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


  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


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


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


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


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

dreamTAP series: Part One – Core Fundamentals


  For over 20 years, TAP has been the standard in Dental Sleep Medicine due to its efficacy and ease of use.  Over 36 peer reviewed studies have demonstrated the effectiveness in treating all levels of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).   The bottom line is the fundamental design of the TAP. . . read more

dreamTAP vs. other oral appliances


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dreamTAP Features


dreamTAP is the newest custom oral appliance to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea from Airway Management. Key features:  Single Point Adjustment Dental Grade Chromium-Cobault Alloy (Nickel Free) 15 mm Protrusion Range 15 mm (customizable) Lateral Excursion Range Maximum Lingual Tongue Space Easy to Prescribe, Deliver & Adjust Key Benefits Based on. . . read more

The Role of the Dental Hygienist in screening for Sleep Disordered Breathing


It is estimated that there are 50 MILLION people in the United States that have some form of Sleep Disordered Breathing. Consider the statement above when you think about implementing Dental Sleep Medicine into your practice.  It is estimated that 50+% of the patients in an average dental practice could. . . read more