Dr. Moore was a pioneer in the field of dental sleep medicine. In the field, he is an educator, inventor, writer, manufacturer, and proponent of dentistry’s essential role in managing this enormous public health problem. He’s a former Captain in the Air Force Dental Corps, and a team member of the Joint Forces Demonstration Skydiving Team. Flying gliders and general aviation was a source of great pleasure for him. In the previous clinic Dr. Moore practiced in, over 13,000 patients were managed in a 15-year period. Dr. Moore is a diplomate in the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a member of this academy since 1992.
Dr. Nutter is a highly successful general dentist who has practiced for decades in Vancouver, Washington. Dr. Nutter has also included airway management for many years as a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is a member of the Clark County Dental Society, the American Dental Association. And the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Nutter is an inveterate outdoorsman with a passion for motion sports: skiing, paragliding, hiking, boating, and many more. Dr. Nutter’s compassion for his patients is well known and drives his interest in solving his patients’ airway problems.
Before joining the NW Sleep Breathing Clinic, Laura worked in the dental field as an experienced dental assistant and reliable team member for over 20 years. She is a specialist when it comes to patient communication and face to face interaction. Her calm, uplifting and joyful demeanor go a long way in making patients feel welcome and properly cared for. Laura has had a passion for helping those who suffer from sleep disorders, since first being introduced to it nearly 10 years ago. She is a caring mother and dedicated wife who loves dirt bikes, hiking and shopping for antiques.
Dr. Nutter and Dr. Moore have a combined 40 years of experience in the management of patients’ airways during sleep. We recognize the severe consequences of not treating these disorders and are committed to the identification, assessment, diagnosis, and normalization of airway function. These beneficial interventions improve quality of life, not only for the patient, but also for the spouse and family. We are both trained in and have practiced General Dentistry and use those developed skills in the provision of oral orthotics that serve to keep the airway from narrowing or closing during the relaxation of sleep.