Obstructive sleep apnea affects around 20 million Americans and can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

American Acaemy of Dental Sleep Medicine Meeting in San Antonio

I am attending the AADSM in San Antonio Texas this weekend. I spend way too much time on continuing education but I will pass on new information that is relevant to my readers.

As I reported a compliance device for oral appliances was shown at the trucking and sleep apnea meeting last month in Baltimore. Being able to measure compliance is the last piece needed to make dental sleep medicine overtake CPAP as the "Gold Standard"

While not perfect oral appliances are preferred by the majority of patients offered a choice of CPAP or Oral Appliances.

Please watch for posts on new developments in Dental Sleep Medicine.

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posted by Dr Shapira at 4:13 PM