3D Airway Analysis for Sleep Apnea

Advanced Technology

At San Francisco Dental Sleep Medicine, we use the latest technology to make sure that every aspect of your treatment, from initial diagnosis to follow-up assessments, is performed to the highest professional standards.

3D imaging for anatomical diagnostics

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep-related breathing disorder that is related to the upper airway anatomy. We visualize your upper airway in three-dimensional detail using “Cone Beam Computed Tomography.” A thorough review of your upper airway anatomy enables Dr. Chenin to diagnose and treat your condition effectively.

We use the state-of-the-art i-CAT 3D imaging machine in our office to visualize your anatomy with incredible precision. Using this technology, we can easily identify swollen tonsils, large or long soft palates, airway constrictions, nasal and sinus disease, septum deviations, and more. This helps us understand how your anatomy contributes to your Obstructive Sleep Apnea and determine the best course of therapy. We also work with Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologists and Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Specialists to provide relevant diagnostic services.

Dr. Douglas Chenin is a world-renowned expert in 3D imaging. He has been instrumental in developing 3D airway imaging software, currently used by dentists worldwide. Dr. Chenin has spent more than 10 years helping develop this technology and teaching it to other doctors. He also operates an educational organization, Clinically Correct, Inc., to help doctors learn how to use this revolutionary technology in their practices. Dr. Chenin has trained thousands of doctors, ultimately helping millions of patients achieve positive health outcomes.

Home sleep testing

We also work directly with Sleep Physicians who offer home sleep testing technology for your convenience. This enables our patients to undergo highly accurate sleep diagnostics in the comfort of their own homes. We work directly with physicians who are board certified in Sleep Medicine for initial diagnostics and follow up examinations.

Follow-up testing is essential to ensure successful treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. That is why we always begin with proper diagnostics and objective follow-up testing to ensure that our treatments are effective. Depending on specific conditions and diagnostic goals, we also work in collaboration with in-lab sleep centers in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.

Multidisciplinary team approach

Using 3D imaging and home sleep testing allows us to achieve highly accurate diagnoses and treatment follow-ups to ensure positive outcomes for our patients. This allows us to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of experts, including Radiologists, ENTs, and Sleep Physicians. In collaboration with Dr. Chenin, these specialists help ensure that your diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care is of the highest quality.

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