Special Committee In Washington To Look At Oral Appliance Therapy As Benchmark Therapy For OSA, Thanks To The ASBA And Our Team

More great news coming from The ! It is no secret that the has been working tirelessly for the advancement of dental sleep medicine and, in September, the culmination of all of that hard work will come to fruition. Key members of the , along with NFL icons such as Roy Green, and Congressman Marty Russo will be in front of a special congressional committee speaking about treatment of Obstructive () with oral appliance therapy.

Spearheaded by Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo, this special committee was assigned a health and science aid to gather information on the effectiveness of oral appliance therapy in treating OSA. Congresswoman Eshoo’s main goals with forming this committee is to make oral appliances a benchmark therapy. The hope is that the information gathered within this committee, along with insight from these key ASBA members, will help to educate patients on all treatment options; an education that is not typically presented at the time of treatment. “In a world where CPAP is over prescribed and patient outcomes are less than ideal, this meeting of ASBA elites and political powerhouses will change the landscape of dental sleep medicine”, says David Gergen, Executive Director of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.

The ASBA is the only Academy that is fighting for dentists in the space that we call sleep. There is strength in numbers and the ASBA currently has 770 members. It is the fastest growing academy in the World. Now is your opportunity to be a part of an organization that is paving the road for oral appliance therapy to be the benchmark in OSA treatment. Visit americansleepandbreathingacademy.com to join the movement.

Alan Hickey

Alan Hickey

Publisher of Sleep Diagnosis and Therapy Journal the Official publication of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, the Journal is a clinical and technical publication for dental and medical professionals.

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