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Successful Treatment of Extremely Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea with a Dental Appliance.

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Summary of "Successful Treatment of Extremely Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea with a Dental Appliance."

A dental appliance for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is recommended for patients who cannot adjust to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatments.

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Name: The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ
ISSN: 1565-1088
Pages: 429-432

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