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[News] Sleep Apnea From a Maxillofacial Surgeon's Point of View
Sleep Apnea From a Maxillofacial Surgeon's Point of View
with Dr. Larry Wolford of Dallas, Texas

Dr. Larry Wolford, maxillofacial surgeon from Dallas, Texas talks with Jim Evans of Sleep Better TV about sleep apnea from a surgeon s perspective and the multi-disciplinary approach he uses when treating his patients.

Dr. Larry Wolford, maxillofacial surgeon in Dallas, Texas says his own curiosity about sleep apnea and wanting to make his patients lives better is how he got started with treating sleep apnea through surgery. He got started during a time when technology exploded and he started thinking outside the box.

Dr. Wolford believes it takes a team effort to get the best results. With the help of dentists, orthodontists and sleep physicians, he can provide good outcomes for his patients. Understanding all of the factors that go into a person having sleep apnea, as it s not always just one issue.

There is a big association with jaw joint problems and sleep apnea. Dr. Wolford says that once we expand our knowledge, we ll have a better appreciation of how important it is to fix the jaw joint and make the treatment of sleep apnea much more predictable. He is involved in a fellowship and residency program, providing on-hands training. Dr. Wolford also does clinical research in his own practice and is in a lot of national publications. Dr. Wolford finds that most insurance companies will cover the costs of surgery for patients who are diagnosed with sleep apnea, as insurance companies recognize this diagnosis as a life threatening illness.

Dr. Wolford believes there is no better treatment for a sleep apnea patient than a multi-disciplinary approach, similar to the approach used at the ACSDD, the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines. He says it is a great way to see what other medical professionals have learned and that helps better manage his patients and serve the patients better.

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