Dr. Jim Beck’s experience and training in the fields of treating OSA and TMD exceed 10 years. Our office performs a complete and thorough joint and muscle examination, uses advanced technologies for screening, pays close attention to intra-oral habits, and also checks the nasal and oral airway for obstruction.
A multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of OSA/TMD is our number one goal. If a patient comes to our office and has signs of OSA and has not been previously diagnosed, our protocol involves referring patients for proper diagnosis and assessment by physicians, i.e., pulse ox and then PSG or HST, as preferred by the physician. Should the patient be diagnosed with mild to moderate OSA and an oral appliance is indicated for treatment, we then ask they be referred back to us for the appliance.
Of course, severe OSA patients should always use CPAP as the first line of treatment. If a severe OSA patient is unable to tolerate CPAP, we can treat them with an oral appliance for OSA; the goal being to reduce the AHI in half.
You will be informed of the treatment and progress of your patients.
How to refer a patient for TMD or OSA:
Call Jeanette at (719) 544-0901 and she will be happy to take information over the phone.
Download the referral form and fax it along with the necessary documentation to (719) 543-7107.REFERRAL FORM