Is Sleep Apnea Something My Dentist Can Help With?
For Physicians Referring Patients
We understand the frustration that you may be feeling if a patient is unable to tolerate CPAP and we can partner with you to offer an alternative solution to your patients. What you can expect from our office:
- We follow AADSM protocol for treating sleep apnea as well as the Kansas Medical Board.
- We will always send follow up letters so you can follow along with your patient’s treatment.
- We will always require a referral from your patient’s sleep doctor or primary care doctor. (No office diagnosing)
- We are participating providers with Medicare.
- We work with and bill to all major medical insurance plans.
- We always use the highest quality appliances.
- We are committed to continuing education for sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy and are constantly challenging ourselves to read the latest studies on sleep apnea and current treatment and appliances and attending sleep CE courses and conferences.
- We are not afraid to tell a patient that Oral Appliance Therapy may not work for them based on our findings with the patient.
- We educate patients on the adjunct treatment options such as bed wedges, nasal cones/strips, sleep masks, diet and lifestyle management, and proper sleep hygiene.
- We continue to see great results with the use of oral appliances but also recognize that CPAP Therapy is still the gold standard in treating Sleep Apnea.
Dr. Kohlmeier enjoys meeting with physicians and their team to educate on Oral Appliance Therapy and how we can be a resource for you and your patients. If this is something you feel will benefit your office and you would like to schedule a meeting, please email Rebecca, the Sleep Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
*Please note, when referring a patient to our office, we need a copy of the patient’s Diagnostic Sleep Study (if applicable), a prescription for either a home sleep test or oral appliance (whichever you’re recommending) or both, a letter of medical necessity stating the patient’s need for therapy, and the patient’s medical notes. Please fax (see number below) or send to our office mailing address.