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Treating OSA Without a CPAP: Options You’ve likely heard of the “gold standard” for sleep apnea treatment, a machine with a running motor, tubing and a face mask called a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. Luckily, for many sleep apnea sufferers, there are many CPAP alternatives. Let’s begin with a few conservative options. Weight Management […]

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Top 5 Tips For Keeping Your SomnoDent Clean If you having recently become a SomnoDent patient, or if you are thinking about having this oral device improve your sleep by treating your mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), then you might be thinking about how best to keep the oral device clean. The acrylic and, in some cases, the soft liner […]

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The oral anatomy can present multiple signs of sleep apnea that no healthcare provider may ever see…except for a dentist. As such, dentists play an extremely important role when it comes to screening for sleeping disorders and directing patients toward appropriate treatment. Changes in Diagnosis Strategies In the past, the first step was to refer […]

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Do materials and manufacturing processes matter when it comes to providing your patients with the best type of mandibular advancement device? Yes. The higher the quality, the better and more comfortable the fit of the appliance will be for your patient. A higher end manufacturing process will help to guarantee several years of use and […]

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Featured Practice Series:  Dr. Dennis Gillespie Dr. Dennis Gillespie was born and raised in Vancouver, WA, where he attended Mountain View High School. He majored in psychology and chemistry at Brigham Young University, and he furthered his education at the Indiana University School for Dentistry and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Ever since […]

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How to Choose the Right Oral Appliance for Your Patient Everyone sleeps differently and struggles with unique health challenges. That’s why it’s not always possible to treat all forms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with the same form of oral appliance therapy (OAT). The same could be said for why CPAP works for certain individuals […]

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