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Dr. Jacques Doueck Brooklyn, New York

563 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 339-7982
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Dr. Doueck is a Diplomate of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines. He has earned this distinction through a rigorous educational, experiential and testing process. ACSDD Diplomates are educated experts in the field of dental sleep medicine.
Dr. Doueck is a certified Medicare DME provider. He speaks nationally and trains other dentists in oral appliance therapy and state-of-the-art dentistry,

Dr. Doueck is a staff member at local sleep labs, providing oral appliance therapy for CPAP intolerant patients.

Dr. Doueck is a member of the American Dental Association and serves on the District Claims Committee for the state society. Dr. Doueck  keeps up with the latest advances in dentistry while interacting and exchanging experience with other like-minded dentists.

He is a clinical consultant for the Dental Advisor, a monthly journal that reviews current dental materials and techniques. Dr. Doueck writes a monthly article on state-of-the-art dentistry for “Image”  and “Community” magazines.

Dr. Doueck enjoys “high tech’ dentistry and restorative dentistry with an emphasis on treating sleep apnea and snoring through the use of oral appliances instead of the CPAP mask, hose and machine.

Dr. Doueck is certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry in the use of hard and soft tissue lasers. Dr. Doueck has completed a one year postgraduate course in fixed and removable prosthodontics Dr Doueck presents a course entitle Listen to this before you buy your next piece of new technology. The ultimate use of technology is the right tool at the right time. Dr. Doueck teaches participating dentists the ins and outs of state-of-the-art dental equipment. He teaches doctors that by maximizing the use of technology in the dental practice their dentistry can be better, faster, and easier for the patient. 

Dr. Doueck will be presenting a program entitled “Pitfalls of Treating Sleep Apnea” at the Greater New York Dental Meeting. The Javitts Center hosts the GNYDM which is one of the world’s largest International Dental Congresses. This is where thousands of dentists get together to listen to the latest advances in materials and techniques. There are over 1200 exhibits showcasing the latest in 21st century technology. Dentists attend continuing education courses, workshops and projected clinics. Dr. Doueck’s audience is always a room full of bottom-line no-nonsense dentists that come to learn something new.

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Jul312015

Abandoning CPAP Treatment, Dr. Jacques Doueck, Brooklyn, New York

Some patients who have sleep apnea and have been treating the problem with a CPAP machine abandon the treatment because they cannot tolerate the machine. If that’s your situation, Dr. Jacques Doueck has a warning for you in this report.

Some people who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and have been told to use a CPAP machine or an oral appliance stop doing so for some reason. In the case of a CPAP machine, the usual reason is that the patient can’t tolerate it. The problem is, says Dr. Doueck, that you are putting yourself at some risk by abandoning treatment.

First of all, says Dr. Doueck, sleep apnea is the number one cause of nighttime stroke, and that is very serious. Sleep apnea is also associated with uncontrolled high blood pressure. Someone who is taking blood pressure medication but suffers from untreated sleep apnea may find that the medication is unable to do what it is supposed to do.

Proper treatment of sleep apnea can make important differences in someone’s life. And today, there are alternatives to CPAP. One very good one is a custom-made oral appliance from a dentist. These appliances are comfortable and easy to adjust. An oral appliance might be just the solution to get someone out of sleep apnea jeopardy.

Dr. Jacques Doueck, DDS, practices with Doueck Dental Sleep Medicine, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Doueck is a diplomate, American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He holds membership in the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Minimally Invasive Biomimetic Dentistry. He hosts a 45 minute weekly radio show on various health topics. He is a clinical consultant for the Dental Advisor, a monthly journal that reviews current dental materials and techniques. Dr. Doueck writes a monthly article on state-of-the-art dentistry for “Image” and “Community” magazines. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.

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Jul312015

Questions for Patients, Dr. Jacques Doueck, Brooklyn, New York

Patients often have questions for their dentists, but Dr. Jacques Doueck says that he often has questions for his patients. He explains in this report.

One question for patients with sleep problems is, “Do you find that you need to sleep with two or three pillows, or do you like to sleep in an upright position?” Not surprisingly, says Dr. Doueck, many patients reply that they prefer to sleep almost upright. This is often the result of a sleep apnea issue. When you fall asleep, your tongue falls to the back of your throat. “Gravity is working against us.” Your sleep position can have a big effect on your ability to breathe while sleeping.

