We have been helping people just like you for more than 25 years. Whether you are struggling with poor sleep, daytime sleepiness, low energy, health problems affected by your sleep, or you just want to resolve snoring that impacts the sleep of your loved ones, we can help you find a solution that works.
At our office we take the necessary time with you and we truly listen. We will customize effective treatments based on your individual needs. We have extensive knowledge and experience managing snoring and sleep apnea using oral appliance therapy. We will help you choose the most comfortable and effective device for your specific situation from one of the ten different appliances that we utilize.
From your first phone call to our office to the day your treatment is complete, we offer a unique, more enjoyable healthcare experience. Everyone in our office is devoted to creating a seamless process for your care, ultimately helping you reclaim better sleep and optimal health.
Sleep is essential to good health. During sleep, the body and mind heal, restore and recharge in order to provide you with the energy you need to live your life fully.
When a patient suffers from snoring or sleep apnea they experience disrupted sleep and stoppages in breathing night after night. This affects their overall health and wellbeing, can lead to both physical and mental health issues, and has been shown to increase the likelihood of chronic health problems.
Dr. Parker is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. From 1983-2000 he provided care in a practice focused on managing TMJ problems, head, neck and facial pain. In 1992, he expanded his practice to include treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Since 2001, he has focused his practice full-time on dental sleep medicine.
Dr. Parker has become one of the country’s leading experts and teachers in the field. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He has authored a number of research articles and abstracts evaluating the effectiveness of oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Parker has lectured internationally on evaluation and treatment of snoring and OSA. He is well-known for developing innovative techniques and protocols to improve patient care and treatment success in dental sleep medicine.
Dr. Parker is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He is a past president of the board of directors of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a charter member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). He received the AADSM's prestigious Distinguished Service Award in 2003.
received his undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas and graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1988. After graduating, he served 4 years in the Navy and joined Southern Heights Dental group in 1993. His special interest in helping people with sleep apnea and TMJ problems led him to join the Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center in Edina in January 2015 where he utilizes his exceptional skills to help patients who are good candidates for oral appliance therapy.
Dr. Forslund is also considered a leader in the field of dental sleep medicine. He teaches courses for other dentists and their staff members who are interested in providing oral appliance therapy to their patients.
He is married with two children and enjoys activities such as running, biking, swimming and boating with his family.
Dr. Forslund is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
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