SomnoDent and Digital High Tech

by Larry Emmott on October 19, 2017

in Diagnostics,Digital Impressions,Management,Theraputics

A SomnoDent sleep apnea oral appliance is a premium, custom-fitted dental device developed for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It is an effective, comfortable, and durable alternative to CPAP therapy or corrective surgery.

Source: Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance – SomnoMed

Sleep therapy lends itself well to digital technology. We are using the following for our sleep patients:

  • i-Cat CBCT for a general dental evaluation and measurement of the airway.
  • 3 shape TRIOS¬†scanner and software to take a full upper and lower impression as well as a digital bite.
  • Telemedicine for the medical consult needed for a diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • SleepMed ARES home sleep test, remarkable technology that tests the patient for OSA at home rather than at an expensive sleep clinic.

The technology is amazing and works well. The SomnoDent device is simple and effective.

The most challenging part of the process by far is the paperwork and dealing with medical insurance.

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