Sleep Apnea

Hawaii's leader in sleep apnea treatments

Dr. Steve Wilhite is the only dentist in Hawaii who has the Diplomate Dentist designation with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Millions of people suffer from sleep apnea. With sleep apnea, the position of the structures of the mouth obstructs airflow during sleep, causing the patient to snore, and in some cases, to stop breathing for a minute or more. The quality of sleep for both the patient and their partner is greatly affected. Sleep apnea can lead to hypertension, stroke or heart failure if left untreated.

Dr. Wilhite has been at the forefront of treating sleep apnea since the early 1990s. To help patients control their sleep apnea, Dr. Wilhite uses an oral device with customized mouthpiece that comfortably repositions the structures of the mouth, allowing for clear breathing and uninterrupted sleep. If you suffer from snoring or think you may be at risk for sleep apnea, ask Dr. Wilhite about treatment today.

Dr. Wilhite has been featured on both HPR2 and KHON2 to discuss sleep apnea.

Listen to his segment on HPR2’s The Body Show