Studies have demonstrated that OAT effectively treats OSA through reduction in apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) and respiratory disturbance index in patients. Studies have demonstrated similar effectiveness between OAT and CPAP, even among patients with moderate-to-severe OSA.
This is a big, important paradigm shift, one of which we truly believe will help your patients be healthier! We are offering a treatment guarantee for all patients who come to our office for initial OSA treatment. In other words, if a patient tries an oral appliance as first-line treatment and doesn’t tolerate it [...]
It seems like Medicare is always changing its rules, and these rules never seem to make things easier for us, they just make more hoops for us to jump through. And now this new change could keep many obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients who have difficulty with CPAP from getting oral appliance therapy. That is, [...]
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, is a serious threat to aging Americans. Not only does it shorten people’s lives, it diminishes the quality of people’s lives and causes distress to their families. There are few promising treatments available, and no cure in sight, so prevention remains our best approach to helping people at risk for this [...]
Sometimes we hear concerns from providers that oral appliances cost too much – either a perception of their own or one they hear from their patients. In our office, the average out-ofw-pocket cost of treatment so far in 2018 is $972. As a medical provider, everything we do goes through medical insurance, so everybody’s cost [...]