Sleep apnea therapy can use oral appliances as an alternative to CPAP. Oral appliances have been registered by the FDA and may be used to treat sleep apnea when administered by a qualified dentist trained in Dental Sleep Therapy.

Dr. Martin Denbar has used Oral Appliance Therapy to treat sleep disordered breathing for over 19 years in the Austin area. He has treated over 1,500 cases, ranging from the simplest to the most difficult. As the only general dentist that is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in Central Texas, Dr. Denbar has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education, lectures nationally, and trains other dentists in this field.


About Martin Denbar, DDS

Dr. DenbarDr. Martin Denbar is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston. He graduated from Bellaire High School in 1969 and received his undergraduate education at the University of Houston. While at the University of Houston, he was a member of the National Biology Honor Society, International Premedical Honor Society, Freshman-Sophomore National Honor Society and PHI KAPPA PHI Honor Society. He received his postgraduate education at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston and graduated in 1975. After graduating, he served in the United States Navy Dental Corps at Camp Pendleton, California and with the Third Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan. Since 1977 Dr. Denbar has been in private practice performing TMJ therapy, comprehensive and cosmetic dentistry. He is presently on the consulting staff for Seton Hospital System.

In 1994 Dr. Denbar entered the new field of Oral Appliance Therapy for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing. He has been a leader in the field of Oral Appliance Therapy and has lectured, published and developed a sleep shirt to treat positional sleep problems.

Dr. Denbar has over 19 years experience treating the simplest to most severe cases of sleep apnea. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Texas A&M School of Medicine, he will be instructing medical students about Oral Appliance Therapy.

Having treated over 1,500 cases with Oral Appliance Therapy, Dr. Denbar has extensive experience with combination therapies, complicated cases and patients with compromised dental conditions. While maximizing patient convenience and maintaining exceptional treatment standards, Dr. Denbar's office also has all the necessary monitoring equipment for patients to find their proper jaw position for their ideal sleeping oxygen levels. For patients that require Combination Therapy his office has the most advanced CPAP units available for patients to use. Dr. Denbar is presently a guest lecturer for Texas State University's Graduate Polysomnography Program and is among the small group of elite doctors in this new field that are teaching other doctors Oral Appliance Therapy.

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Austin Sleep Apnea and Snoring Therapy provides an alternative to CPAP therapy for snoring and mild to severe sleep apnea.

Insurance Assignments Accepted:

Our dentist, Dr. Denbar, is a Medicare and medical insurance in-network provider for most major medical insurance carriers.


Advanced Dental Sleep Business Seminar

Dr. Denbar is teaching an advanced billing and clinical seminar in Dental Sleep Medicine. This Dental Sleep Continuing Education (CE) Seminar focuses on medical insurance reimbursement, business principles and the clinical aspects of this field. This course picks up where most clinical courses end and guides you through the practical business aspect of dental sleep medicine while illuminating the medical-legal implications.


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