The role of the sleep-disorders dentist in the management of sleep-disordered breathing is expanding and most medical sleep teams are including a properly trained dentist.
The duties of the dentist include:
The recently revised American Academy of Sleep Medicine Practice Parameters indicates that physicians may refer patients to an experienced sleep disorders dentist for oral appliance therapy as first-line treatment for primary snoring and for mild and moderate OSA.
The ideal patients include those that are:
However, even obese patients with sleep apnea have been shown to benefit significantly from oral appliance therapy. In addition, oral appliances can be utilized in tandem with CPAP for a "combination" approach.
To refer a new patient to our practice, please fax documentation to:
or mail to
Pennsylvania Dental Sleep Medicine
4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 104
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Thank you for entrusting Dr. Beck Fox with your patient care.