Our mission at Sleep Well Northwest is to get you on your way to a better night’s sleep. We constantly strive to exceed the expectations of our patients by delivering dental sleep medicine treatments at the highest degree of quality and comfort possible. Dr. Marinkovich’s clinic is the only accredited dental sleep clinic by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine in the Area. Dr. Marinkovich, certified by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, always stays abreast of the latest techniques and materials, utilizing only proven effective techniques with a track record for success.
Obstructive Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing during sleep. An individual iwth sleep apnea is rarely aware of having difficulty breathing, even upon awakening. Sleep Apnea is recognized as a problem by others witnessing the individual during episodes or is suspected because of its effects on the body. Symptoms may be present for years (or even decades) without identification, during which time the sufferer may become conditioned to the daytime sleepiness and fatigue associated with significant levels of sleep disturbance.
Dr. Steve Marinkovich graduated from the University of Washington Dental School and continues his dental and dental sleep medicine education every year. He keeps up with all of the latest treatments in dentistry and DSM to better serve his patients. He presently serves part time on the clinical faculty at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Restorative Dentistry, and is credentialed by the Certification Board of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. There are not many dentists with this distinction.
Steve is also one of the very few dentists in the area that has been honored with the prestigious fellowship in both the American and International Colleges of Dentists. Membership to these organizations are gained through nomination by one’s peers, based on professional integrity, caliber of treatment, and outstanding service to the community and the profession.
In the past, for six years, Dr. M was a member of the Washington State Board of Dental Examiners, (the folks who test dentists and issue licenses to practice in this state), including serving as the board’s president. Acting as a Consultant to two different insurance companies and an investigator for the State of Washington, with regard to fairness in health care issues, along with activity in dental organizations, have been valuable learning experiences to add to his diverse expertise.
Steve adores all forms of sports, most notably golf, fly fishing, and tries to stay fit with exercise. He and his wife enjoy travel and going to the movies. Be sure to ask about our annual Academy Award contest. Our patients love it!