Meet Dr. Matthew Bayless
Dr. Matt Bayless is a native Texan who was raised in Dallas. After earning his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry, Dr. Bayless moved south to the Hill Country in 2005 to offer his wide range of dental services to the Bulverde/Spring Branch community.
Dr. Bayless is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM). The ABDSM is the leading national organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with oral appliance therapy and works closely with the medical field’s leading sleep apnea organization, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Diplomate status is the gold standard designation and signifies a professional commitment to education, knowledge, and experience in dental sleep medicine. Dr. Bayless is the only Diplomate between Austin and San Antonio.
Dr. Bayless completed a mini-residency in dental sleep medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. He has also accumulated more than 150 continuing education hours focusing on dental sleep medicine. Dr. Bayless uses this training to provide comfortable treatment solutions for sleep apnea patients who can’t tolerate their CPAP mask.
When he’s not helping patients, Dr. Bayless enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristi, and their 3 young children. His other hobbies include fishing, boating, snow skiing, and traveling.
- Diplomate — American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM)
- Fellow — International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Texas Dental Association (TDA)
- Bulverde/Spring Branch Chamber of Commerce
- Christian Medical & Dental Association
- San Antonio Dental Study Club
- River District Dental Society
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a dentist treat sleep apnea?
Yes, a qualified dentist can offer oral appliance therapy with a custom-fit mouthguard worn only during sleep. Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
Oral appliance therapy helps maintain an open, unobstructed airway so a sleep apnea sufferer can rest through the night. A dentist carefully crafts oral appliances with digital x-rays and dental technology to attain a precise fit for each individual.
How much does an oral appliance cost?
The average cost of an oral appliance ranges from $1,800 to $2,000. This includes your custom-made oral device, adjustments, follow-ups, and modifications. However, the cost varies from patient to patient and depends on your specific needs.
Your insurance may cover a portion of the expenses, we recommend contacting your provider prior to your appointment for information regarding your specific coverage. If there are any questions we can answer, don’t hesitate to contact our office at (830) 632-2112 and a team member will be happy to assist you.