Owasso, OK (PRWEB) September 04, 2013
Dr. Drake and Dr. Voto from Drake, Voto and Associates in Owasso, OK, aren’t your typical dentists. Although extremely familiar with crowns and bridges, cavities and cosmetics, this dental practice is redefining the dental industry, one snoring patient at a time. According to the Sleep Association, over 80% of people remain undiagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and it's assumed more physicians would implement greater OSA screening protocols. Interestingly enough, dentists such as Dr. Drake and Dr. Voto are among the small group of practitioners stepping up, to offer Oral Appliance Therapy to treat patients for snoring and Sleep Apnea.
With the help of technology, and dental continuing education courses from Sleep Group Solutions, Dr. Drake and Dr. Voto have established a proper sleep protocol, which includes patient screening, home sleep testing for diagnostic, Oral Appliance Therapy, and the use of a special screening and titration technology called the Pharyngometer and the Rhinometer. “I’ve done the restorative part of dentistry for over 34 years, but treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea, I can say I have changed peoples lives, and this is very rewarding to me,” says Dr. Drake, who attended a Sleep Group Solutions course in 2012 with his partner Dr. Voto. Dr. Drake made his first oral appliance years ago for a patient who was nervous to fly due to her heavy snoring. “I later found out from my SGS training, that I had treated her for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. A few months later she came back in, and not only did we cure her snoring, but she was more rested in the morning, blood pressure was down, lost a few pounds, an
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