Dr. Jelinek Is a Diplomate!
SO, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR YOU?
In 2015, Dr. Jelinek became a recognized Diplomate with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Other than now being able to add another accolade to his extensive resume, this distinction gives Dr. Jelinek an edge in helping patients treat sleep apnea and other craniofacial sleeping disorders. In addition, Dr. Jelinek is now 1 of just 3 Diplomates in the Washington, D.C., area. In order to achieve this status, practitioners adhere to extensive training and studying. First, dental experts submit their prerequisites for obtaining certification to the board. This includes proof of a dental license, letters of recommendation, and proof of work at a sleep center. Next, after hours of studying, practitioners complete a rigorous exam within a two week period.
can take the knowledge they have gained in the field of sleep medicine and actually help patients. So, step three in the Diplomate process is submitting 10 oral appliance therapy cases to the board for certification. If these cases show the practitioner’s work has been a significant benefit to the field, they will then be considered for Diplomate status. Finally, in order to earn the status and maintain it, a Diplomate must stay abreast with the latest research regarding dental sleep medicine. The board provides the Diplomate with regular training and access to resources across the sleep medicine community. Voluntarily, Dr. Jelinek joined a mastermind group to collaborate with other top-notch sleep practices throughout the country to better serve his patients. Dr. Jelinek’s dedication to helping patients live healthier, happier lives through dental sleep medicine motivated him to seek additional
education and achieve his Diplomate status. Being 1 of 3 recognized Diplomates in the Washington, D.C., area provides treatments and education for local patients from a professional who regularly continues his education and expands his knowledge base. With the addition of this certification to his sleep disordered breathing treatment toolkit, Dr. Jelinek has a direct collaboration link to hundreds of other Diplomates and specialists across the country, positioning him as a local expert with sleep medicine specialists at his fingertips. Learn more about Dr. Jelinek’s qualifications and treatment specialties at NorthernVirginiaDental.com. Schedule an appointment to treat your sleep apnea by calling 703-584-5996.
In addition to the educational background and achievements, Diplomates must prove they
Paleo Breakfast Casserole
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth (optional: substitute with water)
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
2 strips bacon, cut into squares 1 large sweet potato, spiralized or grated
1 tsp paprika
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups spinach
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