Peer-Reviewed Study

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure: Is It Still the Gold Standard? A Thoughtful Analysis With the Advent of Oral Appliance Therapy

Author(s): Martin Denbar, DDS
Published in JDSM.


Devices Used: TAP PAP

In conclusion, the term ‘gold standard’ can be reconsidered when referring to CPAP therapy with the advent of OAT. Although new to most physicians and dentists, combination therapy has been available and used for more than 20 years and is really the new gold standard when considering all the issues discussed. Both therapies are needed, can coexist, and should be used to derive the most therapeutic and least invasive treatment for the patient.