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17895 NW Evergreen Parkway, Suite 130, Beaverton, OR 97006
Dr. Larson has been practicing dentistry in the Portland/Beaverton area in Oregon for over 30 years and has been treating sleep disorder problems since 2005. He is an active member of the Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is on a diplomat track in Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Larson assisted in founding the first Dental Sleep Study Club in Oregon and has been a spokesperson for treatment of sleep disorders to both dental and medical groups. He has been honored as Top Professional in National Who's Who of Executives and Professionals. He is past president of the Oregon Christian Medical Dental Society.
Dr. Larson works closely with his patients' physicians, keeping them well informed of their treatment and of their follow-up evaluations, assuring the efficacy of their sleep apnea therapy. He works with your insurance company to verify your benefits and will do the medical billing on your behalf. He follows all protocols provided by the Academy of Sleep Medicine in diagnosis and treatment, and he is actively engaged in the development of new procedures and instruments, such as dental appliances for sleep apnea, to more effectively treat the potentially serious health hazards of sleep disorders. Having experienced severe sleep apnea himself, he is sensitive to the problems of snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Larson has successfully treated numerous patients who have had unsuccessful palatal surgeries.
Dr. Larson provides sleep apnea consultations at no charge at his sleep apnea center.
Sleep Apnea Therapy
Before a diagnosis can be made, an overnight sleep study must be done. This can be done in a hospital or in your own bed with a home sleep study instrument which we can provide. A complimentary (no charge) consultation including an examination of the oral and pharyngeal structures, TMJ and review of medical history will be done. (approx 30 min.)
Airway analysis using acoustic pharyngometry measures the airway and helps determine whether an oral appliance will effectively prevent collapse of the airway in sleep.
After reviewing the above procedures if a favorable result can be expected we will review your insurance benefits with you and if you elect to proceed you can be scheduled for bite registration and impressions to make a custom oral appliance for you to be delivered two weeks later.