Ann J. Larsen, DDS, MS

Dr. Ann LarsenAnn J. Larsen, DDS, MS, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.  She received her Masters of Science and Orthodontic Certificate from the prestigious University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984.  She was graduated (Valedictorian) from the State University of New York School of Dentistry at Buffalo in 1982.  From 1984 to 1989, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Co-Director of the Dentofacial Deformities Clinic at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Here, she orthodontically treated most of the UTHSC patients undergoing orthognathic surgery, as well as the cleft palate and craniofacial anomaly patients.  Since 2001, Dr. Larsen has been a part-time Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics here at the school.  She has recently retired from private practice after 31 years and is currently the Director of the UT Dentistry Sleep Disorders Center in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  She makes oral appliances for patients who have been diagnosed with mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea.  These oral appliances are used instead of a CPAP.  They are small and fit into the mouth easily.  These appliances are also available for people with severe sleep apnea who have been prescribed CPAP but are unable or unwilling to comply.