Obstructive sleep apnea is a devastating condition that could be keeping millions of households all over America awake at night. OSA affects the back of the throat causing it to relax. When the throat relaxes, it narrows the passageways affecting the way a person breathes. Obstructive sleep apnea training is an excellent solution to help those people sleep better.
OSA doesn’t discriminate but there are some risks to be aware of which include:
- Snoring, although not everyone who snores suffers
- Neck size for men it’s 18” for women it’s 16”
- Being a man
- Family history
- Being post menopausal
- Being diabetic
- Alcohol use
- Sedative and tranquilizer use
- Facial configurations
- Large tonsils or adenoids
- Drinking at bedtime
- High growth hormone levels also known as acromegaly
As a dentist there is something that you can do about obstructive sleep apnea, and best of all, it can boost your bottom line as well.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Training for Dentists
DSM Solutions offers dental practices obstructive sleep apnea training. Unlike some solutions specialists, DSM also teaches you how to identify and diagnosis obstructive sleep apnea. This means you can treat patients who already have OSA and people who haven’t been diagnosed but suspect they may be suffering.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Training?
Dental sleep training is a service that you can add to your menu. This service offers patients an alternative when it comes to OSA solutions.
DSM Solutions offers customized dental sleep training packages for your entire dental practice. Remember, just like your other services your team needs to learn protocol when it comes to dental sleep training and oral appliance therapy for OSA.
Before oral appliance therapy, people with obstructive sleep apnea relied on CPAP therapy. CPAP therapy has been used for decades but because it is cumbersome is often left on the nightstand.
If CPAP therapy didn’t work, some resorted to, and still commit to surgery. While surgery works in some cases, patients report that the OSA often comes back over time.
Oral appliance therapy for OSA has changed the way people breathe at night, and is an excellent remedy for people with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
All the Tools You Need for Dental Sleep Training
DSM Solutions offers small and large dental practices all the tools needed to diagnose and treat obstructive sleep apnea. Each individualized training program is customized to suit your needs and the needs of your patients.
The Advantages of Dental Sleep Training
While there are many advantages to dental sleep training, one of the biggest is dental flow. When you open your dental practice up to a different demographic, you are gaining more patients. Patients that wouldn’t normally seek you out. Those same patients will tell their friends and so on.
Dental sleep training is an incredible way to increase your patient base and your end of year earnings.
If you would like to learn more about obstructive sleep apnea training, call and talk to DSM Solutions today.