Do You Know?

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54
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people in America suffer from sleep apnea1

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80
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in the US alone are undiagnosed2

ADA recommends every dental practice screen for sleep-related breathing disorders as a part of the comprehensive examination, including ongoing monitoring when supplying oral appliance therapy.3
“The adopted policy statement outlines the role of dentists in treating sleep related breathing disorders. Key components include assessing a patient’s risk for SRBD as part of a comprehensive medical and dental history and referring affected patients to appropriate physicians; evaluating the appropriateness of OAT as prescribed by a physician and providing OAT for mild and moderate sleep apnea when a patient does not tolerate a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device; recognizing and managing OAT side effects; continually updating dental sleep medicine knowledge and training; and communicating patients’ treatment progress with the referring physician and other healthcare providers.”3
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WatchPAT®️ is an innovative Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT) that utilizes the peripheral arterial signal (PAT®️). It measures up to 7 channels (PAT®️ signal, heart rate, oximetry, actigraphy, body position, snoring, and chest motion) via three points of contact. Within one minute post-study, the raw data is downloaded and auto-scored identifying all types of apnea events. WatchPAT®️ provides AHI, AHIc, RDI, and ODI based upon True Sleep Time and Sleep Staging. WatchPAT®️ is clinically validated with an 89% correlation to PSG4. The PAT signal was included in the 2017 AASM Clinical Practice Guidelines as technically adequate.
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WatchPAT® for Dentists

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WatchPAT® for Dentists offers dental providers multi-purpose solutions for the use of a home sleep apnea testing. From screening to diagnostic services and treatment efficacy to physician reporting, WatchPAT® has what any dental office wants to make the overall experience for all involved as seamless and comfortable as possible. Since every dental business is different, we highly recommend you contact our Dental Clinical Specialists to assess your WatchPAT® solution possibilities.

We will work with you to assess your dental WatchPAT® opportunities to relieve hurdles and generate more successful outcomes with patients and physicians.

References on this page:

  1. "ResMed: New Analysis Shows Sleep Apnea More Common in Americas than Previously Thought." Contify Life Science News 10 June 2019
  2. An Official American Thoracic Society Statement: The Importance of Healthy Sleep, Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 191, Iss 12, pp 1450–1458, Jun 15, 2015
  3. www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2017-archive/october/sleep-related-breathing-disorder-treatment-outlined-in-new-policy
  4. "Yalamanchali et al. JAMA Otolaryngnol Head Neck Surg, 2013, Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Peripheral Arterial Tonometry (Meta-Analysis)"