Are you a physician in or around the Fort Worth area with a patient who is experiencing TMJ issues or problems with sleep apnea? If so, then Mitch Conditt, DDS would be happy to collaborate with you to make sure they are able to get the high-quality care they need. To learn more about Dr. Conditt and our dental office in general, read through the information below. If you would like to speak to Dr. Conditt personally, then we invite you to give us a call.
Our Dental Office:
Dr. Conditt is a dentist with more than 30 years of experience. He has specialized in providing TMJ therapy and full-mouth reconstructions, but over the past 15 years, he has taken many hours of continuing education focused on mandibular advancement devices designed to treat sleep breathing disorders as well as chronic facial pain and headaches. He currently maintains active memberships in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He is board certified with the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine and has been awarded Fellowship with the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
What We Do:
As a dentist, Dr. Conditt knows that he cannot fully diagnose a sleep and breathing disorder, but he can identify those that are CPAP intolerant. He understands that CPAP therapy is the “gold standard” of sleep apnea treatment and always follows the guidelines set up by the 2006 American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s “Practice Parameters with Oral Appliances and the Treatment of Sleep Apnea.”
He primarily uses oral appliance therapy to help patients with TMJ problems as well as mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, including those who have not found success with a CPAP or corrective surgery.
Dr. Conditt will never begin treatment on a patient without a current sleep test unless it has been authorized by a physician’s office. Patients must sign an affidavit to CPAP intolerance and have a prescription for an oral appliance from their doctor in order to be treated. Communication between Dr. Conditt and a patient’s doctor will be constant and open, and treatment updates will always be promptly given upon request.
How We Treat:
Every patient is given a comprehensive oral exam at their first appointment, and this includes an investigation of their facial muscles and TMJ as well.
All oral appliances used by Dr. Conditt are FDA 510k approved. When designing them, he considers TMJ support and comfort, which will lead to better treatment and patient compliance. All appliances are carefully calibrated. Once a patient’s sleep symptoms have dramatically improved they will be referred back for a final sleep test to determine the efficacy of their oral appliance. If the appliance needs further calibration we will continue to work with the patient until the results are acceptable with the sleep physician. Once the appliance is verified and approved we will continue to see the patient for follow up appointments annually.
Insurance and Cost:
Dr. Conditt is contracted with most all medical insurances for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.