Dr. Jim Beck’s experience and training in the fields of treating OSA and TMD exceed 10 years. Our office performs a complete and thorough joint and muscle examination, advanced technologies for screening, close attention to intra-oral habits, and also checking the nasal and oral airway for obstruction. A multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of OSA/TMD is our number one goal. If a patient comes to our office and has signs of OSA and has not been previously diagnosed, protocol involves referring patients for proper diagnosis and assessment by physicians, i.e. pulse ox and then PSG or HST, as preferred by the physician. Should the patient be diagnosed with mild to moderate OSA and an oral appliance is indicated for treatment, we then ask they are referred back to us for the appliance.
Of course, severe OSA patients should always use CPAP as the first line of treatment. If a severe OSA patient is unable to tolerate CPAP, I can treat them with an oral appliance for OSA; the goal being to reduce the AHI in half.
You will be informed of the treatment and progress of your patients.
How to refer a patient for TMD or OSA:
Call Jeanette at 719-544-0901 and she will be happy to take information over the phone
OR Download the referral form and fax it along with necessary documentation to 719-543-7107