Dr. Marianna Kovitch, DMD, D-ABDSM, is an expert practitioner in cosmetic dentistry and dental sleep medicine. Dr. Kovitch is a Diplomate in the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, the highest distinction in dental sleep medicine. She is also an active member of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and serves as Vice President on the board of the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Kovitch is passionate about treating patients with sleep apnea and snoring using oral appliances therapy. She is also a certified Healthy Start provider, helping children correct early signs of sleep disordered breathing.
Having sleep apnea herself, Dr. Kovitch says “I get it, and know what it feels like to be exhausted all the time, trying to keep up with the busy lifestyle demands of kids activities, work, and family. However, finally I also know now how amazing it feels when you can finally get a good night’s sleep, and no longer feel like you’re burning the candle at both ends. Appliance therapy has changed my life and I love making such a difference for each of my patients.”
Dr. Giesler is a Master Dentist of the Academy of General Dentistry, a rare distinction achieved by fewer than 1 percent of American dentists, and an active member in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Georgia Dental Association. Dr. Giesler is known for her artistic ability in cosmetic dentistry and has been placing veneers and designing beautiful smile makeovers for 30 years.
After receiving her DDS at the University of Texas Dental Branch in the Houston Medical Center, she completed a hospital residency program at the Oklahoma Medical Center. She received extensive training in treating medically compromised children and adults. Her interest and passion began there with working closely with the ENT department, serving on the cleft palate team and treating sleep disorders. In her previous practice in Texas she treated many sleep apnea patients in conjunction with the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Dr Giesler is excited that the Medical Profession is working closely with the Dental Profession to advance the treatment of Sleep Apnea. “The Dental Community plays a crucial role in screening patients with sleep apnea, and providing an alternative treatment for those patients who cannot be compliant with the CPAP machine.