Phillips Recall Notification of CPAP
(Scottsdale, Arizona) July, 2021 – On June 14, Phillips Respironics issued a recall notification for an estimated 3-4 million bi-level PAP, CPAP and mechanical ventilator devices in response to potential health risks related to the sound abatement foam component in these devices.
Phillips is advising patients using affected BiLevel PAP and CPAP devices to discontinue use of their device and work with their physician or DME provider to determine the most appropriate options for continued treatment.
Our office provides oral appliance therapy to treat obstructive sleep apnea and is working with local physicians to ensure patients receive treatment during the recall.
Dr. Dischler stated “Sleep Apnea significantly impacts daytime sleepiness and quality of life, and many patients rely on CPAP as a treatment”. To ensure patients continue to have treatment during this recall, those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea should know that oral appliance therapy is a proven, effective treatment option.
Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) uses a mouth guard-like device worn only during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. Dr. Dischler, who is a Qualified Dentist, is trained to provide a high level of care to patients, collaborate with sleep physicians, and manage follow-up care.
Our office, because we are trained in dental sleep medicine, work in conjunction with physicians and can recommend a specific oral appliance based on the patient’s personal needs. The important thing for patients to remember is that oral appliances should be custom fit by a trained dentist who provides follow up care to ensure maximum effectiveness.
To learn more about obstructive sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy, visit https://www.aadsm.org/for_patients.php.