ICON location small redwood city
Fairfield, OH (513) 829-4400
ICON location small redwood city
Cincinnati, OH (513) 923-1800
ICON location small redwood city
West Chester, OH (513) 777-9040
ADA Accessibility Information
Accessibility

A
A

A
background anibanner NelsonDiersDDS
Hooray! Governor Dewine has given dental offices in Ohio the go ahead to open our doors and begin serving our patients again! We will be following the guidance provided to us by the Ohio State Dental Board as well as the American Dental Association and the CDC.

We ask that you please be patient with us as we navigate this uncharted territory together. It continues to be our priority to serve you to the best of our ability in the safest environment possible.

PLEASE AWAIT OUR PHONE CALL. This will allow us to serve you better. Our goal is to have contacted everyone by May 18th. If you have not heard from us by then and have concerns please feel free to reach out.

Please be checking your email for any updates or changes. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure versus Oral Appliance Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea


A Randomized Controlled Trial
Posted on 10/9/2018 by Nelson R. Diers

At A Glance Commentary


Scientific Knowledge on the Subject

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is considered to be the treatment of choice for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Oral appliance (OA) therapy, such as the mandibular advancement device (MAD), is a viable alternative with growing use, particularly in patients with milder OSA. Comparative effectiveness studies that examine multiple important health outcomes with these treatment modalities in patients with the full spectrum of OSA severity are lacking.

What This Study Adds to the Field

In the short term, health outcomes in patients with moderate to severe OSA were similar after treatment with CPAP and MAD. This was likely explained by the greater efficacy of CPAP being offset by inferior compliance relative to MAD. These findings strongly challenge current practice parameters recommending MAD treatment be considered only in patients with mild to moderate OSA. Long-term comparative effectiveness studies between CPAP and MAD that include objectively measured treatment compliance are needed to better define treatment strategies for patients with OSA."

- Study & information source: Health Outcomes of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure versus Oral Appliance Treatment
for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
. View the provided document to view more in-depth information.
LOGO small NelsonDiersDDS

Our Mission


To constantly improve the orthodontic experience with superior innovative service.

To positively affect our patients lives with an honest, trusting, and considerate orthodontic team.

To grow together in mind, heart, and spirit with superior management, emphasizing communication, encouragement, kindness, and patience.


Our Hours


Mon 9am–6pm
Tue 10am–7pm
Wed 8am–5pm
Thr 8am–5pm
Fri 8am–12pm
Sat 8am–12pm
button for sm facebook NelsonDiersDDS

button for sm google NelsonDiersDDS

button for sm yelp NelsonDiersDDS
Nelson R. Diers, DDS | www.diersorthodontics.com | (513) 829-4400
1251 Nilles Rd, Suite 14 Fairfield, OH, 45014