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.


Published Professional Papers

Case report: Utilization of the Thornton Adjustable Positioner in maintaining the airway for a child with obstructive apnea, micrognathia, and cerebral palsy. [Case Reports, Journal Article] Tex Dent J 1998 Oct; 115(10):21-2.

Case Report: A Case Study Involving the Combination Treatment of an Oral Appliance and Auto-Titrating C-PAP Unit. Sleep and Breathing, volume 6, number 3, 2002.

"A Case Study Using Hybrid Therapy to Treat a Patient with Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea". In cooperation with Gregg Essick, DDS, PhD Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Center for Neurosensory Disorders, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. June 2012, Sleep Review, Journal for Sleep Specialists "Obstructive Sleep Apnea, The Dentist and Two Case Reports" [(Feature Journal Article]

Tex Dent J 1997 Feb; 114(2):19-20. "Treatment of 2 Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Cases with T.A.P. Dental Appliance" Sleep Disorders Dental Society Report 1996 Sept.


Links to Articles Published by Dr. Denbar

click for document A Case Study Involving the Combination Treatment of an Oral Appliance and Auto-Titrating CPAP Unit


click for documentCase report: utilization of the Thornton Adjustable Positioner in maintaining the airway for a child with obstructive apnea, micrognathia, and cerebral palsy. [Case Reports, Journal Article] Tex Dent J 1998 Oct; 115(10):21-2.





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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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