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Medicare Change Could Keep Patients from Getting Oral Appliances

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, [...]

Sleep Apnea Linked to Brain Changes in Individuals at Risk for Dementia

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 [...]

The Cost of Treatment

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 [...]

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