Panthera Dental is dental device business with a primary office in Quebec City, Canada. They are known for CAD CAM (computer aided design and manufacturing) of dental implants and other dental products. One of their more recent products is sleep apnea oral appliance called the D-SAD (digital sleep apnea oral device) and also the Panthera Anti-Snoring Device.
They received FDA 510(k) approval in December, 2014 for the antisnoring sleep apnea device. It is a sleep apnea device which is also a Class II device designed to reduce or eliminate snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea for adults.
Both devices allow for 1 mm adjustments in mandibular protrusion so that the device can be titrated by a dentist/physician to achieve the desired effect. Both devices are made from polyamide type12 nylon and are made in a process that resembles 3D printing.
It is unknown if the device is Medicare DMEPOS approved for code E0486.
Per the Panthera Dental website:
“Headquartered in Quebec City, Canada, Panthera Dental is a world leader in CAD/CAM prosthetic implant solutions and dental sleep appliances.
The rapid growth of the company is based on the values that are very dear to us, namely highly attentive customer care, quality products, as well as innovation, and on its collaboration with many key opinion leaders in the dentistry field.
Both a pioneer and a leader, Panthera Dental has successfully combined creativity, science and know-how to develop its proprietary innovative technology and is now able to offer next-generation products to the dental industry worldwide.
Sleep apnea oral appliances like the Panthera Dental DSAD are intended for adult use for the treatment of snoring and mild-moderate sleep apnea, and severe sleep apnea in patients that are unable to tolerate CPAP.”
The company was founded by Gabriel Robichaud and Bernard Robichaud.
Sleep apnea oral appliances like the Panthera Dental DSAD are intended for adult use for the treatment of snoring and mild-moderate sleep apnea, and severe sleep apnea in patients that are unable to tolerate CPAP.
Panthera Dental and DSAD are trademarks of Panthera Dental and is not affiliated with this website.
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