The role of the sleep-disorders dentist in the management of sleep-disordered breathing is expanding and most medical sleep teams are including a properly trained dentist.
The duties of the dentist include:
The recently revised American Academy of Sleep Medicine Practice Parameters indicates that physicians may refer patients to an experienced sleep disorders dentist for oral appliance therapy as first-line treatment for primary snoring and for mild and moderate OSA.
The ideal patients include those that are:
However, even obese patients with sleep apnea have been shown to benefit significantly from oral appliance therapy. In addition, oral appliances can be utilized in tandem with CPAP for a "combination" approach.
To refer a new patient to our practice, please fax documentation to the following office that is preferred by the patient:
McMurray, PA - (724)230-8230 / Monroeville, PA (724)935-6758 / Wexford (724)935-6758
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