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Patient website provides information on treatment options for sleep apnea


Patients who consult a dentist for snoring or sleep apnea treatment with the use of an oral appliance often have many questions. Partners and family members of those affected often suffer from the individual's problems as well and are interested in the diagnosis and treatment options. The new patient website, from SICAT in Bonn, now complements the consultation with a dentist. The well-designed site clearly explains what obstructive sleep apnea is, what treatment options are available and how the oral appliance OPTISLEEP works.

Individuals who are unsure of whether their sleep disorder may require treatment can take a self-test on the patient website. The website provides an overview with answers to FAQs about this condition and explains the treatment with OPTISLEEP. A practical search function quickly finds the nearest dental practice that offers computer-aided diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

OPTISLEEP is a comfortable solution for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea. Thanks to its slim design, the two-part appliance is very comfortable and ensures patient compliance. The customized appliance-based treatment is based on data from SICAT Air, a software program that allows the upper airways to be analyzed using a 3D image and digitally maps the complete workflow of appliance-based treatment. The Dentsply Sirona GALILEOS and ORTHOPHOS SL imaging devices and the integrated workflow in SIDEXIS 4 optimally explain and illustrate treatment planning to patients.


SICAT is an innovative company which was established in 2004 as a joint venture between HICAT GmbH – a spin-off of the caesar research center – and Sirona Dental Systems GmbH. Active in three-dimensional imaging with a selection of products and solutions for dental implantology, sleep apnea, functional diagnostics and therapy as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery, SICAT concentrates on the development of user-friendly and cost-efficient software and hardware.


Dentsply Sirona is the world's largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. As The Dental Solutions Company, Dentsply Sirona's products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better, safer and faster dentistry. Dentsply Sirona's global headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria. The company's shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. Visit for more information about Dentsply Sirona and its products.

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