October, 23 2017
ADA Adopts Policy on Dentistry’s Role in Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Similar Disorders
CHICAGO, October 23, 2017 — The House of Delegates approved an American Dental Association (ADA) policy statement addressing dentistry’s role in sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD), developed as a result of a 2015 resolution calling for the action.
The adopted policy emphasizes that “dentists are the only health care provider with the knowledge and expertise to provide oral appliance therapy (OAT).”
SRDBs are a set of potentially serious…