Information provide by Mike Smurr-Director of Marketing Patterson Dental
If dental practices were able to prescribe treatment to every patient who snored or suffered from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), business would boom. That’s because a whopping 27% of the U.S. population snore. But too often we hear from dentists that common treatment options have big barriers for patient acceptance including high costs, insurance acceptance and discomfort during use. The result is a missed opportunity in terms of improving patient lives and expanding business.
An Easier Way to Treat Sleep Apnea and Snoring
In 2013, Airway Management, a leader in helping people who suffer from disordered breathing while sleeping, released the myTAP oral appliance. Clinically proven to treat snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea, the myTAP comes as a preassembled stock unit meant to be precision fitted in the dental office using unique thermoplastic materials. This gives the myTAP a fit and feel of a custom device but by definition is not one, since a mold of the patient’s teeth is not being made. The result is a low-cost customizable device, eliminating the need for dental impressions, bite records and dental labs in the process of treating sleep apnea and snoring with an oral appliance. For these same reasons, the myTAP is available as an immediate treatment option and can be fitted in just 15 minutes. As all dentists know, when you reduce the time and costs of treatment, you increase patient acceptance. Learn More About myTAP While oral appliances are still a relatively new option in treating sleep apnea in patients, they are quickly growing in popularity. The myTAP is no exception and we at Patterson are the exclusive distributor, you won’t find this unique treatment option from any dental supply company other than Patterson. I have access to videos and resources to show how to integrate this cool product in to your practice.