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Nov.8.2018

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The need for nasodiaphragmatic breathing, and how to help develop it

Oct.4.2018

by Tom Colquitt, DDS The early focus of “Dental Sleep Medicine”, thanks to Dr. Thornton’s development of the first TAP appliance, was to bring the mandible and tongue up and forward to provide a passive pharynx and a patent airway during sleep.  During that era we were thinking more about. . . read more

UDI FDA Requirements

Sep.14.2018

FDA UDI White Paper v1.1

Effects of Sleep Quality and Sleep Deprivation on your Health

Aug.16.2018

Lose weight.  Stop smoking.  Exercise at least 20 minutes per day.   Eat more vegetables.  Sleep at least 8 hours a night.  We all know these things can improve our health but let's take a look at the last one.... SLEEP  We are starting to understand the role sleep plays in. . . read more

Meet the Team Monday: Terri Jones

Jul.30.2018

Meet the Team Monday!   Today, we would like to introduce Terri Jones. Terri has over 20 years experience as a respiratory therapist and has been with Airway Management for 5 years as the Customer Service Manager for Medical.   Whether she is talking to a patient, dentist, sleep lab. . . read more

myTAP FAQs

Jul.26.2018

How does the myTAP work? The myTAP is the first of its kind, non-custom oral appliance for snoring and sleep apnea that is both patient-friendly and affordable. The myTAP appliance is based on the most clinically validated, effective custom oral appliance on the market, the TAP.  TAP appliances are mandibular. . . read more

3 signs you might suffer from obstructive sleep apnea….and they aren’t as obvious as you think!

Jul.18.2018

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when the throat muscles relax, the jaw falls back and restricts the airway which causes a person to stop breathing multiple times throughout the night. Snoring and feeling sleepy throughout the day may be obvious symptoms of OSA, but what about the less obvious signs? Let’s look at some. . . read more

5 Tips to keep your custom TAP or myTAP good as new!

Jun.18.2018

The fit and condition of your custom TAP or myTAP appliance can play an extremely important roll in treating your mild to moderate sleep apnea. Here are 5 tips on keeping your TAP or myTAP in the best shape: Brush or clean your TAP/myTAP When you remove your appliance in the morning,. . . read more

Meet the Team – Eric

May.9.2018

On this edition of Meet the Team, we would like to introduce and welcome Eric Jarrett to the Airway Team! Eric is our new Director of Quality and Regulatory. Eric has a BS Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M and a MBA Engineering and Technology Management from the University of Dallas.. . . read more

myTAP Video

Apr.23.2018

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Meet The Team Tuesday – Rudy

Apr.3.2018

Meet The Team Tuesday!   Airway would like to introduce Rudy! Rudy has been with Airway Management for 18 YEARS and is the Lab Supervisor. At work, he enjoys helping to improve the quality of life of others by working closely with Dr. Thornton on innovation of new products!  . . . read more

How does the myTAP stack up against other non-custom oral appliances?

Apr.2.2018

myTAP is the premiere, non-custom oral appliance for treating snoring to moderate sleep apnea.  Check out our quick facts and comparison chart to find out why!

Now offering EMAILED invoices

Feb.12.2018

Airway Management will now be offering emailed invoices.  Please fill out the form below to update your account preferences.  

2018 Events and Tradeshows

Feb.2.2018

FEBRUARY 2018 NADL Annual Meeting Feb. 16-17, 2018 Las Vegas, NV DS3 Symposium Feb. 16-17, 2018 Tampa, FL Chicago Lab Day Feb. 23-25, 2018 Chicago, IL MARCH 2018 University of Pacific Alumni  Mar. 2-3, 2018 San Fransisco, CA APRIL 2018 UNC Mini Residency April 6-7, 2018 Chapel Hill, NC Sleep and Wellness Conference . . . read more

2018 Courses

Feb.2.2018

FEBRUARY 2018 Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Looking Beyond the Teeth and Saving Lives Feb. 22, 2018 Chicago, IL Jamison Spencer AES 2018 Feb. 23, 2018 Chicago, IL Paul McLornan Practical Sleep Medicine Workflow Feb. 23, 2018 Scottsdale, AZ Dental Sleep Solutions MARCH 2018 Practical Dental Sleep Medicine Workflow March 1-2, 2018 Charlotte,. . . read more

Dentists Should Be At The Front Line Of Sleep Medicine And The Oral Appliance Industry

Jun.14.2017

  What do dentists have to do with getting better sleep? A lot more than some might think – including many dentists in America. Oral appliances for sleep apnea have been available for decades, but in recent years there are several distinct areas where the oral appliance industry and dentistry. . . read more

Interview with Dr. Jamison Spencer

Mar.18.2017

In our first live broadcast interview, we talk with Dr. Spencer's about: his recommendations for Dentists looking to get into Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM) billing for oral appliances the outlook for the DSM field the most fulfilling aspect of DSM Don't miss out on Dr. Spencer's upcoming FREE Webinar: Avoiding. . . read more

dreamTAP series: Part 4 – Lateral Excursion and Force Spreading Bar

Feb.13.2017

The TAP system appliances all have the fundamental feature of single-point, midline adjustment in the anterior, without any material or mechanisms to prevent posterior lateral excursion.  The dreamTAP has two new features; increased lateral excursion and a force spreading bar. The dreamTAP has the largest side to side excursion of. . . read more

dreamTAP Series Part 3: Quick Release vs. Medicare

Feb.9.2017

The dreamTAP has a new feature, Quick Release, which addresses one of the main reasons patients can be reluctant to choose the TAP style appliances; it appears claustrophobic. With the Quick Release bar, the patient can disengage the trays while wearing the device by simply moving the mandible forward about. . . read more

dreamTAP series: Hook Titration System and Protrusive Range

Jan.23.2017

Have you ever had trouble fitting an oral appliance because: The starting position was off? The appliance did not have enough adjustment range to adequately treat that patient? dreamTAP simplifies protrusion with the 3 hook titration system. dreamTAP’s 15 mm protrusive range sets it apart from all other oral appliances. . . read more