Smile Foundation sleep treatment course

Oct. 11, 2010
Course offerings are in high-success sleep treatment.

LOS ANGELES, California--The SMILE Foundation, an Appliance Therapy Group company, has announced the inception--in conjunction with the Center for CPAP Intolerance--of a new monthly course offering to train physicians and dentists in the adoption and implementation of a consistently successful, effective new treatment protocol for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

The Full Breath Solution is a single-arch oral appliance for reducing nightly air blockage. Fully patented and FDA-approved, it inhibits the movement of the tongue--gently keeping the mouth open and the air passage free-- without mandibular advancement.

Used in conjunction with an accredited sleep study (or FDA-approved home sleep studies), the Full Breath Solution has enjoyed success since its introduction to the dental community, posting a 79% drop in the Apnea Hypopnea Index and a 95% patient-tested success-rate.

According to Dr. Brian Keropian, creator of the Full Breath Solution, “It’s comfortable, safe, effective and affordable. No mandibular advancement. No jaw or facial pain. No malocclusion. It’s the smallest, least invasive, most clinically successful appliance available for combating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, and the more than 2,000 patients of mine who currently use the Full Breath Solution will testify to its effectiveness.”

Worn only at night, each thermoplastic-formulated FBS appliance is custom-made and form-fitted to the patient’s mouth. The treatment process is simple: a laboratory sleep test, followed by a fitting, then three to eight follow-up visits for adjustment and fine tuning. The FBS treatment is covered by most medical plans and Medicare.

“The Full Breath Solution’s treatment record speaks for itself,” explained SMILE Foundation President Sal Rodas. “It’s consistent, documented success in dramatically lowering the Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) makes it the right choice for medical and dental professionals desiring an entry point into the skyrocketing field of sleep medicine. We are proud to join with the CCI in conducting these important new course offerings.”

Certificates will be issued by CCI to attendees upon course completion. Matriculation, administrative, and accreditation processes will be managed by the SMILE Foundation.

To register (or for additional course information and schedules) visit the SMILE Foundation at or call (800) 423-3270.

To read more about the SMILE Foundation, go to SMILE Foundation.

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