We are very excited to announce our new collaboration with
DENT Neurologic Institute!
Our group has partnered with Dent Neurologic in their Integrative Program for Cognitive Decline. We are working to provide evidenced based regenerative nutrition therapy for Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer's disease, in collaboration with Dent's outstanding functional medicine teams at both the Dent Tower (Amherst) and Sterling Medical Center (Orchard Park).
In Dent Tower, we are located in suite 401 alongside Jeffrey I Goldberg DDS PLLC and Advanced Care Physical Therapy. In addition to our work within the Dent program, we are extremely fortunate to work with these two amazing practices. As health care professionals who embrace healing and prevention through an integrative and functional approach, we are overjoyed to be working alongside a team that offers personalized treatment via conservative and effective measures.
Dr. Goldberg is a skilled dentist providing treatment for sleep apnea, chronic facial pain, and jaw dysfunction/TMJ. These conditions left untreated can lead to poor nutrition and decreased metabolism. Untreated sleep apnea has been shown to cause resistance to weight loss and increased risk for chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity, and dementia.
As dietitians, our group regularly sees patients who are unable to lose weight due to untreated sleep apnea. This is because complex hormonal changes occur as a result of inadequate sleep, leading to accelerated fat storage and retention. Some patients go untreated because they do not feel compatible with CPAP therapy (continuous positive airway pressure machines). Dr. Goldberg's sleep apnea dental appliances are an outstanding alternative option because they are minimally invasive and fit like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer.
Additionally, under Dr. Goldberg's care, individuals with chronic facial and jaw pain can benefit from dental appliance therapy for TMJ and other conditions of the jaw. Our experienced dietitian at this location, Noelle Citarella (DeSantis), MS, RDN, CDN, will create a custom nutrition plan for these patients, built to reduce inflammation and muscle loss of the jaw while accommodating food texture and consistency needs to minimize pain. To learn more about Dr. Goldberg, visit his website by clicking on the link below:
Another shining professional in our collaboration is Dr. Kristy Frye, Physical Therapist and Vice President of Advanced Care Physical Therapy. She specializes in treatment of the neck, head, and facial pain, as well as spine, and extremity rehabilitation.
According to Dr. Frye, “As a physical therapist, I am able to follow my patients from beginning to end. This allows me to be more involved and creative with their rehabilitation program. Each person is unique and we need to mold our treatment concepts to fit the individual.” To learn more about Dr. Frye, visit her website by clicking on the link below: