Sleep Data offers Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) as an alternative to CPAP therapy for those patients who are unable to tolerate CPAP. OAT treats obstructive sleep apnea by moving the lower jaw slightly forward using a custom oral appliance. This movement tightens the soft tissue and muscles of the upper airway, which prevents obstruction while you sleep.
We offer OAT through our sister company Sleep Alliance, led by Dr. Todd Morgan, ABDSM. If you’ve received a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea or suffer from snoring, Sleep Alliance and Dr. Morgan are here to help.
Sleep Alliance believes exceptional patient care comes from providing
essential information, providing pleasant surroundings, and implementing therapy that works.
The gold standard for trial of OAT is the Apnea Guard, a device patented by Dr. Morgan that allows for therapy to begin right away and identifies the best jaw position for each individual patient. The Apnea Guard allows easy determination of an efficacious jaw position that can be prescribed and transferred to the custom appliance, similar to establishing a pressure setting for CPAP.
Sleep Alliance uses several different types of premium adjustable oral appliances such as the Herbst Device, ResMed Narval CC, and MicrO2 among others.
Todd Morgan, DMD, ABDSM is a clinician and researcher with more than 25 years experience in treating snoring and sleep apnea. He has held leadership roles for the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is the past Chief of Oral Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas. Dr. Morgan lectures nationally and internationally on oral appliance therapy.
His team has completed several NIH funded clinical trials and he has authored several peer-reviewed articles and books on the treatment of sleep apnea with dental appliances. Dr. Morgan collaborates routinely with sleep medicine physicians and healthcare insurers, and is currently developing a unique sleep apnea care model that will provide a multidisciplinary platform for the care of patients with sleep-breathing disorders.