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.


Speaking Engagements

  1. Austin Community College School of Dental Hygiene, "The RDH - A Member of the Sleep Disorders Treatment Team". November 2010.

  2. Austin Heart, August 2011 "Oral Appliance Therapy for the Treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing"

  3. Central Texas Dental Society Meeting November 2011: "Dental Sleep Medicine, From the Basics to How it Impacts Your Practice"

  4. Texas Society of Sleep Professionals State Meeting November 2011: "Oral Appliance Therapy for the Treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing".

  5. Texas State University graduate Polysomnography program annual guest lecturer April 2012. Oral Appliance Therapy lecture and instruction.

  6. University of Texas School of Dentistry, February 3, 2012
    "Dental Sleep Medicine: An Overview, Treatment Protocol, Case Presentations and Treatment Complications"

  7. Texas Sleep Conference, 6th Annual Seminar Presented by the Texas
    Society for Respiratory Care, May 2012, "Non PAP Devices, Is There a Place for Them".

  8. University of Alabama School of Dentistry, August 24, 2012
    "Dental Sleep Medicine: An Overview, Treatment Protocol, Complications and Case Presentations"

  9. Texas Nurse Practitioners' 24th Annual Conference, September 6 - 9, 2012, "Apnea Therapy Using Oral Appliances, Is There a Place for Them?"

  10. University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry, October 19, 2012 "Dental Sleep Medicine: An Overview, Treatment Protocol, Complications and Case Presentations"

  11. University of Texas School of Nursing Master's Program, November 19, 2012, "Sleep Apnea Treatment using Oral Appliance Therapy, Is There a Place for Them"

  12. Central Texas Physicians Assistants Society, December 11. 2012, "Non PAP Devices, Is There a Place for Them".

  13. University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, November 6 & 19, 2012, "Sleep Apnea Treatment using Oral Appliance Therapy, Is There a Place for Them" (guest lecture to Nurse Practitioner students and faculty.

  14. University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, April 5, 2013
    "Dental Sleep Medicine: An Overview, Treatment Protocol, Complications and Case Presentations"

  15. Grand Rounds St. David's Hospital Austin, May 14, 2013, "Non-PAP Devices, Is There a Place for Them"

  16. American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, National Convention, May 31,2013, "Combination and Hybrid Therapy, Managing the Previously Untreatable Patient"

  17. Sleep Apnea Therapy using Oral Appliances, Is There a Place for Them? Texas Nurse Practitioners’ 25th Annual Conference to be held September 26 – 29, 2013

  18. University of Missouri School of Dentistry, November 16, 2013, "Dental Sleep Medicine: An Overview, Treatment Protocol, Complications and Case Presentations"

  19. Southern Sleep Society, April 4-6 of 2014, Memphis, Tn., "Controversies using Oral Appliance Therapy for the Dentist and Physician treating Sleep Apnea"

  20. Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine National Convention, May 29, 2014, "The Difficult Case: What is It, Understanding It and Case Presentations".

  21. International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology National Meeting, September 12, 2014, "Sleep Disordered Breathing, & Oral Appliances What Should We Evaluate, Consider and be Knowledgeable About to be an Effective Clinician".

  22. Texas Society of Sleep Professionals, Sept. 20, 2014, "Oral Appliance Therapy-2014 What is It & What's New"

  23. Texas Society of Nurse Practitioners State Convention, Sept. 6, 2014, "Oral Appliance Therapy-2014 What is It & What's New"

  24. Victoria Jr. College, August 8, 2014, "Sleep Disordered Breathing & Oral Appliances What Should We Evaluate, Consider and be Knowledgeable About to be an Effective Clinician"

  25. Austin District Dental Hygiene Society, October 18, 2014 "Sleep Disordered Breathing, & Oral Appliances, What Should We Evaluate, Consider and be Knowledgeable About to be an Effective Clinician".

Austin Apnea & Snoring Therapy uses FDA registered dental oral appliances to treat mild, moderate and severe sleep apnea providing a more comfortable alternative to CPAP. Our office is an in-network provider for most major medical insurance companies.

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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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