If sleeping upright is the response to the question, Dr. Doueck strongly suggests that the person should get a diagnosis to see if sleep apnea is the problem. If so, it is a serious problem and needs to be treated. And even though someone sleeps sitting up, sleep apnea can still occur and adversely affect someone’s health.

Another question for patients is, “Do you stay on the go all day and then crash at night?” The reason for the question is that some people with sleep apnea cope with being tired by drinking lots of caffeine to keep them going. They are not getting the refreshing sleep they need, and their bodies are crying out for oxygen. Their bodies are not able to repair themselves at night. People in this situation who get treated for sleep apnea usually find that they feel better during the day and don’t have such a craving for caffeine.

Another question Dr. Doueck asks his patients is this: “Do you dream?” The reason this matters is that people with sleep apnea don’t dream. They are unable to reach the deep sleep and REM sleep they need because repeated blockages of their airways keep them at level two sleep. They are asleep, but they are not getting the refreshing sleep their bodies need. Some sleep apnea patients report that they dream, but their dreams are very frightening—dreams of drowning or choking. Someone with these dreams have severe sleep apnea. The answer: get a diagnosis and get treatment for sleep apnea.

Dr. Jacques Doueck, DDS, practices with Doueck Dental Sleep Medicine, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Doueck is a diplomate, American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He holds membership in the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Minimally Invasive Biomimetic Dentistry. He hosts a 45 minute weekly radio show on various health topics. He is a clinical consultant for the Dental Advisor, a monthly journal that reviews current dental materials and techniques. Dr. Doueck writes a monthly article on state-of-the-art dentistry for “Image” and “Community” magazines. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.

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Jul312015

Patients Who Are Tired, Dentist Dr. Jacques Doueck, Brooklyn, New York

What is the number one reason that people with sleep apnea come to see Dr. Jacques Doueck? In this report, he explains what the problem is and how it can be solved.

Dr. Doueck says that the biggest reason people come to see him (other than for snoring) is that they are tired during the daytime. They know something is wrong. “I’m getting eight hours of sleep every night, but I’m tired all the time.” They’ve heard that there is a connection between being tired all the time and sleep apnea. And, says Dr. Doueck, they are exactly right.

When a patient comes in with this complaint, Dr. Doueck explains, a sleep study will be done on the patient, and it will probably show sleep apnea. The first treatment option for sleep apnea, the gold standard, is a CPAP machine. But for a lot of people, CPAP is not an option. They are uncomfortable with the mask and stop using the machine. When patients who can’t tolerate CPAP come to see Dr. Doueck, they will be fitted with a custom-made oral appliance. And much of the time, that solves the problem. These patients no longer complain of being tired.

Some patients claim that they are never tired. They came because they were snoring, but they aren’t aware of being tired. The reason, says Dr. Doueck, is that we live in a caffeinated society. People love coffee, and it is the beautiful drug that gets them through their days. The coffee hides the tiredness. Most of these people are sleep apnea patients who end up with an oral appliance. And later, they discover they don’t need so much coffee to get through the day.

Dr. Doueck points out again that sleep apnea deprives a patient of restful sleep by blocking the patient’s airway and preventing the body from achieving the level three sleep the body requires. The blockages can occur hundreds of time during the night. Some people who suffer from headaches notice that the headaches go away after their sleep apnea is treated.

So, as Dr. Doueck emphasizes again, treating sleep apnea is important, and the human body gets many benefits from a proper night of sleep. And in the treatment of sleep apnea, the custom-made oral appliances are a powerful tool. The appliances are comfortable, and patients who get them tend to use them and benefit.

Dr. Jacques Doueck, DDS, practices with Doueck Dental Sleep Medicine, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Doueck is a diplomate, American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He holds membership in the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Minimally Invasive Biomimetic Dentistry. He hosts a 45 minute weekly radio show on various health topics. He is a clinical consultant for the Dental Advisor, a monthly journal that reviews current dental materials and techniques. Dr. Doueck writes a monthly article on state-of-the-art dentistry for “Image” and “Community” magazines. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.

Friday
Jul312015

Sleep Loss, Dentist Dr. Jacques Doueck, Brooklyn, New York

Some people find themselves coming up short on their sleep at night—maybe getting only four hours—and hope to make it up by sleeping in on weekends. Dr. Jacques Doueck explains what is wrong with that theory in this report.

