We are so excited to share that our office will be open to serve you starting Monday June 1, 2020. This has been a long haul for many of us and we are so grateful that you have stayed healthy and well throughout this season of COVID-19.

Everyone that had an appointment from March 17th until May 28th is still on our scheduling books. That is our reminder to contact you for scheduling. Please be patient with us as we work through the details of a “new normal.” Allow us the luxury of a “soft start” as we work through all of the new safety protocols that we are working with.

We have stayed focused on our purpose of transforming lives with great oral health. The three tenants of our practice have been and always will be:

* Gum tissue free from any bleeding, inflammation, or infection
* Teeth free from any decay, cracks, or gaps.
* A comfortable bite with all of your teeth – no gaps
* An open airway to allow you to breath well.

During this time, the team and I have been able to update our skills with lots of new techniques and materials, as well as updating our rigorous infection control protocols with everyone’s safety in mind. You will notice some significant changes as we work to incorporate a new comprehensive, relationship-based model where you have the control to be as healthy as you want to be.

Thanks for all of the encouraging messages that I have received. It has meant a lot to know that you are doing well. Also, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for all of the participation that you have done in the past to take control of your health. That is the greatest compliment that you could pay us.

Again, I am super excited to get back to the practice, bring the team back together face to face, and partner with you for a healthy future.

Looking forward to a new practice!
Robin Steely, DDS, Kenta, Michelle, Amber, Megan, and Erin

Our Health & Safety Protocols by Dr. Robin Steely

The health and safety of our patients, team, and community is and always has been our number one priority. I put together this little video that shows you some of the new protocols going forward.

Please watch this video and let us know if you have any questions.


The Open Airway & Breath Institute is a dedicated holistic dentistry practice that specializes in airway health dentistry. Breathing is life, and an insufficient airway can cause us not to get enough air to meet our body’s needs. Our approach to airway health dentistry focuses on finding the root cause of your breathing problems and correcting them using a variety of methods.

Myofunctional therapy is an integrated part of what we do as we retrain the tongue muscles to function properly. We are bringing our expertise to both adults and children. If your child is suffering with ADD/ADHD, snoring, bed wetting, restless sleep, grinding teeth, or interrupted breathing, we are here to help with the proper diagnosis. Making the proper diagnosis is the key to creating the appropriate treatment to help you and your child achieve Oral Fitness for Life.

Dr. Robin Steely, DDS also specializes in obstructive sleep apnea and is here to provide the extensive treatment plans you need. In addition to custom dental appliances, we offer whole person treatment ranging from nutritional support to achievable fitness plans for providing holistic healing for your overall wellness.

Combining this with creating normal mouth function will help to stabilize and maximize any dentistry for a person’s lifetime.


About Us

Our approach is holistically inclined and focused on improving breathing in conjunction with oral health to achieve Oral Fitness For Life.

Airway Protocol

Our airway protocol evaluates all underlying causes and incorporates biocompatible, minimally-invasive solutions to achieve wellness.

Sleep Disorders

We’re here to provide the support and holistic solutions for addressing any disorders or concerns impeding on your good night’s sleep.

Appliance Therapy

By engineering a customized oral sleep appliance, we’re able to facilitate better sleep and a better quality of life for our patients.

Nasal Breathing

Nasal breathing is the correct way to breathe, our bodies are designed that way and get the most out of this proper habit.

Myofunctional Therapy

We specialize in improving health by providing individualized therapy for mouth breathing, tongue thrust, tongue tie, sleep apnea and more.

About US

Dr. Robin Steely, DDS

Dentist & Founder

I have been practicing health directed dentistry at Robin P Steely, DDS in Battle Creek for over 37 years. It is an honor to offer The Open Airway & Breath Institute as an extension of my practice. The Open Airway & Breath Institute is a dedicated holistic dentistry practice that specializes in airway health dentistry. Our approach is focused on improving breathing in conjunction with oral health to achieve Oral Fitness For Life.

Erin Ulman, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist & Myofunctional Therapist

Erin has been serving patients at the dental office of Robin P Steely, DDS since September of 2017. After 20 years practicing dental hygiene she has seen firsthand the impact of oral dysfunction from the youngest of patients through the geriatric population which is why she has completed continuing education courses in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy including an in depth mentorship program.

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