This white paper reviews advances in oral appliance and titration/trial appliance data.
In 2006, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research funded a $1.05 mm grant to investigate how to improve oral appliance therapy outcomes for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. Dan Levendowski served as the principal investigator, Todd Morgan as the sub-investigator, Victoria Melzer as the site administrator for the novice dental office, and Philip Westbrook, MD, provided clinical oversight.
The primary conclusion from their research was there is too much trial-and-error involved in the determination of a jaw-forward position that optimizes oral appliance outcomes for the treatment of OSA. The findings were reported in 5 manuscripts and 10 conference proceedings and led to the development and validation of the Apnea Guard® trial appliance. References for the 15 manuscripts and proceedings are provided at the end of this white paper. Click on “Sign Up to Download White Paper” for a convenient summary of the results.
This white paper is sponsored by Ez Sleep.