Meet The Doctors

Sleep Apnea Dentists in Arvada

Claire-Marie Bender DMD

Dr. Claire was born and raised in the Denver area. After obtaining degrees from Wellesley College and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, she practiced dentistry in the Boston area as well as in Southern California. Dr. Claire was thrilled to move back to Colorado in 2013 and serve the communities she grew up around.

As a general dentist, Dr. Claire has treated sleep apnea patients with Oral Appliance Therapy since 2009. She recently completed the highest advanced training available in dental sleep medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and will be applying for board certification through the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine in the Spring of 2018.

Dr. Claire is constantly striving for patients to have a positive experience and to facilitate successful treatment and understanding of their needs.

Sam Callender DDS, MS, MSD

Dr. "Sam" Callender is a Sleep Apnea dentist in Arvada. He received his board certification in Dental Sleep Medicine by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine in 2007. He has over 35 years of experience in orthodontics and dental sleep medicine and for the last 16 years has limited his practice to the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with the use of custom oral appliances. Dr. Sam achieved his dental and orthodontic degrees from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Dr. Sam is a firm believer in continuing education and is an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Colorado Sleep Society, The American Association of Orthodontists, The Colorado Dental Association and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. 

Although Dr. Sam is no longer accepting new patients, he will continue to provide his knowledge and expertise and will assist Dr. Bender with patient care. Dr. Sam has moderate obstructive sleep apnea and can empathize with the desire to not wear a CPAP. He is continually trying new appliances on himself to see which ones are the most comfortable and effective so he can give an informed recommendation to his patients.

Ready to get started with our Sleep Apnea doctor in Arvada? Schedule an appointment and start getting a good night's sleep again!