Dental Sleep Medicine of Athens was formed by Dr. Bob Ward and Dr. Bob Waugh as a service to the community in addressing sleep problems using dental appliances, where appropriate. The team has a combined 20+ years of experience in dental sleep medicine. Our focus is on oral appliance therapy to treat medically-diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, as well as TMJ therapy for those with head and neck pain.

Dr. Bob Waugh

Bob Waugh, DMD, MS is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and a Board-certified orthodontist (2002). He is a native Georgian and has been practicing in Athens since 1989. He received his BS degree from Mercer University and became the first graduate of the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry with combined DMD/MS in Oral Biology degrees, elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the national dental honor society. Dr. Waugh earned his certificate of specialization in orthodontics at the Baylor College of Dentistry.

Dr. Waugh has been teaching at Augusta University's Dental College of Georgia since 1990 on Interdisciplinary Dentistry, Orthognathic Surgery, and Orthodontic Business Management.  He served as president of the Clarke County Dental Society, as well as the Georgia Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Waugh collaborates with orthodontists all over the world through lectures and study clubs that he has co-founded, including the locally-acclaimed Athens Dentofacial Interdisciplinary Study Club (2005), The Chief Executive Orthodontist Study Club (2010), and 3i Study Club (2013).

Bob Ward, DMD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (2002) and has been a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine since 1998. He graduated from The University of Georgia with a major in chemistry and earned his dental degree at Emory University. Dr. Ward practiced as a dental officer in the U.S. Navy before opening his dental practice in Athens. In 1998 he began focusing on dental sleep medicine.

Dr. Ward is a member of The Georgia Dental Association, The American and Georgia Dental Associations, The Eastern District Dental Society, and The Clarke County Dental Society.