Archive for the ‘Sleep Apnea’ Category

Survey of Oral Appliance Practice Among Dentists Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients (Discussion End)The dentists of the SDDS may not be representative of all dentists using OAs to treat OSA. Members of the SDDS receive educational materials, monthly newsletters, and […]

Survey of Oral Appliance Practice Among Dentists Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients (Discussion Beginning) To our knowledge, this is the first study to evaluate systematically the patterns of practice among dentists using OAs to treat OSA. It is important to evaluate these patterns of practice because dentists are being asked to provide treatment for a medical syndrome, OSA, which if treated inadequately may lead to decreased daytime wakefulness, increased cardiovascular morbidity, and possibly increased overall mortality. Treating OSA patients with OAs requires close […]

Survey of Oral Appliance Practice Among Dentists Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients (Results)Three-hundred fifty-five surveys were mailed, of which 124 (35%) were returned. One hundred ten of these respondents were dentists (87%), 10 were orthodontists (9%), and 4 were maxillofacial surgeons (3%). […]

Survey of Oral Appliance Practice Among Dentists Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients (Materials and Methods)A survey instrument was designed containing the following questions: What is your occupation? What is the percentage of patients in your practice over the past year […]

Survey of Oral Appliance Practice Among Dentists Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients (Introduction)Purpose: Oral appliances (OAs) are used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This study seeks to quantify the patterns of practice of OA use among dentists.
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