OUR CLINICAL TEAM


 Dr.  Liana Groza, DDS FAGD DABDSM




 




Dr Groza is a dentist with over 20 years experience and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine - the highest form of credentialing for dentists treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea (see https://aadsm.org/ for certified providers in your area). She is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. She is also the founder and coordinator of the Spokane Regional Sleep Apnea Network, a cross-disciplinary coalition of physicians, dentists and other healthcare providers aiming to develop more efficient pathways for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of adults and children with sleep-disordered breathing. She has taken numerous basic and advanced courses in dental sleep medicine, including the MATRx certification for in-lab remote titration of oral appliances.


Dr. Groza  completed both her undergraduate and her Doctor of Dental Surgery  training at the University of Toronto (Canada), where she graduated with honors in 1995 and was inducted in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. While in dental school she earned numerous awards including the Barry H. Korzen Endodontics Award,  C.D.S.A. Scholarship for Medicine/Oral Medicine, Royal College of Dental Surgeons Scholarship, Canada Science Scholarship, James & Connie Dickson Math and Physical Sciences Scholarship and was named  Ontario and University of Toronto Faculty Scholar. After an internship at the Toronto 
Hospital she joined a busy Toronto practice (Dr. Jack Fingrut, DDS MAGD) where she worked full time for two years, until moving to the US with her husband.  Here she practiced general dentistry as an associate for 6 years in South Carolina (with Dr. Sam Hazel, DMD) then two  years in Georgia (with Dr. Howard Booth, DMD MAGD), following her husband’s own career path and search for an ideal place to call home.  In 2006, with two small children, they finally discovered Spokane – where the combination of biking, skiing and sailing opportunities, great schools and architectural gems proved to be the perfect answer to their quest.

Dr. Groza was on staff with the Community Health Association of Spokane (CHAS) between 2007 and 2014, where she enjoyed performing a full spectrum of general dentistry procedures as part of a dedicated group of providers committed to delivering the best possible care to our Spokane population, including low income and uninsured patients.  At the same time she pursued extensive continuing education, including hundreds of hours and numerous certifications in implant, laser and sleep apnea dentistry.

In late 2014, driven by both personal experience and an increasing fascination with the emerging field of oral- systemic medicine,  she decided to leave CHAS in order to build  a private practice focused exclusively on dental sleep medicine. Dr Groza has taken numerous basic and advanced courses in dental sleep medicine, including the MATRx certification for in-lab remote titration of oral appliances. She has earned the AADSM Qualified Dentist status and she passed the comprehensive Board Certification Examination administered by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.  In August 2018 she received ABDSM Diplomate status.  

In her spare time Dr.Groza enjoys volunteering for her children's schools, where she has coached math and science clubs; skiing, biking and hiking with her husband and best friend Peter; and constantly re-learning from her children how to slow down and look at the world with a sense of wonder.   




 Carol Scollard, RDA

Carol is a 35 year veteran dental assistant and graduate of Kinman Business University. Carol is most passionate about her patients' treatment - she loves getting to know them and caring for their health. She is always eager to pursue new educational opportunities in the dental field and is excited to be on the forefront of oral systemic medicine.

Carol is a wife and mother of two children. She enjoys many hobbies but what she treasures most is time spent with her family and friends. 



OUR OFFICE



                                   

  Broadway Center
  12213 E. Broadway Ave. Suite 4
   Spokane Valley WA 99206




We are located in the center of Spokane Valley (Pines exit), on the lower level of the Broadway Center. 




Our practice uses private operatories,  HIPAA-compliant cloud based electronic records designed specifically for the management of dental sleep medicine patients, HIPAA fax and encrypted email. Patient safety is of paramount importance to us - so we use state of the art sterilization equipment (Statim G4) with online diagnostic capabilities and 10-hr biological monitors to ensure our instruments meet the highest infection control standards.