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Does every patient who snores need to have a sleep study?

Does every patient who snores need to have a sleep study?

This is a question I often get asked by dentists. A patient comes in and wants an oral appliance for their problematic snoring. The patient is young, not overweight, not tired or sleepy, no one has seen them stop breathing and they are healthy with no medical comorbidity. The patient doesn’t want to do a sleep study and the dentist wonders whether they need to do one.

Diagnosing dental patients for sleep apnoea

Diagnosing dental patients for sleep apnoea

The most important step in establishing a practice in oral appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnoea is having a simple and efficient method of organising sleep studies for dental patients. In the following article I answer some of the commonly asked questions by dentists…