David Gergen rolled out of bed on September 12, 1981, and had his career “aha” moment. Gergen knew he was going to be an orthodontic technician, and he knew he was going to help people all over the country. Since then, he has built one of America’s most successful dental labs in Phoenix, Arizona, revolutionized the sleep industry through oral appliances and special programs, … [Read more...] about Juggernaut of The Jaw
Conditions such as a retruded mandible, narrow arches, and high palate all contribute to an increase in sleep apnea. If these jaw characteristics increase the risk of sleep apnea, then the treatment and prevention of these conditions, especially at a young age, should decrease the severity of obstructive sleep apnea and in some patients completely eliminate it. For the purpose … [Read more...] about The use of Orthodontics in the prevention and treatment of OSA
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?