AADSM Celebrates 25th Anniversary, New Leadership, Award-Winning Research – Congratulations Dr. John Remmers and Dr. Nikola Vranjes

AADSM Celebrates 25th Anniversary, New Leadership, Award-Winning Research – Congratulations Dr. John Remmers and Dr. Nikola Vranjes

AADSM Celebrates 25th Anniversary, New Leadership, Award-Winning Research

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Attracting more than 1,200 dentists and exhibitors from around the world to Denver in early June, the 25th American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) Anniversary Meeting was a celebration of the longevity of the AADSM and the growing practice of dental sleep medicine. The successful three-day event included the induction of a new president and recognition of important research that is advancing oral appliance therapy as an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

 

AADSM Research Award Winners

The AADSM 25th Anniversary Meeting honored research that is improving the clinical understanding of OSA and other sleep disorders, as well as elevating oral appliance therapy as a proven, effective treatment option.

“Twenty-five years ago there was minimal research and literature about the efficacy of oral appliance therapy,” says Smith. “Today, dental sleep medicine is rooted in evidence-based practices, and the AADSM continues to support research to help address clinical challenges and enhance the field.”

AADSM Clinical Research Award Winners

Clinical Research Excellence Award Winner: John Remmers, MD

“A Mandibular Positioning Home Sleep Test Prospectively Predicts Outcome of Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA Using Retrospectively Derived Decision Criteria”
Patient-Responsive Test May Predict Success with Oral Appliance Therapy
Two clinical trials were conducted using an oral appliance and a mandibular positioning home sleep test (mpHST), which uses a computer to adjust the jaw in response to observed respiratory events. The first trial used decision algorithms derived from a pilot study, while the second trial used new algorithms based on the computer generated analysis from the first trial. Compared to the first clinical trial, each index of predictive accuracy, except the predicted efficacious mandibular position (PEMP), improved in the second trial, and the overall error rate significantly decreased. The results suggest that mpHST can provide a more accurate predication of whether oral appliance therapy will successfully treat an OSA patient.

Clinical Research Runner-up Award Winners:

  • Yoshikazu Takaesu for “Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS) as a Comparable Treatement to Nasal CPAP (nCPAP) in Patients with Positional OSA”
  • Nikola Vranjes for “A New Oral Appliance Titration Protocol Using the Micro2 Sleep Device and Mandibular Positioning Home Sleep Test”
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