Luis G. Acosta, DMD, D.ABDSM
Dr. Luis G. Acosta received his dental degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. The following year he completed a one year General Practice Residency (GPR) at the V.A. Medical Hospital in Gainesville, FL before establishing his roots in the Orlando area in 1999. Dr. Acosta is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) with recognition of Qualified Sleep Dentist, Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM), member of American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), member of American Dental Association (ADA).
Dr. Acosta noticed over a few years that his daily energy level would vary from day to day. He exercised, ate healthy, slept his required 7-8 hrs, passed his annual physical examination, but something was still not right. He was told that his sleeping pattern involved snoring, grinding, and gasping. With all this information, Dr. Acosta searched to find answers and after taking a home sleep test, he was diagnosed with mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This opened up a new opportunity to learn about sleep medicine, so Dr. Acosta began his extensive study with dental sleep medicine. With all this new found knowledge, Dr. Acosta began to treat himself and was surprised to find out how important airway stability during sleep can effect the body. Breathing properly during sleep was his missing link to a energy filled life.
Dental Sleep Medicine has become his passion to help others with Sleep Breathing Disorder . He is committed to maximizing successful options for patients who suffer from sleep breathing disorders . He has received continuing education and training from nationally known, Board Certified Dentists and Physicians specializing in sleep breathing disorder treatment. Dr. Acosta has passed all examinations to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a Qualified Sleep Dentist with American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Our office adheres to practice protocols from AASM and AADSM that are consistent with the highest levels of patient care.
We welcome referrals for the treatment of snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea. With the latest research, techniques, and advancements in the sleep dental field, Dr. Acosta is committed to treating his patients with the highest standard and state- of-the-art technology to give them a long and healthy life.
We work closely with physicians, who recognize the importance of diagnosing and treating this illness. As awareness of the ill effects of OSA (hypertension, MI, CHF, stroke, fatigue, impotence, mood swings, and dozing accidents) increases in the public’s eye, all of medicine will begin to see an increasing number of patients asking questions about snoring and sleep apnea and seeking treatment options.
Outside of work, Dr. Acosta trains for triathlons and marathons. He enjoys volunteering in the community providing educational programs about oral health to elementary schools, to support groups for Parkinson’s Disease, and also provides sleep education to Dental Hygiene programs. He sponsors Down Syndrome Foundation of Central Florida in their annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Buddy Walk. Dr. Acosta also enjoys participating with international mission trips with his local Christian Church and Hands of Hope Ministry (Acts 20:35). But most of all, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.