Dr. Doueck says that playing “sleep catch-up” by sleeping late on weekends is not a substitute for lost sleep. A study by the Sleep Center at the University of Chicago that followed a group of students who slept only four hours for six consecutive nights. The study found that the volunteers developed high blood pressure, higher level of the stress hormone cortisol, and they produced only half the normal number of antibodies to a flu vaccine. It is apparent that sleep deprivation has a serious effect on the human body. And, Dr. Doueck points out, sleep apnea is a form of sleep deprivation.

The body goes through a number of levels in a normal overnight sleep cycle. At level one, a light sleep, a sleeper can be readily awakened. At level two, Dr. Doueck says, a sleeper will not readily awaken but is still not at the level to get refreshing sleep. That refreshing sleep does not arrive until a sleeper reaches level three. The problem sleep apnea patients have is that they can’t get past level two because a blockage develops in the airway. This can occur as much as a hundred times in an hour. The blockage pulls a sleeper back to level two sleep and away from the refreshing sleep the body requires.

Dr. Doueck explains that the body needs to repair itself every day by getting restful sleep with an abundant supply of oxygen. Sleep apnea patients have a number of problems, including increased heart rate and blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to stroke. Other problems can include headaches, acid reflux, clenching the teeth, and many others. Treating sleep apnea can get a person out of that sleep debt that can never be repaid.

Dr. Jacques Doueck, DDS, practices with Doueck Dental Sleep Medicine, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Doueck is a diplomate, American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He holds membership in the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Minimally Invasive Biomimetic Dentistry. He hosts a 45 minute weekly radio show on various health topics. He is a clinical consultant for the Dental Advisor, a monthly journal that reviews current dental materials and techniques. Dr. Doueck writes a monthly article on state-of-the-art dentistry for “Image” and “Community” magazines. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.

Friday
Jul312015

Sleep Apnea Health Effects, Dentist Dr. Jacques Doueck, Brooklyn, New York

Sleep apnea is more than just snoring. There are a number of negative health effects associated with OSA. Dr. Jacques Doueck explains the health problems in this report.

Dr. Doueck says that when someone is sleeping, the body tries to go down to level three sleep, the deep sleep stage. A person with sleep apnea has an event that is similar to choking. The event does not waken a sleeper, but it does pull the body back to level two sleep. The effect of the airway blockage is that the sleeper’s body does not get the abundant oxygen it needs to repair the body during sleep. Several health problems appear in patients with sleep apnea.

One of the things commonly found in sleep apnea patients, says Dr. Doueck, is uncontrolled high blood pressure. This is caused by the choking effect of sleep apnea. Heart beat rate and blood pressure both rise in response to the event. “And that’s happening every single time there’s a blockage.”

Another symptom Dr. Doueck frequently sees that is closely connected to sleep apnea is acid reflux, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). The condition brings up stomach acid into the esophagus. The reason this happens has to do with the body’s reaction to the sleep apnea event. When a blockage occurs, the chest muscles contract to push back and open the airway. However, the contraction also pushes stomach acid upward, and the esophagus gets negative pressure, which helps to suck the acid upward. This is not only uncomfortable but has the potential to permanently damage the esophagus.

Yet another sleep apnea problem can be frequent urination. Dr. Doueck explains that the choking effect of sleep apnea, perhaps hundreds of times each night, causes the body to mimic congestive heart failure. The result is the production of hormones that signal the body that it needs to urinate. There are a number of symptoms that vanish with the successful treatment of sleep apnea.

Among the treatment options are a CPAP machine and an oral dental appliance. Dr. Doueck notes that a number of people cannot tolerate CPAP but do fine with oral appliances, and his practice has an 80% success rate with those appliances. CPAP can be 100% successful for patients who will use it. Dr. Doueck says that the reports he has gotten suggest that half of the people who get CPAP machines stop using them.

Dr. Jacques Doueck, DDS, practices with Doueck Dental Sleep Medicine, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Doueck is a diplomate, American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He holds membership in the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Minimally Invasive Biomimetic Dentistry. He hosts a 45 minute weekly radio show on various health topics. He is a clinical consultant for the Dental Advisor, a monthly journal that reviews current dental materials and techniques. Dr. Doueck writes a monthly article on state-of-the-art dentistry for “Image” and “Community” magazines. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.