It is customary to hear that Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is close to 100% effective. However, a more accurate assessment of CPAP effectiveness must consider patient compliance; how often and how long it is used. GROTE et al, Eur Respir J 2000;16(5):921-7 designed a study of 209 patients to determine overall long-term true effectiveness of Treatment after CPAP … [Read more...] about Therapeutic Efficacy:How Effective is CPAP?
Notwithstanding the wealth of literature demonstrating how successful oral appliances are in managing Sleep Apnea. I am constantly being asked, “Do oral appliances work?” By physicians, by patients, by friends, by the mechanic, by my barber… So, let’s compare it to what we know to be the “Gold Standard” of treatments; CPAP. Of late, compliance monitors that are built into the … [Read more...] about Do Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea Work?
The Fall has historically held a sense of “New Beginnings”; a sentiment that lingers from the recurring academic year. Many of us tend to look at our professional office with fresh eyes, looking for ways to improve our craft and the manner in which we provide care for our patients.I just read an excellent article (Sleep Medicine … [Read more...] about If We Focus on Patient Outcomes, there are No Bad Ideas…
Snoring and Sleep Apnea awareness is increasing at an accelerated pace. Often due to information acquired through the media, friends or acquaintances. It is important to remember that these disorders are Medical in nature. The Dentist can play a major role in both the screening and treatment process; however, diagnosis and treatment require a Physician’s expertise and … [Read more...] about The Dentist’s Role in Optimizing Airway Orthotic Patient Care
What took so long! David Gergen CDT and Brock Rondeau DDS have teamed up to engage teach and inspire the OSA dentists who have an interest in pediatrics. Add to that the promotional element provided by ProPlayer Health Alliance speakers NFL Hall of Famer and 9 time pro bowler Mike Haynes, 5 time pro bowlers Roy Green and 4 time pro bowler Derek Kennard with Mark … [Read more...] about Dental Industry Legends David Gergen, Brock Rondeau and PRoPlayer Health Alliance announce a Pediatric Sleep Apnea Symposium