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FOR PATIENTS

Contact Peter F. Chase D.D.S., Inc. & Associates

1. Initial Contact


After we gather basic referral information, we can begin getting medical records. Your referring doctor’s office can provide history information, doctor’s notes with referral diagnosis and other related medical records.

OSA TMJ Patient

2. Doctor Evaluation


On your first visit, the doctor will review your medical records and provide a clinical examination. If your are a good candidate for an oral device, he will prescribe an imaging study and schedule you to obtain oral appliance records.

Oral Appliance Model

3. Oral Appliance Models


Your clinical and imaging reports are reviewed and records are taken for your custom oral appliance. Manufacturing of your custom oral devices is done by specialty laboratories.

Oral Appliance

4. Oral Appliance Delivery


Your oral appliance is waiting for you when you arrive. The doctor is careful to be sure your appliance fits properly and that you are fully advised on use and maintenance of your treatment device.

Sleep study data chart

5. Follow-Up Visits


We typically schedule patients for 3 follow-up visits to optimize care. During these appointments, over a 3 month period, we assess the progress of your treatment and optimize your oral appliance. In all cases, we access treatment outcome with follow-up sleep testing and QA assessment.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about treatments we provide, our practice, insurance and payment information, and follow-up visits.

  • What is Oral Appliance Therapy?
  • Will the oral appliance resolve my OSA or TMD/TMJ condition?
  • How long do oral appliances last?
  • Do you communicate with my referring physician?
What is Oral Appliance Therapy?

Oral appliance therapy for OSA and TMD/TMJ is very similar, using an intraoral plastic device to reposition your lower jaw, optimizing airway and helping joint and muscle function.

Will the oral appliance resolve my OSA or TMD/TMJ condition?

When oral appliances are optimally adjusted and if patients are compliant in use of device, they have been shown to be highly effective and easy for patients to accommodate. However, response to treatment varies and can be less or more effective depending on patient differences.

How long do oral appliances last?

Oral appliances (durable medical equipment) can last 3-5 years or more.  However, the oral environment can be harsh, shortening the life of the device.  Also, some patients may not take as good care of their appliances as others, again limiting the life of the device.

Do you communicate with my referring physician?

Yes! We communicate with you and your physician throughout the treatment process.

  • What should I bring to my evaluation appointment?
  • How does my insurance work?
  • What payment methods do you accept?
  • What is your appointment cancellation policy?
What should I bring to my evaluation appointment?

Bring any records and prior oral appliances that are related to your condition. We will contact your referring physician and request necessary medical records.

How does my insurance work?

Oral appliance therapy is considered a medical procedure and is covered under your Medical insurance (Durable Medical Equipment / E0486). We are providers for most insurance companies. Patients are responsible for co-pays, deductibles and non-covered expenses. In healthcare today, it is important for patients to reach out to their insurance company directly to clearly understand the benefits and the plans limitations.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, checks and credit cards for treatment provided.

What is your appointment cancellation policy?

Appointments can be cancelled with 48 hour notice. There is an applicable $100 late cancellation and missed appointment fee.



Learn more about your treatment options

REQUEST AN EVALUATION

We understand there are a number of treatment options available and that you may have questions about how to proceed. Feel free to contact us, schedule an evaluation, and find out if oral appliance therapy is right for you.



Address

130 La Casa Via
Bldg 2, Suite 104B
Walnut Creek, CA 94598


Phone

(925) 935-2918 Phone
(925) 935-1532 Fax


Hours

Mon-Thu: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri – Sun: CLOSED


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Relieving your Obstructive Sleep Apnea or Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD/TMJ) is the focus of our practice.

Sleep Medicine & Oral Appliance Therapy

Sleep Medicine & Oral Appliance Therapy

The Integrated Dental Medical System (IDMS)

The Integrated Dental Medical System (IDMS)

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