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Dr. Moore - Vivos Voices

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“[I] realized that it wasn’t just a Band-Aid: It’s an actual modality that’s going to make some changes for people for the better.”

 Dr. Drew Moore

Dr. Drew Moore on an Actual Game-Changer

This week on Vivos Voices, we visited with Dr. Moore, a talented periodontist and passionate Vivos Integrated Provider (VIP).

For most of Dr. Moore’s career, his primary focus was surgical procedures, implants, and treating periodontal disease. Through the years, however, his colleagues introduced him to sleep therapy. He became passionate about finding alternative nonsurgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). That said, his first exposure to alternative therapies wasn’t successful. “Oral appliance therapy wasn’t doing anything other than changing how [patients] slept in the evening,” he shared. He knew there must be more to the equation: a smarter, more effective tool.

Upon doing research, he found Vivos Therapeutics and decided to attend a seminar hosted by one of his local providers. “[I] realized that it wasn’t just a Band-Aid: It’s an actual modality that’s going to make some changes for people for the better. Once I learned how prevalent it is that people have apnea and things like that, . . . I did the test on myself.”

Dr. Moore wasn’t surprised when he learned that he had sleep apnea. “When I was on active duty in the army, I had to run all the time. I could never breathe through my nose. Everybody said you need to breathe through your nose while you’re running, and I could never do it more than the first few feet. I was always mouth-breathing.” Surprisingly, humans should breathe solely through their noses while running, but underdeveloped orofacial bones and resistance in nasal passages hinder this ability.

“I think it’s a game-changer for the dental profession and the public.”

Video Transcript
My name is Dr. Drew Moore. I’m a board certified periodontist. I do gum surgery, dental implants, periodontal disease, diagnosis, treatment, that kind of thing. I’ve had a lot of colleagues through the years that have, uh, been involved in, uh, sleep, sleep therapy and oral airway appliance therapy, uh, that wasn’t doing anything other than changing how they slept in the evening. I went to a Vivos seminar hosted by one of our local doctors and realized that it wasn’t, uh, just a band-aid. It’s an actual modality that’s gonna make some changes for people for the better. Once, first of all, I learned how prevalent it is that people have apnea and things like that, and then I did the test on myself, this, well I didn’t do it, we did the sleep test, and I have apnea. And I’ve always known that, uh, when I was active duty in the army, I had to run all the time, I could never breathe through my nose. Everybody said you need to breathe through your nose while your running, and I could never do it more than the first few feet. I was always mouth-breathing. I think it’s a game-changer for the dental profession and for the public that, uh, you know, for everybody that needs this. Before I even joined, uh, I was able to attend the, the seminars. I think I did them two or three times before I actually joined. Cause I wasn’t quite sure, we’ve talked about other oral appliances that are band-aids. I didn’t know if this was a band-aid until I learned more about it, hearing all the way from Dr. Singh to all the other professionals who are involved, and I just realized that, um, it’s a great company, great network. And then since I’ve done the training and have, uh, been to, to Highlands Ranch to get some training there. Again, you meet the team, and they’re fantastic, and they really, they all care. That’s the biggest thing is some of them have been patients themselves. When you see people that are using the therapy as well as, and then they come join to work for Vivos, that tells you a lot.