Dr. Earl K. Bogrow, DDS, FAGD, D-ABDSM
Earl K. Bogrow, DDA, FAGD, D-ABDSM, has been in private practice in Southfield, Michigan in general dentistry since 1981. He graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1979, and completed a residency at the Department of Dental Health in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1981. In 2008, he began treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Bogrow had been diagnosed with OSA and was placed on CPAP therapy, a device worn while sleeping that provides constant positive air pressure, but found a more successful treatment using an adjustable oral appliance. Since then, Dr. Bogrow has received extensive training and education in the field of sleep medicine. In 2012, Dr. Bogrow received certification from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is dedicated to helping his patients overcome the potential health risks and life-threatening consequences associated with untreated OSA. These risks include daytime drowsiness and drowsy driving, hypertension, GERD, stroke, and diabetes. Dr. Bogrow offers his patients oral appliance therapy as an optional snoring treatment and OSA in place of the standard treatments which include surgical intervention or use of CPAP. As an experienced practitioner in oral appliance therapy, Dr. Bogrow works closely with primary care and sleep physicians in:
- Screening his patients for OSA and snoring
- Selecting, customizing and fitting appropriate adjustable oral appliances
- Providing a home testing unit to help verify correct titration of the appliance
- Referring his patients back to their sleep physicians for follow up Polysomnography (PSG) or Home Sleep Test (HST)
- Scheduling routine follow up exams to maintain and ensure proper fit of the oral appliance
Dr. Bogrow is a Diplomate and Board Certified member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. (AADSM) He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and belongs to the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, the L. D. Pankey Alumni Association, and the Detroit Dental Clinic Club.