Dr. Denbar has used Oral Appliance Therapy to treat sleep disordered breathing for 24 years in the Austin area. He has treated thousands of cases, ranging from the simplest to the most difficult. Dr. Denbar is a credentialed, in-network medical provider for most major medical insurance companies. These insurance carriers include Aetna, Humana, United Healthcare, Cigna, Seton Healthcare and Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Denbar is also a Medicare and Tricare provider. Our office provides the most extensive medical insurance coverage for this therapy in Central Texas.

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

If Oral Appliance Therapy or surgery is not successful by themselves or in combination, we are still able to use a different therapy with a high probability of success. This treatment is called Combination Therapy. All devices that we use for Combination Therapy are FDA approved.

TAP-PAP Patients with more severe issues often require higher air pressures from their CPAP units to control their sleep apnea. Higher air pressures can be uncomfortable making CPAP usage difficult if not impossible for many patients. Using an Interface removes the need for head and/or chin straps, pressures are usually reduced 40-50%, virtually no air leaks occur and you have the ability to still sleep on your side and stomach.

Dr. Denbar is one of only a few dentists on a national and international basis with significant clinical experience with Combination Therapy using an Interface. He has successfully treated cases ranging from the straight forward to the untreatable since 2001.

For your convenience our office has state-of- the-art auto-CPAP units that we loan to patients during their initial treatment phase. This allows us to closely monitor your progress and keep your physician apprised of your progress on a real time basis.

Under the website section called Published Articles, you can read what Dr. Denbar has published on this subject in scientific journals.

Sleep Apnea mouthpiece

Austin Apnea and Snoring 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.


Advanced Dental Sleep Business Seminar

Dr. Denbar is teaching an advanced seminar in Dental Sleep Medicine. This Dental Sleep Continuing Education (CE) Seminar focuses on the clinical aspects and business side 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.

Learn more about this seminar