Welcome to VIA Health Group Experts in Airway Dentistry and Treating Chronic Pain and Sleep-disorder Breathing

At VIA Health Group, we are privileged to serve patients in and around Canton, the greater Akron, and the northeast Ohio region. However, we also have patients who travel from other states, often long distances, to benefit from our team’s considerable skill and an array of sophisticated, in-house technologies. Our dentist, Dr. Jeff Danner, is a craniofacial sleep medicine certified provider. That means that Dr. Danner has the depth and breadth of training and expertise to effectively, comfortably, and promptly resolve jaw and facial pain, stiffness, migraines, and other chronic symptoms that can adversely affect your day-to-day life and overall well-being.

Dr. Danner’s extensive international training in the highly specialized area of craniofacial pain, temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) dysfunction or disorders, sleep-disordered breathing and sleep apnea, and bruxism (teeth grinding) has restored the quality of life for individuals near and far who formerly suffered from persistent migraines, jaw locking or mobility issues, daytime fatigue, and other symptoms of these conditions (or related conditions). Disorders such as sleep apnea have been associated with several dangerous complications, including an increased risk of developing hypertension and cardiovascular incidents. It has been highly satisfying for our team to transform our patients’ lives for the better and to help them to avoid potentially life-altering complications. 

Treatment, not just “symptom relief”

Additionally, we can facilitate these transformations conservatively, efficiently, and non-invasively with oral appliance therapy. Oral appliances promote healthy breathing by repositioning the tissues that block the airway during sleep. The tongue and throat tissues may become so lax that they prevent uninterrupted breathing through the night. It is essential to get to the root cause of the problem, which provides sustained relief and real change. For us, intervention is about more than merely “masking” the problem or resolving the symptoms with pain-relieving drugs. 

We may find that orthodontic problems are to blame for conditions such as TMJDs; for instance, treatment may be necessary to bring harmony and balance to the interconnected oral structures and tissues that support healthy function. Proper alignment and bite release the stress placed on the TM joints, which leads to the likes of radiating facial pain, tension headaches, earaches, jaw locking, and tinnitus (“ringing of the ears”). The root cause of these symptoms can often be corrected without cumbersome, low-compliance CPAP therapy or invasive and unnecessary surgical interventions. 

Advanced precision diagnostics further complements Dr. Danner’s considerable experience and expertise. We use non-invasive digital scanning and advanced 3-D radiography (x-rays) to accurately evaluate the anatomical features of your mouth and associated structures. These tools give us a clear and detailed picture of the state and function of the oral cavity and maxillofacial tissues, which is then applied to inform the most effective treatment plans to resolve the underlying problem(s) or imbalances efficiently. Move forward from your symptoms. Enjoy your life to the fullest. Start the process today by calling us at (330) 915-3390 or filling out the pre-screening assessment on this website. 

Dr. Jeff danner with his friends

Sleep-Apnea Is A Medical
Problem With A Dental Solution

Dr. Jeff Danner

CRANIOFACIAL SLEEP MEDICINE
CERTIFIED PROVIDER

Dr. Jeff Danner has successfully treated patients worldwide suffering from jaw joint and facial pain, headaches, and sleep apnea. He offers that expertise and his years of experience to patients in Canton, Ohio, and New York, NY, providing a comprehensive system for eliminating facial, jaw, and head pain and alleviating related issues of often unrecognized sleep-disordered breathing.

Dr. Jeff Danner
Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Association
International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
International Congress of Oral Implantologists
American Academy of Facial Esthetics

Our Services

Snoring/Sleep Apnea

Snoring may be common, but it’s NOT normal. We offer treatment for sleep abnormalities that cause snoring, gasping, apnea, and other interrupted sleep patterns.

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TMJ/Jaw Pain

For patients struggling with pain or locking in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), oral appliance therapy offers a comfortable and comprehensive solution.

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Headaches & Migraines

An open airway during sleep can provide much-needed oxygen and relief for sufferers of frequent headaches, migraines, and neck pain.

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C-PAP Alternative

Not everyone wants to sleep with a big mask on their head. We have comfortable alternative treatments that allow you to travel and get quality sleep anywhere you go.

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Tinnitus/Ringing in the Ears

Chronic and persistent ringing in the ears (called tinnitus) may be caused by inflammation related to airway obstruction and can be relieved with custom treatment.

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Daytime Fatigue

Regularly waking up sleepy in the morning and feeling drowsy during the day is a common symptom of sleep-disordered breathing, which can be easily treated.

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Our Simple Process to the
Restful Sleep You Deserve

01

Evaluation

We’ll perform a comprehensive oral evaluation for signs & symptoms of sleep disorders, including high-tech diagnostic imagery with 3D digital X-rays & scans to view your Airway.

02

Home Sleep Test

No need to go to a lab and get hooked up with wires like a test subject. We have home sleep testing that allows you to get a more genuine night’s sleep during testing.

03

Treatment

We commonly treat sleep disorders with proprietary custom oral appliance therapy to comfortably open your Airway for restful sleep with no mask or hose.

04

Reap The Benefits

Our patients frequently experience not only improvement in their sleep but also in their overall health. Quality sleep increases energy, decreases stress, and reduces the risk of disease.

Concerned About
Developing Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea
Do you snore excessively? Do you suffer from daytime fatigue? Do you awake during the night with shortness of breath? You may suffer from the life-threatening sleep disorder known as sleep apnea. About 1 in every 15 Americans suffer from sleep apnea and it is a problem that many don’t even realize they might have. But what does this have to do with dentistry? Because sleep apnea is caused by an airway obstruction, the disorder can be treated through the mouth. The Thorton adjustable positioner, or Tap appliance is one of the more popular ways to treat sleep apnea. When the jawbone yes lax, the tongue and soft tissue obstruct the airway. The tap appliance advances the jaw bone, allowing the air to flow freely and making sleep more restful throughout the night. If you think you might suffer from sleep apnea, talk to your dentist today about possible treatment options.

There is one more group that can benefit from the Vivos Biometric Oral Appliance: those whose oral structure will cause sleep apnea in the future.

These fortunate individuals can act now to prevent the harmful effects of this sleep disorder.

Success Stories

Airway Solutions

Woman sleeping at bed

Dentist Uncovers A Hidden Medical Condition With A Simple “Sleepiness” Tool

His wife was totally shocked. She had no idea that her husband was that tired. “Do you feel tired often? Are you sleepy during the day? Do you struggle with fatigue? Read more

Snoring man problem

3 Patients Who Didn’t Know Their Dental Problems Were Caused By Sleep Apnea

I told her we could straighten her teeth, but the question was, why is this happening in the first place?” Dr. Danner’s Sleep apnea was shifting her teeth. Read more

Woman suffering from jaw pain

How Can Dentists Treat Ringing In The Ears?

Did you know that modern dentistry can treat ringing in your ears? Dr. Danner has been using oral appliances to help patients address ringing in their ears for years. READ MORE