Dr. Ronald Cox, DDS, D-ABDSM has been practicing general dentistry for over thirty years. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, he holds a dental license in both Colorado and North Carolina, where he has owned and operated dental offices in both states. He has been in North Carolina since 1996, where he sold his practice in Stanley, North Carolina in 2014.

“My story along the path of Dental Sleep Medicine began during my time in Stanley. Well over a decade ago, I had a patient tell me that his wife was complaining of his snoring and asked me if I could help.” Although he was already a seasoned dentist, Dr. Cox realized that he, (like the majority of dentists), had little or no training on the problem. “Once I learned how widespread and underdiagnosed the problem of obstructive sleep apnea really is, and how serious the consequences are, I could no longer look at my patients every day and realize that there was little I could do to help.”

After he sold his practice in Stanley, Dr. Cox continued on this journey. Dr. Cox believes higher standards for dental sleep medicine translates into better care for patients and greater accountability. For this reason, Dr. Cox earned his Diplomate credential from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine which is the most prestigious credential and is recognized as the gold standard for excellence in dental sleep medicine.

“As my passion for this has grown, my goals and purpose have changed. I now want to make a difference by educating dentists, (to get more eyes on the problem), educating the public about the risks and providing a bridge to help get those affected get the proper diagnosis and care. Lastly, I want to work with the medical community to treat those diagnosed with OSA, where I can, to possibly lengthen lifespans and improve the quality of people’s lives. This is why I created Good Night Dentistry.”

Graduate- University of Nebraska Dental College, 1984 DDS
Undergraduate- University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1980 BS in Life Sciences
Board certified in Dental Sleep Medicine done his fellowship at Tuffs university 2019-2020

Continuing Education:
2020 Tufts University Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency, Boston, MA
2018 University of North Carolina Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency, Chapel Hill, NC
Additionally, over 200 hours coursework on Dental Sleep Medicine through the AADSM, Spencer Study Club, OSA University, and recent Hinman Dental Meetings since 2016.

Affiliations/ Memberships:
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
American Dental Association (ADA)
North Carolina Dental Society (NCDS)
Iredell County Dental Society
Spencer Study Club

The key to your good night’s sleep might be through dental sleep medicine. For more information or to schedule an appointment in the Mooresville area, contact us online or by phone today.

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