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Patient website provides information on treatment options for sleep apnea

Bonn. Patients who consult a dentist for snoring or sleep apnea treatment with the use of an oral appliance often have many questions. Partners and family members of those affected often suffer from the individual‘s problems as well and are interested in the diagnosis and treatment options. The new patient website, from SICAT in Bonn, now complements the consultation with a dentist. The well-designed site clearly explains what obstructive sleep apnea is, what treatment options are available and how the oral appliance OPTISLEEP works.

Individuals who are unsure of whether their sleep disorder may require treatment can take a self-test on the patient website. The website provides an overview with answers to FAQs about this condition and explains the treatment with OPTISLEEP. A practical search function quickly finds the nearest dental practice that offers computer-aided diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

OPTISLEEP is a comfortable solution for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea. Thanks to its slim design, the two-part appliance is very comfortable and ensures patient compliance. The customized appliance-based treatment is based on data from SICAT Air, a software program that allows the upper airways to be analyzed using a 3D image and digitally maps the complete workflow of appliance-based treatment. The Dentsply Sirona GALILEOS and ORTHOPHOS SL imaging devices and the integrated workflow in SIDEXIS 4 optimally explain and illustrate treatment planning to patients.

Sidexis 4 features an intuitive user interface and ideally supports the working routines of dentists to ensure a smooth and efficient workflow. Daily operations, such as taking X-rays, analyzing image data, making a diagnosis and consulting patients, are facilitated by this software. Moreover, data can be easily transferred and, for example, exported to a practice management software. The Timeline function organizes all the image data assigned to a patient in a preview according to capture date. A quick overview of the patient’s history and the ability to recall the data simplifies the daily routine of the dentist. Furthermore, the compare function enables two 3D X-ray images or up to four 2D images to be analyzed and compared simultaneously.

“An even better viewing angle, closely aligned to the dentist’s perspective was central to the development process,” said Jörg Haist. “The innovative and now award-winning design serves to enhance the quality of diagnostics, treatment planning and patient consultations.”

The prestigious German Design Award, which has been conferred since 1953 by the German Design Council, the leading center of German brand and design, recognizes innovative products and projects as well as their manufacturers and designers every year. This prize goes to products that combine exceptional design trends, optimal user-friendliness and target group-oriented design.

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