Company Background

In the fall of 2006, James E. Sweeney, DDS became interested in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) as a serious disease and public health issue after two fatal vehicle accidents attributed to OSA that involved close acquaintances. Since that time, Dr. Sweeney has been involved in intensive research relating to OSA and its existing treatment forms and protocols. His findings have revealed that the track record for existing OSA treatments is fragmented, inconsistent, and highly unsuccessful.

After careful investigation and evaluation of available dental solutions for treatment of sleep disordered breathing James E. Sweeney began clinical treatment of a small number of OSA sufferers. It became evident that the dental solutions offered a much more compliant potential compared to the CPAP standard but did not fit a dental business model.

In the fall of 2007, Dr. Sweeney selected the best available custom fabricated appliances and made modifications to further enhance patient compliance without compromising function. This process was highly successful, but it did not address the issue of fitting a medical treatment modality into a dental business model.

Successive improvements throughout 2008 have cut oral appliance costs to 1/3 and reduced dental chair time to 1/4, bringing this important health procedure into an economic business model suitable to be offered alongside with other dental services.

In 2009 Dr. Sweeney and his son, James G. Sweeney, founded Rest Assured Technologies to bring their solution to market and improve the lives of the millions who suffer from Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Team

Dr. James E. Sweeney, DDS
Co-founder and Chairman

Dr. James E. Sweeney, DDS, is Chairman and Founder of RestAssured Technologies. He is also founder and principal of the RestAssured Group, a specialty practice of dental sleep medicine. Dr. Sweeney was also founder and principle of SFJEA, an endodontic and TMD, multi-location dental practice in Western Pennsylvania. Dr. Sweeney has been practicing dental sleep medicine for five years and has uncovered several obstacles keeping dentists from adding sleep medicine to their practice. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and certified by the University of Michigan Graduate Department of Endodontics. He has served as clinical advisor and lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh and has served as an invited lecturer at local, state, and national professional forums.

R. C. (Chris) Schnatterly
CEO

R. C. (Chris) Schnatterly serves as CEO of RestAssured Technologies. He is a corporate veteran and management consultant with more than 25 years of experience in general management, operations, sales and marketing, and business development. He has an MBA and undergraduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and has completed Oxford University's Templeton College Senior Leadership graduate program. He has held several CEO posts including a local start-up.

James G. Sweeney
Co-founder and COO

James G. Sweeney, COO and co-founder of RestAssured Technologies is an accomplished entrepreneur. He has directed the start-up of three companies, this being his fourth. A graduate of the Entrepreneurial Management Program at the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Entrepreneurship.. He is founder and owner of Slip-Grip and past president and founder of The Parts Hub, where he won the MIT Enterprise Business Plan Competition and was selected as one of the "Top 5 B-to-B Internet Companies" by the Pittsburgh Business Times and featured in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's "Technology Company in the Spotlight." The Parts Hub was also featured in Information Week magazine on three separate occasions.