Treating Sleep Apnea - Arlington, VA

Today’s dental field has vastly grown in terms of its ability to contribute to a patient’s overall medicinal health, specifically the advancement in treating sleep apnea. Dr. Kim is one of few dentists in Northern Virginia to be partnering with sleep local labs, technicians, and physicians, to provide cutting edge sleep researchers to improve the treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

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MATRx for Sleep Apnea

MATRx for Sleep Apnea

Our research and development is led by Zephyr sleep technology, whose focus is on improving the efficacy of Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) to address the needs of OSA patients who are dissatisfied or non-compliant with CPAP treatment. Dr. Kim and affiliating physicians strongly believe patients should have alternative solutions, one of which comes from the latest technological advancements when treating OSA.

Zephyr developed MATRx, the only remote-controlled medical device designed to perform mandibular titration during polysomnography. Polysomnography is a comprehensive recording of the biophysiological changes that occur during sleep. MATRx unique and personalized oral appliance therapy is focused on patient-centered care; it improves confidence and the therapeutic outcomes of an OAT. MATRx allows sleep dentists and physicians to accurately determine which patients will respond to oral appliance therapy and if they can be effectively treated without the use of the traditional and cumbersome CPAP. MATRx also determines the target protrusion for each OAT responder allowing Dr. Kim to provide efficient, effective treatment when fitting their OSA patients with an oral appliance.

MATRx is an FDA-cleared product, and the first of its kind! There is a correlation with increasing obesity rates and sleep apnea, thus there is need for alternative treatments. By partnering with local physicians and sleep labs, Dr. Kim continues to be on the cutting edge of dentistry; providing patients only with the best care. Ballston Dental Arts is proud to offer our patients this elite treatment, being one of only a handful of dentist utilizing the breakthrough MATRx technology.

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