Kim Rioux DDS is thrilled to announce that our The DentiTrac® compliance chip reader has arrived and is linked to the office software!
This technology is the long-awaited solution for some in the treatment of their sleep apnea. Why do we say that? Who needs this technology? If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, read on to learn how you might be able to benefit?
Who needs DentiTrac®?
As you may be aware, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a significant health concern that affects millions of people each year. The consequences of undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea are profound, can be life threatening.
Traditionally, OSA has been treated with a CPAP or similar device. Recently more physicians have been prescribing oral appliance therapy for their patients who cannot tolerate the mask, hoses, and restrictions of a CPAP. This therapy has literally been a life saver for many people. One of the limitations of oral appliance therapy, however, has been that it has been impossible to objectively verify compliance.
For patients with sleep apnea whose livelihood requires that they have documented proof of treatment for their sleep apnea, a CPAP-like device was the only option. This meant for airline pilots, truck drivers, engineers, ship’s captains, and others, a mask and hoses were their only option. DentiTrac® is the solution they’ve been waiting for!
The Long Awaited Solution!
This smallest and most powerful compliance tracking recorder fits seamlessly into almost any oral appliance. There are many benefits with DentiTrac®:
- Long-lasting- Enjoy an incredible battery lifespan of two years under normal use* and benefit from the freedom of up to six months of data storage
- Infrared – Communication between the micro-recorder and base station is infrared, simplifying appliance placement and posing no risk of radiated energy.
- Biocompatible – The DentiTrac® is sealed within biocompatible epoxy before it is embedded and further sealed within the appliance
Are you interested in learning more about this new technology? Call our Gig Harbor dentist office today at (253) 857-6778 or contact us online. We would love to talk to you about it!