The Silent Nite Sleep Appliance and provisional treatment protocol from Glidewell is a simple way to treat snoring and sleep apnea.
Glidewell makes building your sleep practice easier than ever before. The provisional treatment protocol — along with the Silent Nite® Sleep Appliance — will help you treat patients simply and quickly, as it avoids the common hurdles and delays of the traditional sleep diagnostic process.
“The Silent Nite Sleep Appliance is well suited for provisional therapy because it is clinically effective, it includes a fast turnaround time, with only three days in the lab, and it fits the criteria to ensure patients have an optimal first experience with oral appliance therapy.”– Bradley Eli, DMD, M.S.
Breathe Easier When You Prescribe the Silent Nite®
About 50% of patients say they snore, and as many as 70% of patients who seek treatment for snoring and sleep apnea cite bed partner disturbance as the primary motivating factor.1,2 With the Silent Nite appliance, you can provide oral appliance therapy with the confidence that it will effectively relieve your patients’ snoring. That’s because Glidewell provides a money-back guarantee: Silent Nite stops the snoring or return it within 90 days for a full credit. This assurance further expands access to quality care, so more patients can experience the health benefits of sleep therapy.
Provisional Sleep Treatment: Free Resources
To begin treatment immediately upon a positive screen for sleep-disordered breathing, you may utilize the provisional mandibular advancement device (PMAD) protocol. This three-step method identifies and qualifies patients for PMAD therapy, ensures that patients are informed of the referral to a physician for evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea, and provides a provisional device to be used in the interim to help alleviate symptoms.
Available for free, the Sleep Solutions Kit includes resources you can use to get started with PMAD therapy:
- STOP-BANG Questionnaire: A reliable tool for predicting risk for obstructive sleep apnea
- Informed Consent Document: Medicolegal document informs patients about provisional therapy
- Sleep Appliance Comparison Matrix: Assists clinicians in determining which device best suits their patients’ needs
“Any dental practice can very easily utilize the PMAD protocol,” said Dr. Bradley Eli, orofacial pain specialist, Encinitas, California. “It’s a simple, health-conscious approach that solves the time to treatment problem, and most importantly, it provides immediate treatment for a potentially life-threatening medical condition.”
For a simple way to treat snoring and sleep apnea, explore the provisional treatment protocol and download your free Sleep Solutions Kit. Visit glidewell.com/pmad or call 877-210-3338.
Read how the Silent Nite Sleep Appliance can be more affordable for certain patients in “Making Medicare Appliances Affordable for All” by Randy Clare here: https://dentalsleeppractice.com/making-medicare-appliances-affordable-for-all/
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unhealthy sleep-related behaviors — 12 states, 2009. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Mar 4;60(8):233-8.
- Clare R. Over-the-counter snoring mouthguards: are they useful? Smile Bulletin. 2021 Feb 21. Available from: https://glidewelldental.com/company/blog/over-the-counter-snoring-mouthguards-are-they-useful.