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American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Professional membership organization promoting the use and research of oral appliances and oral surgery for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing.
Thornton Adjustable Positioner – The Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP) is a custom, adjustable oral appliance that is worn while sleeping. The appliance holds the lower jaw forward, preventing the tongue and soft tissue of the throat from collapsing into the airway. The TAP maintains a clear airway to reduce snoring and improve breathing during sleep.
Somnomed – The SomnoDent MAS is a Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS) that treats both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea by advancing the lower jaw forward. It is a custom made device consisting of an upper and lower dental plate. The SomnoDent is also available for patients who wear dentures.
Dental Organization for Sleep Apnea – DOSA was developed to make a significant impact on the awareness and screening of sleep apnea in the dental practice and the recommendation of proper treatment after diagnosis by a physician to include Oral Appliance Therapy.
American Sleep Apnea Association – The ASAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing injury, disability and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common disorder.
National Sleep Foundation (NSF) – The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent nonprofit organization in the USA whose objectives are to improve public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting sleep-related education, research, and advocacy.