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Which patients should use oral devices for OSA?
January 25, 2023 -- Dental patients' craniofacial features may predict whether oral appliance therapy will reduce their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published on January 22 in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Read More
FDA OKs Vivos' daytime-nighttime OSA device
January 4, 2023 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave 510(k) clearance to Vivos Therapeutics' daytime-nighttime device for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Read More
New West Dental Lab debuts 3D-printed sleep device
December 13, 2022 -- New West Dental Lab has introduced EndSnorZ, a 3D-printed mandibular advancement device used to treat patients with sleep-disturbed breathing. Read More
Airway Management debuts new sleep apnea appliance
October 26, 2022 -- Custom oral appliance manufacturer Airway Management has launched flexTap, an oral appliance that is designed to treat patients with snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Read More
What's the best way to help patients with sleep apnea?
August 30, 2022 -- Patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea saw greater improvement in their condition when they wore mouthguards set at a mandibular advancement of 50%, according to a study published recently in Clinical and Experimental Dental Research. Read More
Tongue device improves sleep apnea in kids with Down syndrome
April 22, 2022 -- A surgically implanted device that moves a person's tongue forward during sleep reduces sleep apnea severity in children with Down syndrome, according to a study published April 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery. Read More
Screen for sleep-disturbed breathing or risk lawsuits
March 18, 2022 -- Dentists need to screen adults and children for sleep-related breathing disorders or possibly face legal ramifications, according to a virtual session at the 2022 Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting that is being held March 17-19 in Atlanta. Read More
Screening for sleep-disordered breathing isn't just for adults
January 27, 2022 -- Sleep-disordered breathing, including abnormal episodes of breathing and snoring, can occur in children at any age, which is why they should be screened for the condition during routine dental exams, according to a presenter at the 2022 Yankee Dental Congress in Boston. Read More
Philips' recalled sleep apnea devices likely safe
January 5, 2022 -- Test results indicate certain recalled sleep and respiratory devices from Philips Respironics, a Royal Philips' subsidiary, do not appear to cause long-term health consequences, according to the company. Read More
Philips, FDA provide update on CPAP device recall
November 17, 2021 -- Royal Philips and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have provided updates on the voluntary recall notification for certain Philips Respironics sleep and respiratory care products, including bilevel positive airway pressure and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. Read More
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Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.