Sleep apnea therapy can use oral appliances as an alternative to CPAP. Oral appliances have been registered by the FDA and may be used to treat sleep apnea when administered by a qualified dentist trained in Dental Sleep Therapy.

Dr. Martin Denbar has used Oral Appliance Therapy to treat sleep disordered breathing for over 19 years in the Austin area. He has treated over 1,500 cases, ranging from the simplest to the most difficult. As the only general dentist that is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in Central Texas, Dr. Denbar has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education, lectures nationally, and trains other dentists in this field.

Combined Therapy for Sleep Apnea
Using CPAP and the TAP-PAP Interface

If a single treatment is not successful by itself, we are able to combine different therapies to obtain the desired result. Patients with severe sleep apnea often require higher air pressures from their CPAP units. Higher air pressures can be uncomfortable making CPAP usage difficult if not impossible for many patients.

TAP-PAPThe new FDA approved device, the TAP-PAP Interface, allows a CPAP to be attached directly to an oral appliance. The TAP-PAP has no headstraps to keep the mask on your face. It uses nasal pillows and is extremely stable so that the nasal pillows are not easily dislodged. Since the oral appliance is already assisting in maintaining your airway, the air pressures for the CPAP unit are usually lowered by 40% - 60%. With lower CPAP air pressures, no headgear and a stable device, patient comfort is improved and patient usage increases.

Nationally, Dr. Denbar is one of the few dentists with significant clinical experience using Combined Therapy and is one of a handful of doctors that has been published on this treatment.

If this therapy is needed, our office has state-of-the-art CPAP units for patients to use with their appliance. We are able to download information from the CPAP units and forward it to your physician so they are also updated on your medical condition. Our office and your physician's office can now work together to obtain the best result for you.

Sleep Apnea mouthpiece

Austin Sleep Apnea and Snoring Therapy provides an alternative to CPAP therapy for snoring and mild to severe sleep apnea.

Insurance Assignments Accepted:

Our dentist, Dr. Denbar, is a Medicare and medical insurance in-network provider for most major medical insurance carriers.

Advanced Dental Sleep Business Seminar

Dr. Denbar is teaching an advanced billing and clinical seminar in Dental Sleep Medicine. This Dental Sleep Continuing Education (CE) Seminar focuses on medical insurance reimbursement, business principles and the clinical aspects of this field. This course picks up where most clinical courses end and guides you through the practical business aspect of dental sleep medicine while illuminating the medical-legal implications.

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