Qualified Sleep Dentists in the Treatment of Sleep Related Breathing Disorders

Dr. Carrie and Dr. Steve share a similar passion - to help those who suffer from poor breathing during sleep .

In fact, Premier Sleep Associates was created to provide therapy to patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Primary Snoring, and Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome.
Steve Carstensen, DDS
Steve Carstensen, DDS

Diplomate, ABDSM

Dr. Steve Carstensen is the co-founder of Premier Sleep Associates, a dental practice dedicated to treating obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.  After graduating from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1983, he and his wife, Midge, a dental hygienist, started a private practice of general dentistry in Texas before moving to native Seattle in 1990.

In 1996 he achieved Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentists in recognition of over 3000 hours of advanced education in dentistry, with an increasing amount of time in both practice and classwork devoted to sleep medicine.  A lifelong educator himself, Dr. Steve is currently the Sleep Education Director for both Pankey Institute and Spear Education, recognized as among the finest places for dentists to further their education. As a volunteer leader for the American Dental Association, he was a Program Chairman and General Chairman for the Annual Session, the biggest educational event the Association sponsors.

For the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine he’s been a Board Member, Secretary Treasurer, and President-Elect.  In 2006 he achieved Certification by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Carrie Magnuson, DDS in Bellevue, Washington
Carrie Magnuson, DDS

Diplomate, ABDSM

Dr. Carrie Magnuson is the co-founder of Premier Sleep Associates, a dental practice dedicated to treating obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.  To help patients in a timely manner with the best resources available, Dr. Carrie limited her practice to treating this serious health condition.  She is passionate about helping her patients breathe and sleep better. It is her goal to help people feel better, improve their health and live longer.

Dr. Carrie is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Her Doctorate of Dental Surgery is from the University of Pacific where she graduated with honors from the Tao Kappa Omega Honor Society.  For over fifteen years, Dr. Carrie has been one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading dentists. She has taken numerous advanced education courses including the mini-residency in Dental Sleep Medicine at Tuft’s Dental School in Boston and the Orofacial Pain Continuum at LSU's Dental School in  New Orleans.   

Dr. Carrie has served as the president of the Seattle King County Dental Society Foundation Board.  She lectures on Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring. She has previously lectured nationally on the importance of Oral Cancer Screenings. 


"As a restorative dentist, I see evidence of possible sleep and breathing issues in my patient's mouths every day. Having Drs. Carstensen and Magnuson, who both work exclusively in this field, to whom I can refer my patients, has dramatically changed how I can help them to achieve wellness. The fact that these issues are the sole purpose of their practice at Premier Sleep Associates makes it so much easier on the patients to go through the steps necessary to diagnose and treat these concerns."

– Dr. DeWood