Jun 25, 2013

TMA Challenges Dentists' Sleep Apnea Rule

Dentists should not independently diagnose and treat sleep apnea because they are not trained to do so, TMA told officials of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. "It is beyond the scope of practice of dentistry in Texas to diagnose a medical disease or disorder, including a sleep disorder, or to independently treat such disorder once diagnosed," TMA President Stephen L. Brotherton, MD, said in a letter to the board's executive director.

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