Exploring dental sleep medicine
Dental sleep medicine is an area of dental practice that focuses on the use of oral appliances to treat sleep disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dentists work together with sleep physicians to diagnose and identify the most effective treatment for each patient.
At SomnoMed®, we strongly believe that dentists can dramatically impact patients’ lives by treating their OSA and improving their quality of sleep by providing the patient with an effective oral appliance.
Find out more about how SomnoMed® supports sleep dentistry via the Somnomed Academy training program by clicking below.
– A learning hub for dentists
At SomnoMed®, we offer many different training programs for our sleep dental partners, under the banner of the SomnoMed Academy. Click on the link below to register for SomnoMed Academy and access to the following:
• A comprehensive sleep dental training program
• Tips and tricks for IOS scanning and providing an intra-oral scan, regardless of the IOS scanner you use.
• Training videos on the use of the SomGauge to provide a comfortable bite record for your patients.
• Presentations from SomnoMed® sponsored sleep meetings around the world.
SomnoMed Academy is a reference source for dentists, proudly supported by SomnoMed®. Create an account today.
Advantages of Digital Scanning in the Dental Office
The SomnoMed® portfolio of custom oral appliance therapy (OAT) devices for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) leverages the latest, most advanced technology in digital design and manufacturing. These advancements offer many benefits to not only patients being treated for sleep apnea with an oral appliance, but also to dental sleep providers who offer oral appliance therapy.
For dental sleep providers to truly realize the advantages of this digital technology, intraoral scanner (IOS) implementation to capture the patient’s impression is essential. Find out about the advantages of using digital scans versus traditional scans.
Every patient is different and we have helped individual patients on their journey in finding a solution.
Find out what they went through and how it feels to wear a SomnoDent® oral appliance.
“Before I found my sleep dentist I was sleeping with my CPAP device. This posed several problems for me. Most are the obvious: wearing the CPAP mask, trying to sleep with a hose attached to your face, having to travel with it, and then my allergy issues became more severe.
Maintenance is a pain as well. My SomnoDent® device has allowed me to enjoy life a bit more without the hassle of a CPAP. And, there is the added benefit of not having to make sure I have a source of power available. Which means, I can go camping again! I would recommend the SomnoDent® device to anyone with obstructive sleep apnea. It is life changing.”
For years I fought with my CPAP, I literally tried 15 masks and I will never ever go back to CPAP after discovering SomnoDent®. I love it and so does my family because they can finally sleep in peace.
I can carry it, no more lugging around that extra CPAP baggage, I just throw my SomnoDent® device and case in my backpack and keep going. I truly am a big fan and if I can encourage others to switch to SomnoMed®, I know for a fact their quality of life would improve tremendously. Here’s another thing, I had a problem with grinding my teeth at night, not anymore!
Although a bit reticent at first in the use of this tool, once I began using it and finding out how good a night’s sleep I could have after so many years of bad nights and untold other alternatives which always proved useless, I am now happy to let you know that thanks to SomnoMed® I am able to sleep very well and also that my wife can now enjoy a good night’s sleep without my racket at night.
“With a household to manage, motherhood, night school for advanced degrees, and two jobs – good sleep seemed an unattainable goal. Over the years of sleep deprivation, my health steadily declined with resultant hypertension, chronic sinusitis, and eventually atrial fibrillation.
I had a sleep study that showed moderate obstructive sleep apnea. A second study to fit a CPAP mask was a dismal failure – 14 different masks and nothing fit.
My dentist suggested a SomnoDent® and my life has turned around since I received it. My husband is delighted that I no longer snore. I’m off my blood pressure medications. I truly feel like a new person with much more energy. I can’t thank you folks enough for my SomnoDent®. I’m convinced it has literally saved my life.”