The National Association of Dental Laboratories’ Journal of Dental Technology readers have recognized MicroDental’s MicrO2 Sleep Device with the WOW! award. MicrO2 is a CAD/CAM milled oral appliance for treating snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea.

A WOW! product is a dental laboratory product or service that saves time and money while improving quality. The MicrO2 Sleep Device was peer-nominated and reviewed by a panel of industry experts. “The products and services recognized this year indicate that the dental laboratory industry continues to be in a period of significant change and the marketplace is responding with high-quality solutions that will allow our community to remain profitable and competitive,” says Harold Burdette, Jr., CDT, president of NADL, in a release.

Benefits such as time saved with efficient CAD/CAM production, money saved through a low remake rate from precision milling, and improved quality with controlled-cured PMMA pucks that are durable and consistent set the MicrO2 apart, MicroDental states. MicroDental adds that an advantage of MicrO2 is a unique approach to titration that is intended to make the device easier to use for the dentist and the patient.

“The MicrO2 design solves problems for me—it’s small, tough, and reliable. Having no tiny adjustment mechanism is helpful for some patients—the easy way to bring the jaw forward and keep the airway open,” says Steve Carstensen, DDS, diplomate, ABDSM, of Bellevue, Wash.

MicrO2 exclusively helps dental laboratories meet the rising demand of sleep devices by partnering with MicroDental Laboratories as a Certified MicrO2 Sleep Device provider. It also allows access to an engineered digital device that delivers the exact prescription via a scalable and transferrable low cost digital workflow.