gREGORY A. OSBORNE, dds, FADI
Dr. Gregory A. Osborne has been treating OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) patients with oral appliances for most of his career as a general dentist. His passion for helping others was ignited when several of his extended family were diagnosed with OSA. He has seen how effective oral appliances can be and how compliance is high even with patients that are intolerant to CPAP therapy.
Dr. Osborne has experience with many styles and brands of oral appliances that have been used successfully for his patients. He dedicates more and more of his clinical time to strictly practicing dental sleep medicine. Our office welcomes those patients that have complex medical histories and have exhausted other treatment options. He has developed a clinical staff that includes trained medical nurses that understand respiratory and systemic implications of sleep breathing disorders. He has met the challenge that all dentists have when working with medical insurance by partnering with a team of insurance experts that help our patients.
Graduated from UT Health Center Dental School in 1981
Adjunct Faculty Appointment since 2005 at the Dental School
AADSM (American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine)
ADA (American Dental Association)
TDA (Texas Dental Association)
SADDS (San Antonio District Dental Association)
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
FADI (Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International)
COURTNEY DANKO, BSN, RN
Courtney's experience as a Registered Nurse includes 9 years of comprehensive care for pre-term neonates and compromised newborns in a Level 3 NICU most recently at San Antonio's North Central Baptist Hospital and Christus Santa Rosa Hospital.
Courtney collaborated with a team of healthcare professionals to provide the most specialized plan of care for each patient, which included severe pulmonary compromised infants requiring extensive airway management.
She is passionate about preventive healthcare and firmly believes in the importance of educating those at risk for obstructive breathing conditions, including sleep apnea.
Ruben avalos, LVN, CDP, RDA
director of operations
Ruben’s experience as a nurse includes providing care to pulmonary compromised patients, as the Assistant Director of Nursing for a 120 bed Tracheotomy and Ventilator Facility, he provided care and managed treatments for patients with medical needs including tracheotomy care, partial and full ventilator dependence, gastric tube, cpap, bipap, and pulmonary and physical rehabilitation.
He continues to provide direct patient care for patients with ventilator dependence as well as assisting in the office with consultations for patients seeking to learn more about Mandibular Advancement Therapy and Combination Appliance Therapy.