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Dr. Erika Mason | Sleep Apnea Treatment | Richmond, VA

Meet the Doctor

Erika C. Mason, DDS, D-ABDSM, D-ACSDD

Dr. Mason has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years but over the last 10+ years, she has limited her practice to Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM). In 2014 Dr. Mason completed the requirements to achieve a certification called “Diplomate” with Both the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) as well as with the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines ( ACSDD).

She has devoted the entirety of her practice to helping patients identify effective treatment solutions for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). She is a sought-after lecturer on subjects related to obstructive sleep apnea, advances in dental sleep medicine, and oral appliance therapy. She is a Consultant for various manufacturing companies- doing Alpha and Beta testing on new dental appliances or tweaking existing ones. She was honored to help with a Military Initiative in training Active Duty Dentist to be able to learn DSM and treat their soldiers back at their bases throughout the USA. This initiative has been for Active Duty Soldiers to be “Readiness Worthy/Ready” by having a dental device made for them so that they are deployable with a dental device that they can keep in the Pocket of their Right Arm. (This was at Ft. Bliss and Ft Bragg) To date(2019) the Military has trained around 300 dentists in DSM.

Dr. Mason’s patients know her as a dental professional with high standards and a genuine interest in her patient’s overall health and well-being. She is dedicated to seeking out opportunities for continuing education and expanding her knowledge to best serve her patients. In 2018 Dr. Mason was asked to be part of a “task force” to work on various issues for the AADSM. In Feb 2018, she was part of a team of educators who taught part of the Mastery Review Course for dentist getting ready to sit for their Diplomate Written Exam. At the 2019 National AADSM meeting in SanAntonio Dr.Mason presented a poster that will eventually be published in one of the Scientific Sleep Journals.

Professional Affiliations

Past-president of VADSM, Virginia Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the local VA chapter for Dental Sleep Medicine.

Dental Board Member of VASM, Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Commitee Member of AADSM, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine –an organization that provides collaboration, resources and professional guidelines in the treatment of sleep apnea with the dental oral appliances. Dr. Mason is currently completing her diplomate status for the AADSM.

Member of AASM, American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Diplomate of ACSDD, Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines.

Member of NSF, National Sleep Foundation.

Diplomate of ABDSM, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Creator and instructor for Sleep Better VA Hands-On Seminar Series, teaching introductory, as well as advanced courses. Teaching other dentists & their staff to incorporate sleep medicine into their practice.

Former Adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.

Meet the Team

Amy

PRACTICE MANAGER

Alene | Sleep Appliance Coordinator | Sleep Apnea | Richmond, VA
Alene

SLEEP APPLIANCE COORDINATOR

Sandy | Hygienist | Sleep Technician | Sleep Apnea | Richmond, VA
Sandy

HYGIENIST / SLEEP TECHNICIAN

Libby | Sleep Technician | Sleep Apnea | Richmond, VA
Libby

SLEEP TECHNICIAN

Anderson | Sleep/Lab Technician | Sleep Apnea | Richmond, VA
Anderson

SLEEP / LAB TECHNICIAN