Sleep Apnea Overview + Meeting Setter

Better sleep for your patients. 

Obstructive sleep apnea is a very common medical disorder that prevents airflow during sleep and is associated with several life threatening conditions. Many patients with mild-to-moderate OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) are seeking alternatives to CPAP devices. Dandy helps practices take advantage of this fast  growing segment in the dental industry. 

Better sleep starts with quality 

We utilize digital workflows combined with industry-leading materials to produce highly accurate and efficacious sleep apnea devices. Dandy’s experienced sleep apnea design team ensures even the most challenging and complex cases fit perfectly, all while using the latest milling technology. 

Grow your practice 

Sleep apnea provides an opportunity to significantly increase practice revenue and profitability. Practices receive medical billing reimbursements while requiring minimal chair time. 

Medical billing simplified 

We provide your practice with the education, enablement, and clinical support necessary to confidently treat sleep apnea. All Dandy sleep apnea customers receive an exclusive discount with our medical billing partner,  Nierman Practice Management. We simplify the process so you can focus on what you do best. 

Go Digital with Sleep Apnea Treatment 

Say goodbye to PVS material.  

You can order sleep appliances with a completely digital workflow. Dandy Chairside walks you through a simple step-by-step scanning and ordering experience. 

Sleep Apnea Appliances

We offer two best-in-class appliances that are highly effective and easy to order.

Herbst Appliance


Upper and lower arches are connected via a metal hinge that protrudes the mandible forward. 

Covered by Medicare 

Allows for lateral and vertical movement

Easily adjustable 


11 business days turnaround 

Dorsal Appliance

Upper and lower arches are separate; Control of the lower jaw position is achieved by the adjustable ramps on the upper tray. 

Allow for most normal mouth movement  during sleep 

Two part design with no metal hinge for comfort 


11 business days turnaround 

Medical Billing Overview 

Billing medical insurance can be a challenging and time consuming part of offering intraoral sleep apnea appliances. Dandy simplifies this for your practice. 

We’ve partnered with Nierman Practice Management to make this process straightforward. Nierman is an expert in assisting dentists bill medical insurance, and specializes in sleep apnea and TMJ. 

Sleep Apnea Overview 

Unsure what sleep apnea is and want to learn more? Here is a brief overview of the disease. 

What is sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts. This can range from mild  (infrequent gaps in breathing) to severe (frequent and long gaps in breathing). In general, the main symptoms of sleep apnea are snoring and fatigue after long night’s sleep. 



• Pulmonologists 

• ENT (ear, nose, and throat doctors) 

• Dentists 


To diagnose sleep apnea, a patient must first go to a board certified physician to get a prescription to conduct a sleep study. The sleep study will determine if a patient does indeed have sleep apnea, and qualifies for treatment. 


The two main treatments for sleep apnea are CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) or intraoral appliances. CPAP provides air at a pressure just high enough to prevent the collapse of your airway. The pressurized air is provided through a mask that seals with your mouth or nose. This allows you to breathe without much effort and sleep without waking up.  

Intraoral appliances pull the lower jaw (mandibular) forward so that the airway is opened up and the patient can easily breathe. You can test this by snoring yourself, then push your lower jaw forward and see what  happens.


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