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Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Monday, October 29, 2018

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  • Discuss oral appliances as an alternative for patients with sleep apnea who are CPAP intolerant.
  • Review taking an accurate bite registration to ensure optimal appliance design.
  • Describe different appliance options for treating sleep apnea depending on the physiologic requirements. 

Healthcare professionals have a responsibility to their patients with sleep-related breathing disorders because severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and related conditions are potentially dangerous.

This article describes oral appliance therapy as a treatment option, including modifications that may be needed to the devices. Accurate and detailed bite registration and determining proper sleep position are also explained.

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