Entries by Dr. Owen Mandanas

Here’s Why You Should Go to a SMART Certified Dentist in Anchorage

If you’ve opened this blog, you are probably wondering what “SMART certified dentist” means. Our very own Dr. Mandanas is a SMART certified dentist in Anchorage. We are very excited to share how this certification makes us different from other dentists and what makes it so beneficial to our patients! You’ll learn why going to […]

How Dentists Care for Children with Behavioral Disorders

If your child has a behavioral disorder like oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorder (CD), or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may be wondering what your options are for dental treatment. In general, children with behavioral disorders are more likely to have poor oral health. According to a recent study, children with behavioral disorders […]

What Does Sleep Apnea Do to My Body?

Have sleep apnea? Here’s how the story goes, from your body’s perspective: You fall asleep. Your body relaxes all your muscles, including those in your throat. Uh oh. When your throat muscles relaxed, the tissues in your throat blocked your airway. Your body responds by waking you up, hoping to breathe. Not only were you […]

You Can Have Sleep Apnea and Not Know It – Here Are the Signs

It is estimated that 80% of people who have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea go undiagnosed. That’s a shocking statistic when you consider how detrimental sleep apnea can be to one’s quality of life! As an integrative dentist, I (Dr. Mandanas) have a few ways to identify patients who are more likely to have […]