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Seeking Mouth-Breathers with Sleep-Apnea

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The UTHSC College of Dentistry is currently seeking participants for an investigational sleep apnea appliance being developed to test an alternative treatment approach for sleep apnea patients who are mouth-breathers, instead of the traditional mask and head-strap device:

To qualify, you must:

  • Use a full face mask that covers both nose and mouth
  • Be diagnosed with sleep apnea
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be in general good health condition
  • Have had a Polysomnography (PSG; in-lab) sleep study within the last 3 years
  • Currently using a CPAP or APAP device
  • Be a mouth-breather
  • Have at least 8 healthy teeth
  • Presents with no current gum infections or diseases
  • Be willing to follow all treatment procedures and recommendations

Each participant will receive a custom sleep apnea oronasal appliance for use during the study and up to $50 for full participation in the 5 week study.

Please contact Maddie Singer at 901-448-2827 or Colette Stewart at cstewa32@uthsc.edu; 901-448-1525 for more information.