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Take the next step to control your sleep apnea

Dr. Thakkar will design and develop a FDA approved custom-fit sleep oral appliance that can improve both your sleep and overall quality of life. 

Step 1:

Thoroughly review our introductory packet below. It explains qualifications for sleep oral appliance, what steps are taken through visits, and patient financial resposibility.

Please use the link below to open our new patient introduction packet.

Step 2:

All the needed documentation needs to be completed by patient, referring physician, and your dentist.

These documentations are neccessary before visit with Dr. Thakkar can be scheduled.

Step 3:

Schedule your visit with Dr. Thakkar in office or introductory visit as tele visit.


Frequently asked question.

What role dentist can play with sleep apnea?

These specialists are trained to provide oral appliance therapy as a viable alternative or complement to traditional treatments like continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines.   These devices are FDA approved and custom designed based on evaluation with Dr. Thakkar.

They have received additional training, as Dr. Thakkar with American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Sleep apnea dental specialists can custom-design and fit oral appliances. These devices are worn during sleep to reposition the lower jaw and tongue, helping to keep the airway open and prevent obstruction. Oral appliance therapy is often recommended for individuals with mild to moderate OSA or those who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy with severe sleep apnea.

I am interested in evaluation of oral sleep appliance with Dr. Thakkar, so what's next?

Please read our New Patient packet to start your journey.  For additional quetions, please fill our your infomation on our contact page or can reach office directly at  (610) 436-4512.

Before speaking with Dr. Thakkar, we have to gather your comprehensive history that includes updated sleep study, medical history, and dental history. Clearances by other health care providers may be required.   

Afterwards, many times televisit appointment can be setup as an initial appointment.  Dr. Thakkar and staff will spend considerable time reviewing with you your medical and dental history, discussion about your sleep disorder and sleep study, and discussion of possible treatment options.

Is sleep appliance covered by insurance?

Whether oral sleep appliances for sleep apnea are covered by insurance depends on several factors, including the specific insurance plan you have, the type of appliance prescribed, and the severity of your sleep apnea.

It’s recommended that you contact your insurance provider directly to inquire about the specific details of your coverage.

Currently Dr. Thakkar is an out-of-network provider with medical insurances.

Here are some points to consider:

1. **Insurance Coverage**: Many health insurance plans do offer coverage for oral sleep appliances, but the extent of coverage can vary widely. Some plans may cover a portion of the cost, while others might cover the entire cost.

2. **Type of Appliance**: There are different types of oral sleep appliances used for treating sleep apnea.  Some insurance plans may have specific criteria for coverage based on the type of appliance prescribed.

3. **Severity of Sleep Apnea**: Insurance companies often require documentation of the severity of your sleep apnea to determine whether treatment with an oral appliance is medically necessary. This might involve providing sleep study results and a prescription from a sleep specialist.

4. **Prior Authorization**: Some insurance plans may require prior authorization before covering the cost of an oral sleep appliance. This means your healthcare provider may need to submit documentation to the insurance company, explaining why the appliance is necessary for your treatment.

5. **Deductibles and Co-Payments**: Even if your insurance covers oral sleep appliances, you may still need to pay deductibles, co-payments, or co-insurance amounts.

6. **Documentation and Medical Necessity**: To increase the likelihood of insurance coverage, it’s important to provide thorough documentation, including sleep study results, a prescription from a sleep specialist, and any other required documentation to demonstrate the medical necessity of the appliance.

Still have questions?

No worries.  Please contact our office directly at (610) 436-4512 or use our contact page for additional help.