About Our Dentist in Silver Spring, MD
Dr. Alice Bassford
Dr. Bassford is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. She then served 10 years in the United States Army Dental Corps. She is dedicated to education and research and has obtained both Fellowship and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. She has the “Qualified Dentist” designation from the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and has completed her requirements for Diplomate status for The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. She uses state-of-the-art technology including digital scanning to fabricate oral sleep appliances. She is planning to be able to 3D print her own appliances in the near future.
Our entire staff is committed to learning about the latest dental techniques available to treat our patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
What services do you offer?
Here at Silver Spring Sleep Solutions, we’re focused on treating patients who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and patients who snore. We understand how the disorders can impact your life and your relationships. Not to mention, the long term consequences of OSA and how important it is to receive well-rounded care that can tackle the disorder from every angle.
Dr. Bassord will provide you with recommendations on lifestyle changes that can have a big impact on the quality of your sleep. If you have sleep apnea, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bassford by calling (301) 593-5500. We’ll provide you with the care you need to improve your quality of life.
Why should I choose Dr. Bassford for my sleep apnea treatment?
Dr. Bassford is trusted among her patients and her fellow sleep apnea specialists to provide detailed care that’s customized to meet each patient’s individual needs. She’s achieved various awards of recognition during her career honoring her dedication to continuing education within the field of dentistry and sleep apnea treatment.
She has also achieved Diplomate status with The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine which signifies her proficiency within the profession and her ability to provide excellent patient care. Dr. Bassford is diligent about finding a treatment plan that works with each patient’s needs.
What makes your practice stand out from the rest?
Our Silver Spring team is committed to staying abreast of the latest techniques and technology. We combine a holistic approach with conservative therapies to create a treatment plan that’s customized to fit your specific needs. With the help of advanced technology and a variety of the latest techniques, we can comfortably give you the care you need with careful precision and trusted expertise.
How can your dental technology benefit me?
Thanks to our innovative technology, your visits are faster, cleaner, and more effective. Our Silver Spring practice features digital scanning to fabricate oral sleep appliances. The device is used as an alternative to the messy traditional molds taken to craft dental appliances.
Instead, you’ll have the assurance of a digital scanner that will immediately transfer 3D images to a monitor for you to view. In the future, Dr. Bassford will use this technology to craft oral appliances right in our office so you’ll have your device the same day as your scan.