Dream Dental Response to Philips CPAP Recall
The Philips Respironics CPAP device recall may impact your friends and family. Please share the below facts and notification with anyone who may be affected.
Our Dr. Nancy Addy spoke with KMBC TV channel 9 news about the recall and the proven, effective sleep apnea treatment alternative — Oral appliance therapy (OAT) to ensure those impacted can continue to get a good night’s sleep. OAT treatment has been provided by S&G Family Dentistry for decades.Click to Watch Dr. Addy’s Segment on KMBC TV
What is the Philips Respironics CPAP recall?
On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics issued a recall notification for an estimated 3-4 million CPAP machines in response to potential health risks related to the sound abatement foam component in these devices.
As a result, Philips has advised patients to discontinue using the affected devices and work with their physician or DME provider to determine appropriate options for continued treatment.
How do I check to see if Philips recalled my CPAP machine?Click to Visit the FDA Website
What alternative treatment options are available now that Philips recalled my CPAP machine?
Sleep apnea significantly impacts daytime sleepiness and quality of life, and we know many of you rely on CPAP as a treatment. However, oral appliance therapy (OAT) is a proven, effective option to treat all levels of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) severity, reduce Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) and improve OSA co-morbidities, such as blood pressure, fatigue and fatigue-related accidents, and cardiovascular mortality.
OAT uses a mouth guard-like device worn during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. Dr. Addy, Dr. Grosdidier and Dr. Matthews are professionally trained in dental sleep medicine. We deliver the highest level of care and provide you with a custom-fitted, FDA-approved oral appliance (or temporary appliance) based on your personal needs. In addition, we work with your physician and manage follow-up care to ensure maximum effectiveness.