I believe a great dentist has to have a true passion and love for dentistry. ~ Dr. Ross
Dr. Gregory Ross is a pioneer in the field of orthodontics and is recognized as a leader in the industry and innovator using technology and advanced treatment techniques. His work in the field of sleep medicine and Invisalign has been profiled in numerous publications for its effectiveness, success, and patient satisfaction. He is also the creator of a new appliance to treat sleep apnea and is an Invisalign specialist.
Dr. Ross knew from a young age that he wanted to be in a profession that would have a profound and personal impact on people’s lives. He realized that dream and has been transforming smiles and lives since graduating from dental school at the University of Minnesota in 1990.
He went into private practice, specializing in orthodontics in 1995, and has been serving this community ever since. He finds it very rewarding to see a patient’s reaction when they complete treatment and see their brand new smile for the first time. He is especially satisfied when he hears from a patient who is finally breathing easy at night and getting great sleep again.
Dr. Ross knows that your oral health greatly impacts your overall health and that not being able to breath properly due to a jaw misalignment that is blocking an airway is detrimental to one’s health. He also understands the negative impact that crooked teeth and a misshapen jaw can have on a person’s self-esteem and even their quality of life. That is why he loves being able to help people look and feel better and enhance their lives in so many ways.
His best piece of advice to everyone, regardless of age is “focus on maintaining optimum health for your teeth. Do not take them for granted.”
When he is not treating patients or eagerly studying advancements in sleep apnea treatments, you will find Dr. Ross caring for his four teenage children. The entire family enjoys water sports. On occasion, he likes to golf and do a little fishing from time to time.
Article: Hudson ortho creates apnea device
After two years of development, Dr. Gregory Ross of Ross Orthodontics in Hudson has patented his own device to treat obstructive sleep apnea.
While many use a CPAP mask to treat sleep apnea, Roos said some can't tolerate it. The main alternatives are mouth pieces that go along the top and bottom teeth separately. These hold the lower jaw forward and keep the tongue from falling back during sleep and creating an obstruction.
Ross himself has sleep apnea, and said he wanted to create a better alternative.
"I've tried all of them myself so I kind of came up with this idea to do my own," Ross said.
Ross said his version is one of the most comfortable appliances. They are custom-made from a scan of the individual's teeth, so they fit comfortably.
Now that the patent has been approved, Ross said he is waiting for FDA approval, which typically takes a few months.
The device is available from Ross now, and he is working with a local manufacturer to develop them once it is FDA approved.
An orthodontist since 1995, Ross said he is now focused on further issues like airway control.
"I'm caring more for your health than just your straight teeth," he said.