Dr. George Jones, speaker for Sleep Group Solutions, discusses oral appliance therapy for the CPAP intolerant. His upcoming live lectures include Indianapolis and Denver in April.
Indianapolis, IN, USA – Dr. George Jones, a leading instructor with Sleep Group Solutions, discusses oral appliance therapy for the CPAP-intolerant patient. Dr. Jones’ case study offers a step-by-step treatment plan, with diagnosis and screening procedures. During the Sleep Group Solutions two-day lecture, OAT is heavily discussed, with case studies and treatment plans. Dr. Jones can be seen live in Indianapolis on April 8 and 9, and in Denver on April 29 and 30.
The original article, published in the latest edition of the Sleep Magazine, takes a patient from screening to treatment. “A 77-year-old female patient was referred for oral appliance therapy by her physician. Her medical history was significant for hypertension, GERD, hypothyroidism, glucose intolerance, and severe obstructive sleep apnoea with daytime somnolence,” says Dr. Jones on his newly referred, OSA diagnosed patient. “Her dental history was significant for macroglossia and a retrognathic mandible with a Class II jaw relationship.” Dr. Jones began with an exam, followed by further testing using the pharyngometer and rhinometer. “We can manipulate the mandible and see its effect on the airway calipre in real time with the Eccovision by SGS.” Dr. Jones then found the most optimum mandible position. “A Whole You Respire Herbst appliance was chosen for its ability for fine protrusive adjustments and lateral mobility.” A home sleep test was then administered for further results.