Dentist Sleep Apnea Program
More than 22 million individuals in the United States suffer from sleep apnea, and 80% of those cases are undiagnosed. Your dental practice can help maintain the health and wellbeing of your patients. As a dental professional, you can easily recognize when a patient is dealing with obstructive sleep apnea. Few practices are equipped to offer treatment for this condition.
Why have your patients endured traditional sleep studies, timely waiting lists, and expensive treatments when they can test for OSA from the comfort of their own homes? Our goal at ApneaMed is to provide dental practices with the necessary tools and resources to test for obstructive sleep apnea. ApneaMed offers three partnership options for dental practices looking for a cost-effective and straightforward home sleep test for obstructive sleep apnea.
By partnering with ApneaMed, dentists can provide testing and treatment for sleep apnea and, in turn, offer more comprehensive oral health care to your patients.
How Dentists Can Partner With ApneaMed
We understand that each dentist runs a unique practice. Because no dental practice is the same, ApneaMed caters to the industry by providing multiple ways to partner with us. Allow our team to listen to your needs and customize a solution that aligns with what you’re looking for, creating a relationship that is easy to manage while bringing in additional revenue to your practice.
Option 1: Referral Partnerships
If you think your dental patient may have obstructive sleep apnea, you can refer them directly to ApneaMed. The patient fills out a referral form in your dental office to expedite the process, and your staff faxes the form to ApneaMed. Our team handles the rest and will contact the patient to schedule a sleep test.
Option 2: In-Office Partnership
If you’re looking for a way to build out a more robust menu of service offerings for your dental patients, an in-office partnership may be the ideal option. With an in-office partnership, ApneaMed provides your practice with your own home sleep test unit, allowing you to test your patients for sleep apnea.
Your dental patients will take the sleep test unit home for testing and return it to your office after they have used it. You have complete control over your fees for this additional service offering. The patient’s insurance can also be billed for the service through your office.
Option 3: Mail-Out Partnership
Last but certainly not least, our mail-out partnership enables you to order a home sleep test unit for any patients you suspect have obstructive sleep apnea. Your office coordinates with ApneaMed to order the test on behalf of the patient.
After the testing is complete, the patient returns the test in the mail to ApneaMed. From there, our team handles the rest — sending the sleep test unit to the patient’s home and working with the patient to treat their sleep apnea. Each dental practice will determine its own fees for the add-on service. The patient’s insurance can also be billed for the service through your office.
How Your Practice and Your Patients Will Benefit from Sleep Apnea Testing
As a top-rated dental practice in your area, your top priority is providing your patients with unmatched services. Alongside your exceptional dental work, you can now offer your patients a way to diagnose and treat sleep apnea that not only benefits the patient but your dental practice as well. Here are a few of the ways ApneaMed’s dentist sleep apnea program will benefit your practice.
Your practice can provide more services to the patient.
Dental practices can acquire and retain more patients when they offer various services. This is why so many practices have added services like IV sedation, endo treatments, oral surgery, cosmetic procedures, and more.
When these services aren’t offered, dental professionals alienate themselves from a large percentage of the population seeking these services from an oral healthcare provider.
Offering your patients a way to diagnose and treat their sleep apnea is an incredible opportunity for growing your practice. Traditional methods for diagnosing this sleep disorder include a long waitlist, a lengthy sleep study, and much higher costs for these services. Only once the patient has received the diagnosis can they purchase a device for treating sleep apnea.
By going through ApneaMed, your patient saves a surprising amount of time and money by using our home test unit to diagnose their sleep disorder. ApneaMed also provides more affordable AutoPAP devices for treating sleep apnea.
Add to your revenue with this billable service.
As a business, one of your top priorities is generating revenue. Without it, you won’t be able to keep your doors open and keep providing your top-notch dental services to the patients you’ve gained over the years. While there are different ways to grow your bottom line, expanding your billable service offerings is an easy option.
Providing sleep apnea testing for your patients not only allows you to expand your customer base and bring in more prospective customers but earn additional revenue from this new service.
ApneaMed provides the tools you need to treat your patients.
Our team is experts in obstructive sleep apnea and wants you to be confident and comfortable working with your patients suspected of sleep apnea. To do this, we provide you with all the necessary tools and resources to give you a leg up against the competition:
- Free patient brochures - Educate your patients, so they understand the risks associated with sleep apnea and their treatment options.
- Sleep apnea screening tools - Use our provided screening tools to check patients you think may be dealing with sleep apnea before recommending the home test.
- Home Sleep Test units - Send patients home with your practice’s own home sleep test unit from ApneaMed to test for sleep apnea.
- Sleep test results - Using the home sleep test unit, patients can receive a legal diagnosis for their sleep apnea from an ApneaMed medical practitioner. This allows them to purchase an AutoPAP device to treat their sleep apnea.
- Devices - Should your patient receive a mild to moderate sleep apnea diagnosis after completing the home sleep test, ApneaMed will provide you with a physician’s recommendation for an oral appliance. If the patient is severe, AutoPAP will be recommended per industry guidelines.
As a partner of ApneaMed, we will never leave you empty-handed. Our goal is to provide sleep apnea patients with the treatment they need to get relief, which we can’t do without your help! Allow our team to help your dental patients get tested and treated for obstructive sleep apnea using our efficient and affordable at-home sleep apnea test.
ApneaMed Offers Sleep Apnea Treatment Assistance To Dental Professionals
ApneaMed strives to provide an affordable solution to people suffering from sleep apnea by partnering with top-rated dental practices. When you partner with our team, your dental practice will have access to our home sleep tests for diagnosing sleep apnea. To learn more about our partnership program for dentists, please contact us.