Sleep Health Partners

Restoring Your Sleep & Reclaiming Your Life

Experience restful nights and energized days with our snoring treatment services in Portland, OR.

Regain Intimacy With Your Loved One

Improve Overall Health And Well-Being

Experience Renewed Energy And Vitality

Snoring Therapy by Sleep Health Partners

Our Process

Treatment of sleep apnea with an oral appliance requires a specially trained dentist to fit the device and a physician for testing and diagnosis

No, have not had a sleep consultation or testing in the last year

  1. Consultation with Dr. Karim
  2. Refer for Sleep Testing and Diagnosis
  3. Verify insurance and request prior authorization if needed – Prior authorization cannot be done without in-person visit with Dr. Karim
  4. Impressions for oral appliance
  5. Fitting of appliance
  6. Follow up and calibration of appliance
  7. Titration sleep study with oral appliance used to test for

Yes, have had sleep consultation with Physician in last year

  1. Consultation with Dr. Karim – Request records to be sent to Sleep Health Partners via these forms Please fill out and fax or email to your physician before your appointment
  2. Verify insurance and request prior authorization if needed – Prior authorization cannot be done without in-person visit with Dr. Karim
  3. Impressions for oral appliance
  4. Fitting of appliance
  5. Follow up and calibration of appliance
  6. Titration sleep study with oral appliance used to test for efficacy of the oral appliance

Most comfortable, easier to use, durable, long lasting, easy to clean and maintain.

Alamin Karim, DDS, Sleep Health Partners

Meet the Doctor

Alamin Karim, DDS Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr. Alamin Karim is the owner of Sleep Health Partners. He has over 11 years of experience as a general and emergency dentist in a public health setting.

After being diagnosed with OSA in early 2020, he discovered dentists could help treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and provide an alternative to CPAP. He immediately signed up to obtain the specialized training needed to become an Oral Appliance Therapy provider. After completing his training and receiving certification to provide Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT), he also completed the certification program to become a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (D.ABDSM), the highest and most comprehensive certification possible.

Since obtaining his D.ABDSM certification, he has also received additional hours of Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM) education.

To remain current on the latest advances in sleep medicine and dentistry, to understand the root cause of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and to provide the up to date treatment options, he has been continuing learning by attending seminars, webinars, and lectures. He has received an additional 100 + hours of education in 2022 alone; he is passionate about helping people improve their quality of life by providing access to effective treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Besides, he is also trained and certified to release tongue ties and treat the soft palate with a CO2 laser.

Get Treatment for Sleep Apnea

“Sleep apnea” is a pause in breathing during sleeping. This happens when the airway becomes partially or completely obstructed. Obstructed airways can cause snoring, choking, and pauses in breathing. Sleep apnea can be mild to severe, is an ongoing (chronic) health condition and tends to get worse over time (progressive).

What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the soft tissues (tongue and soft palate) in the oral cavity relax and flop onto the back of the throat during sleep. This blocks the airway, which can result in loud snoring and interrupted sleep. OSA affects approximately 18 million adults in the United States. Untreated OSA can lead to serious medical complications, including heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.

What are Sleep Apnea Health Problems?

Untreated snoring becomes worse over time and may develop into OSA.  Untreated OSA makes existing health conditions worse and harder to control as well as increasing the likelihood of developing serious health conditions such as:

  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack
  • Diabetes
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Memory Loss

How Prevalent is Sleep Apnea?

What are Sleep Apnea Social Risks?

  • Marital and family problems
  • Poor work or school performance
  • Traffic accidents

Sleep Apnea impact on bed partner:

  • Disturbed sleep
  • fatigue
  • irritability
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • headaches
  • loss of intimacy (separate bedrooms)


Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT)

Oral appliance therapy is an ideal treatment for sleep apnea and benefits patients who can not or will not use CPAP. The treatment involves the use of a custom-fitted oral appliance that is designed to gently reposition the lower jaw, tongue, and soft palate. It works by keeping the airways clear and open by preventing the collapse of tissue in the back of the throat, thus regulating breathing during sleep.

Oral appliance therapy offers an easy-to-administer, non-invasive treatment of sleep apnea. Oral appliances work by repositioning the jaw and tongue, opening the airway, and helping patients breathe normally while sleeping. They are specifically intended to treat patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea.


  • Easy to wear and use
  • Comfortable and non-obtrusive
  • Effective long term therapy
  • No mask or hose attached to your face.  No air forced in.
  • eliminates snoring
  • improves sleep, quality of life
  • reduces risk of associated diseases and prevents worsening of sleep breathing disorders
  • protects bed partner’s sleep and improves quality of life

Panthera D-SAD Oral Appliance Therapy For Sleep Apnea

Oral Appliance Therapy, also known as a mandibular advancement device, an oral appliance that you wear while you sleep.   Oral Appliance Therapy works by holding the lower jaw forward, which results in a bigger airway by preventing the tongue and soft palate from flopping back and causing an obstruction.    

Laser Snoring Treatment

  • tightens the soft palate which prevents vibration and prevent flopping back onto the throat
  • eliminates snoring
  • can reduce sleep apnea scores by 5-10 points
Sleep Health Partners Before & After


How Do I Know If Oral Appliance Therapy Is Right For Me?

Oral appliance therapy is used to treat sleep apnea. A custom-made oral appliance fits in your mouth like a mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. Unlike a CPAP machine or other treatments, this oral appliance fits in your mouth. The appliance shifts your lower jaw forward slightly, which opens up the airway and prevents obstruction.  50% of people who try CPAP quit within 1 month.  More than 90% of people who try Oral Appliance Therapy continue to use it after one year.

Insurance Providers We Accept


In Network: Participating & Preferred, Ind + Family, RealValue

Out of network: OHSU Plus, Legacy LHP, Blue High Performance


In Network


In Networks: Connexus, Synergy, Tier 2 (CNN) OHSU EPO 

First Choice Health

In Network


In Network: Commercial Health

DO NOT ACCEPT – Keiser, Providence, United Healthcare