Assessing Changes in the Apnea/Hypopnea Index Resulting from Increased Vertical Dimension of Occlusion of Mandibular Repositioning Devices
Daniel Levendowski1, Djordje Popovic1, Todd Morgan2, Victoria Melzer3, Philip Westbrook1Advanced Brain Monitoring1, Scripps Memorial Hospital2, La Costa Dental3
What role does vertical dimension have in the success of an MAD? Will a patient respond to mandibular advancement more or less than a change in vertical? This study seeks to establish some of these relationships.
“These preliminary results suggest that a VDO-10mm contributes to improved AHI and RDI values in men, whereas the same VDO setting causes increased or unchanged AHI and RDI in females.”
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