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Short Communication - Journal of Oral Medicine and Surgery (2021) Volume 4, Issue 1

Dental appliances in severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea รข?? role of the dentist

The importance of treatments with established efficacy for severe Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is clear, because of the well-known linear relationship between morbidity and apnea severity. Currently, Dental appliances – especially the ones aimed to protrude the mandible during sleep are recommended for patients with severe OSA who cannot tolerate Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. Despite being considered as a less effective option, some patients show greater improvements when using dental appliances. In this lecture, I will present the results of two studies that evaluated subjective and objective outcome and adherence of dental appliance is severe and extremely severe OSA.

Author(s): Yaron Haviv

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