Meet Southeast Michigan’s
Dr. Sal Aragona graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. Soon after receiving his DDS in dentistry, he began treating children with sleep apnea at Aragona Sleep Solutions in 1985 and adults since 2007. He has continued to use oral appliances ever since and has progressed with their growth through new technology so he can provide leading care to his patients.
Dr. Aragona is an accredited Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep and Breathing. This is the highest designation the governing board bestows on a sleep dentist. In order to be recognized as a Diplomate, Dr. Aragona had to complete numerous hours of continuing education units, pass a rigorous examination, and provide several case studies of sleep apnea patients that he’s successfully treated.
Dr. Sal Aragona, DDS MAGD D-ASBA IAOS, is a member of several professional associations. Through his interaction with his peers and his deep commitment to continuing education, Dr. Aragona has developed exceptional knowledge and advanced techniques to care for our sleep apnea patients. Dr. Aragona has lectured and mentored hundreds of physicians and dentists nationally.
In his free time, Dr. Aragona oftentimes visits Andhra Pradesh, India to serve the underprivileged. He has been committed to helping others through the India Mission trips since 2003 and has had 19 trips so far!
To better serve our patients, Dr. Aragona founded his own treatment company, Aragona Oral Appliances LLC, which is certified as a Durable Medical Equipment facility by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation.
Dr. Aragona’s Dental Sleep Associations & Certifications:
- Accredited Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep & Breathing (ABSB)
- Founding & Teaching Member of International Academy of Sleep (IAOS)
- Founding Member of American Academy for Functional Orthodontics (AAFO)
- Member of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA)
- Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
- Member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
- Accredited Oral Appliance Facility of Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA)
- Instructor for the Master’s Program of the International Academy of Sleep (IAOS)
- Vice President of the International Academy of Sleep
Meet Our Team
Folga Voelkert, RDA, Sleep Manager
Folga has been working with Dr. Aragona for 14 years as a registered dental assistant (RDA). She educates our patients about their OSA, treatment options, and ensures all our patients get the necessary care they need. She is the go-to for anything sleep-related in our office and makes sure everything runs smoothly. Folga graduated from Wayne State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in science and psychology.
Folga has an amazing passion for helping others and making a difference in their lives. In her time away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband Zachery; They enjoy ballroom dancing and exercising.
Charmaine Gibson, Physician Relations Specialist
Charmaine has over 15 years of sales and marketing experience. She has worked in the healthcare industry for over 10 years and has a passion for helping people. She enjoys working with Physicians in the Tri-County area ensuring that patients have convenient access to testing and treatment for sleep apnea. Charmaine is a graduate of Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. In her free time, you can find Charmaine spending time with her 2 children, catching one of her Sons many soccer games, sampling delicious food at area restaurants or reading a good book.
Nakia Strong, Referral Administrator
Nakia is a very bubbly and energetic person. Her interpersonal and great communication skills are used to establish comfortability for all of our patients. Nakia works efficiently and effectively to guarantee that all patient information is coordinated within the office systems properly. This ensures that both the patient and the doctors time are maximized as best as possible. She has received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wayne State University as well as an MBA from Davenport University. Nakia enjoys learning, spending quality time with her family, dancing and music!
Aragona Sleep: A Trusted Part of the Community
We pride ourselves on not being like every other sleep dentist in Michigan. Our Southeast Michigan patients experience life change with refreshing sleep, soaring daytime energy, weight loss, and family and spousal happiness. We love to help people live better and longer lives.
Our dedication to the community goes beyond just caring for our sleep apnea patients. We’re a part of a vital network of professional providers who look after the health and wellbeing of our friends and neighbors in all across Southeast Michigan and surrounding communities. Aragona Sleep is locally owned and we’re always excited to treat patients seeking sleep apnea care in collaboration with the medical community.