The Moses® appliance has been shown to be the most effective oral airway dilator available for dentists to use in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). By incorporating tongue management, the Moses® appliance has improved on the effectiveness of simple mandibular advancement splints. The Moses® appliance has been shown to facilitate reflexes that advance the tongue, lower elevator muscle activity, reduce clenching and decrease bruxism. The two part design is very comfortable, allowing the patient to close their lips, talk and even sip water.
The Moses® appliance was invented by Dr. Allen Moses DDS, DABCP, DABDSM. Dr. Moses holds a faculty appointment as an assistant professor of Rush University Medical School in the Department of Sleep Disorders. He is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Moses selected Modern Dental Laboratory USA as exclusive manufacturer and distributor of the Moses® appliance world-wide.
To order a Moses® appliance for your patients, simply complete our laboratory prescription and include upper and lower PVS impressions and a bite-registration. Adherence to the impression and bite protocol recommended by Dr. Moses is strongly encouraged (video/instructions available from Modern Dental USA).
Primary indication is for the treatment of snoring & obstructive sleep apnea in the mild to moderate range, as diagnosed and prescribed by a board certified sleep physician. The patient must have at least 9 healthy teeth on each arch. The Moses® can be utilized to treat OSA patients that are in the severe range, under the prescription and guidance of a board certified sleep physician, when alternatives such as CPAP have been unsuccessful or not tolerated by the patient.
Central or Mixed Apnea
First line therapy for Severe OSA
Under the age of 18
Periodontally involved teeth, loose dental work, multiple missing teeth, or any oral condition that would be adversely affected by wearing a dental device that maintains the mandible in a protrusive position.