Double-board certified in dental sleep medicine and specializing in oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, and part of the P2P Open Network, Dr. Mogell is a trusted partner of many area sleep physicians and medical professionals for their patients needing treatment in the Boca Raton, Vero Beach, and Melbourne areas.
Our mission is to explore all options to ensure positive OSA treatment outcomes. We have a solution for your patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea but are unable to tolerate Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy.
Below you’ll find answers to the most common questions we receive from physicians and information on the process. Additionally, you can view case studies and supplemental information here.
How does oral appliance therapy work?
A proven and effective treatment option for sleep breathing disorders, a custom-fit oral appliance treats sleep apnea, snoring and associated conditions such as teeth grinding by repositioning the lower jaw and tongue to keep the central airway open during sleep. This treatment option is ideal for treating mild or moderate sleep apnea, or for those with severe sleep apnea who can’t use CPAP.
Oral appliance therapy is NOT a one-size-fits-all solution. There are a variety of appliances available to suit each patient’s specific needs and each device is custom-fit and adjusted to maximize comfort, effectiveness, and compliance.
What is the first step for my patients if they suspect they have sleep apnea?
Ask your patient the standard types of sleep-apnea screening questions, like:
- Have you been told that you snore?
- Do you awaken from sleep with shortness of Breath?
- Have you ever been diagnosed with sleep apnea?
- Do you have a CPAP machine?
- Are unable to tolerate it?
- Have you experienced any of the following?
- High blood pressure
- Shortness of breath
- Coronary artery disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Atrial fibrillation
Next, send your patient to us for a consultation. We will then ensure the patient has a sleep test (typically take home vs in-lab). After the consultation and sleep test, we will send you SOAP notes and provide you with periodic updates.
When the patient has achieved maximum medical improvement, they will be referred back to your practice for your evaluation. You always know where your patient is in the treatment process. Whether the patient is fitted for an oral appliance or declines treatment, you will be notified.
What will my patients have to pay for OAT?
Oral appliance therapy is a medical treatment and is covered by most major medical insurance plans.
At Florida Dental Sleep Disorders, we accept Medicare, TRICARE, and are able to file in-network with most insurance companies to maximize benefits and reduce out-of-pocket costs.
- Health First
For Medicare patients, oral appliance therapy is almost always FULLY COVERED.
Our commitment to transparent communication
We have partnered with local physicians to treat sleep apnea for over a decade. The result is that we are well versed in communicating with and providing you with everything you need to ensure your referred patient receives the appropriate treatment.
After the initial consultation, we will send you SOAP notes and provide you with periodic updates. When the patient has achieved maximum medical improvement, they will be referred back to your practice for your evaluation. You always know where your patient is in the treatment process. Whether the patient is fitted for an oral appliance or declines treatment, you will be notified.