Vivos Therapeutics Inc recently launched an online education and training program that enables dentists and other healthcare providers around the United States to learn about the emerging field of craniofacial sleep medicine.

Vivos’ approach is comprised of specially designed, customized appliances integrated into a patient-specific, multi-disciplinary clinical protocol that is used by trained dental and medical providers to address certain craniofacial conditions associated with sleep-disordered breathing pioneered by the work of Vivos’ founder Dave Singh. Vivos’ proprietary system has been shown to enhance and open the upper airway, according to the company, which adds that clinical results are typically achieved rather quickly (in about 12 to 24 months or less), and without the need for lifetime intervention, unlike CPAP or other oral appliances.

Vivos sponsored its first online education and training Summit on March 26-27, featuring selected clinicians from the dental and medical arena, reaching maximum capacity in three days, with over 500 dentists in attendance. Six additional two-day encore events were scheduled twice a week thereafter to accommodate the demand. More than 4,300 healthcare professionals concerned about sleep, breathing, and wellness have registered for this program.

“We believe our approach represents the world’s first hope for a potentially global solution to the estimated one billion who suffer from OSA, which is a serious and growing health epidemic,” says R. Kirk Huntsman, co-founder and CEO at Vivos, in a release. “By going virtual with sleep/breathing education and training, we have created an opportunity for everyone to come and learn about the latest developments in currently available treatment options.

“The world is experiencing unprecedented times with respiratory diseases, and we believe our approach and related services could make a huge difference in the lives of many. The demand for learning more about sleep-disordered breathing has been overwhelming, as dentists and other professionals learn how to incorporate craniofacial sleep medicine into their practices once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.”