In 1980, Dr. Angela began treating patients as a chair side periodontal dental assistant. Her chair side experience enabled Dr. Angela to understand the importance of patient comfort as a factor in successful dental treatment. Her passion for helping patients with dental anxiety led her to become a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1982. Continuing her dental education, Dr. Angela completed her degree as Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1986. Dr. Angela empathizes with patients whom have dental anxiety and strives to deliver pain free procedures during their comprehensive evaluations, as well as periodontics, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry treatment. At Lunn Dentistry, we understand how a busy work life make scheduling multiple procedures at one time a more desirable treatment option and we happily accommodate your request.
Dr. Angela became a valued partner when she joined Lunn Dentistry in 2007. In addition to her expertise in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Angela’s experience in the treatment of Phase II TMJ – Long Term Stability compliments to Dr. Riley’s expertise in diagnosing oral and muscle dysfunction and treatment of TMJ symptoms prior to Phase II. Her reputation for quickly creating rapport and putting each patient at ease in her chair is what creates lasting relationships. As a result, her patients keep coming back!
In discussing their health issues, Dr. Angela realized that many of her patients suffered from mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Already treating patients who had TMD/TMJ issues with oral appliance therapy, Dr. Angela realized that oral appliances would be an effective, non-invasive therapy option for patients with OSA. In 2011, Medicare approved reimbursement for custom made Oral Appliance devices for treatment of OSA and today most insurance companies reimburse as well. Dr. Angela continues to seek out cutting edge information to help her patients maintain health and an overall sense of well-being. In addition to being a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, she is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). ABDSM Diplomate status is the gold standard in dental sleep medicine – demonstrating that a dentist has the technical skill and in-depth knowledge to provide optimal patient care. Furthermore, Dr. Angela is the ONLY dentist to have earned this distinction in the Greater Chattanooga Area. AADSM is the only non-profit professional association dedicated exclusively to the practice of Dental Sleep Medicine. Her membership provides Dr. Angela with access to cutting edge, sleep medicine educational resources that allow her to continue to provide the highest quality of dental care in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. For more information about OSA and AADSM, visit www.aadsm.org.
“Dr. Angela was exceptional in explaining various treatment options for my dental care, while I explained my budget restrictions with regard to treatment costs.” — Joe H.
Graduate; College of Dental Hygiene, University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences
Graduate; College of Dentistry, University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences
Participant; Tufts School of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Program
Diplomat; American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
“Everyone was so polite and friendly. Dr. Angela is a doll! The bite wing x-rays (that I’ve had nightmares about in the past) were no problem at all. I don’t know how the technician did it, but I had no discomfort or gagging. Thank you for such an easy and comfortable experience.” — Diane T.
Member, American Dental Association
Member, Tennessee Dental Association
Member, Chattanooga Area Dental Society
Member, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Member, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Member, Southern Sleep Society
Member, Tennessee Sleep Society
Member, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
Member, American Equilibration Society
Member, Seattle Study Club
Member, AADSM Study Club
“Love this place! Dr. Angela is GREAT! Everyone there treat you like an old friend. They make sure you are comfortable.” — Carol
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