Dentists are an integral part of Sleep Medicine and the treatment of mild to moderate sleep-related breathing disorders. Here are a few key points about the dentist's role in sleep medicine
Dentists are on the front line of preventative care.
Patients typically visit their Dentist more frequently than specialists, making the dental office an opportune area to screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Oral appliance therapy (OAT) is on the rise.
Although CPAP is an effective method of treating apnea, it’s efficacy is diminished because of the large number of patients who are unable or unwilling to tolerate PAP therapy, making OAT an appealing alternative for many patients & health care providers.
Oximetry is an innexpensive, convenient solution.
OAT devices often need multiple follow-up studies to ensure the patient is properly titration. Oximetry provides a simple, objective solution for following up with patients utilizing OAT devices.
SatScreenTM In Your Practice
SatScreen uses oximetry data to provide Health Care Providers with detailed reports for screening sleep‐related breathing disorders.
Within minutes, you will see test results in an informative, easy to read report.
Applications in Dentistry:
Identify Therapy Candidates
Open Conversations with Patients
Easy Pre vs. Post-Treatment Tracking
- Objectively Titrate
- Trouble-shoot Titrations