Dr. Eric Thomas

Vivos Voices Dr. Thomas

November 5, 2021

“You’ll be able to learn things that you never thought about before, because dental school did not teach me about this facet of dentistry.”

 Dr. Eric Thomas

Dr. Eric Thomas on the Importance of Education

This week on Vivos Voices, we visited with Dr. Eric Thomas, a seasoned dentist and talented Vivos Integrated Provider (VIP).

Dr. Thomas has practiced dentistry for over 25 years and brought Vivos on board in 2019. He attended educational seminars taught by the Vivos team and decided that this was the best solution for his patients’ common sleep and breathing complaints. To understand the treatment effectively, he chose to be his own first patient by treating his moderate sleep apnea. “I was my first Vivos patient, and my numbers have dropped down dramatically. I don’t have to wear my appliance anymore. I like wearing it so that I may pop it in periodically. My snoring has stopped. My AHI numbers have gone down significantly.”

After feeling more comfortable with his knowledge, Dr. Thomas began screening and treating his vast base of patients. “Most of the common issues would be patients coming in saying that they have daytime fatigue. They wake up with morning headaches, the jaw is sore, [they have] allergies, [they’re] mouth breathers, [and] the sleep partner says that they snore too much.” With The Vivos Treatment, these patients have found real, lasting change.

Some patients notice an immediate improvement in their sleep, breathing, and symptoms. For others, it may take some time. But for all, there is an improvement in the volume of their airway and development of the orofacial structure. Dental professionals need to educate themselves and their team on this science as the truth is in the data and cases.

“If another doctor wanted to get involved with Vivos, I would definitely say [to] get on a plane or drive to one of the cities where we have some of the integrated tours. You’ll be able to learn things that you never thought about before, because dental school did not teach me about this facet of dentistry. It puts the dentist on the front lines of trying to help save lives.”

Video Transcript

My name is Dr. Thomas. I practice in Cape May Courthouse, New Jersey. I’ve been there for about, uh, 25 years. And five years before that, I was a dentist in the, uh, the United States Army. I’ve been practicing with, uh, The Vivos Treatment for about two years now. Most of the common issues would be patients coming in saying that they have daytime fatigue. Uh, they have, they wake up with morning headaches. Uh, the jaws is, the jaw is sore. Um, maybe allergies, mouth breather, the sleep partner says that their snore too much, some to the point where they don’t sleep in the same bedroom. I have gotten excellent feedback, number one myself. I was my first Vivos patient, and my numbers have dropped down dramatically. I don’t have to wear my appliance anymore. I like wearing it, so I may pop it in periodically. Um, my snoring is stopped. My AHI numbers have gone down significantly. I have a patient right now. He’s a state trooper. He said he was waking up at least five-ten times a night. Waking up because he couldn’t keep a, a good sleep. Three days after he received treatment, he called back and said this was the first night he only woke up once that night, and now he’s not waking up. And he just came back in the other day for his one-week follow-up, so he is beside himself, and his wife is thanking me as well. So, it’s nice. It’s gratifying to know that we can really treat patients, and they have such success early on that they actually believe what’s, what’s happening. Breathing a sleep treatment, I think, is pretty fascinating. It’s close to me because I was a, uh, moderate sleep apnea patient and did not know it. And once I found that out, I was really intrigued that there is a corrective treatment for patients like myself and not just a management. If another doctor wanted to get involved with Vivos, I would definitely say get on a plane or drive to one of the cities that we have some of the integrated tours. You’ll be able to learn things that you never thought about before because dental school did not teach me about this facet of, uh, dentistry. So it’s definitely something that’s multifaceted. It, it puts the dentist on the front lines of trying to help save lives.