral to explore the option of a mouth appliance instead. Upon meeting Lita and Dr. Rich I was thoroughly informed, encouraged, and hopeful about using an appliance in
lieu of the C-PAP. I LOVE IT!! The first night I noticed a wealth of rushing air in my throat. It was comforting and I looked forward to sleeping that night. The next morning I felt like I got a good night of sleep. And the 30 second teeth-tapping exercise for my jaw was quick-and-easy. A no-brainer to support my normal bite. Soon a sleep study will reveal exactly how much relief I am getting! So excited.
I’m so thankful I found out about the mandibular advancement device offered by Dr. Rich. For years my husband had to deal with my loud snoring. I finally decided to do something about it. After a successful deviated septum surgery, I still snored, so I was referred to a sleep study and was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea. During the sleep study, I was fitted for a cpap machined that made me feel uncomfortable and claustrophobic. In addition, I’m a stomach and side sleeper so I knew the bulky tubes weren’t for me. After meeting with Dr. Rich and his wonderful staff, it was decided that the MAD would be a good fit for me. I’m so happy with the results! I no longer snore, and I wake up feeling refreshed and well-rested after seven hours of sleep. The mouthpiece is comfortable and doesn’t bother me at all. I highly recommend going the route and choosing Dr. Rich.
I would recommend Dr. Rich to other clients; he has been the most comforting of dentists I have met, and I really feel like he cares about my personal health and has my best interest in mind. His manner is relax and calm, and his smile engages easy conversation.
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.