The Guideline, jointly issued by the AADSM and AASM, is great news for both patients who are CPAP intolerant, and dentists who deliver Dental Sleep Medicine.
This Guideline is great news for patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) as it endorses a more collaborative approach between the dental and medical communities.
The Guideline specifically supports a qualified dentist fabricating a custom, titrate-able device, once a sleep physician prescribes an oral appliance for the treatment of OSA.
AADSM President Kathleen Bennett, DDS. states “Communication and teamwork between sleep physicians and dentists are essential in delivering exceptional patient care. The new Guideline paves the way for a more collaborative relationship, which underscores the indispensable role a dentist plays in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”
Earl K Bogrow DDS is a Diplomate of the prestigious American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and now dedicates his practice exclusively to Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA & snoring.