Is the Apnea-Hypopnea Index a Good Way to Evaluate Sleep Apnea?

More than one billion people worldwide suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, and oral appliance therapy (OAT) is a growing treatment option for many healthcare providers. Traditionally, practitioners have diagnosed or assessed a patient’s sleep disordered breathing issues, including obstructive sleep apnea, using the apnea hypopnea index (AHI). During this webinar, Dr John Remmers will discuss the factors that contribute to AHI and explain a better way to predict outcomes. In addition, you’ll learn how implementing a practical, evidence-based treatment planning solution will increase OAT’s efficacy and improve patient care.

Learning Objectives

  • Facilitate the understanding of the cause of sleep apnea
  • Compare and contrast the differences between apnea hypopnea index and oxygen desaturation index 
  • Recognize the benefits of precision medicine and the need for effective OAT treatment planning
  • Understand the impact of predictable and clinically validated technology on patient experience