Inna Shturman, D.D.S., Dental Medicine Providers
Inna Shturman, D.D.S., Dental Medicine Providers

Dr. Inna graduated with an award of excellence from the Las Vegas Institute for Advance Dental Studies in the understanding and implementation of neuromuscular principles (2002). In 2004 she opened The Center for Neuromuscular Dentistry in Sacramento, specializing in treating people who suffered with problems associated with TMJ. The success of the treatment for these patients (97%) is astonishing. During the course of treating her patients she became aware that many of them had issues associated with sleep apnea. Consequently she decided to pursue extensive post graduate training in the dental approach to obstructive sleep apnea.

Dental sleep apnea oral appliances are very consistent with the theory and really go hand in hand with neuromuscular orthotic therapy. Once again since Dr. Inna added this to her practice the results have been outstanding.

Dr. Inna has now decided to expand these two areas (TMJ & OSA) and has opened two new offi ces in San Mateo and San Francisco (Dental Medicine Providers).


Dental Oral Appliance therapy involves the selection, design, fitting, and adjustments of a specifically designed oral appliance that is worn during sleep and maintains an opened and unobstructed airway in the throat. They are similar to orthodontic retainers. With a few necessary adjustments they have many advantages over other forms of treatment. These appliances are comfortable to wear while sleeping, small & portable, and easy to care for and are very reasonable in cost.

Last year both the American Sleep Disorders Association and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine published in their practice parameters the recommendation of oral appliances as a first-line treatment for snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and for CPAP patients who prefer, do not respond, or have compliance problems. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine further states that dental oral appliances should be fitted by qualifi ed dental personnel who are specifi cally trained and experienced in the overall health of the  temporomandibular joint, dental occlusion and associated oral structures.

Dental Medicine Providers is offering complimentary consultations at all 3 of their locations.

In San Francisco call (415) 685-4277, in San Mateo call (650) 425-7521 and in Sacramento call (916) 737-6453. You can visit them on the web at