New Medicare Approved Oral Appliance in Dental Sleep Medicine for the Treatment of OSA: The Respire Blue Series

Gone are the days of an unaffordable oral appliance used to treat the deadly disorder Sleep Apnea.  With over 18 million Americans affected by Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), it was only a matter of time the market demanded an affordable and effective oral appliance to treat sleep apnea. Respire Medical, a Brooklyn based oral appliance company teamed up with Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab to provide a significantly less expensive solution to the worlds Sleep Apnea sufferers.  Dentists can now attend a Dental Continuing Education course offered by Sleep Group Solutions to learn more the Respire Blue Series and offer an affordable option.

“As we continue to grow we would like to welcome all of our new clients and wish them much success in their treatment of OSA with our Respire devices.”  says David Walton, co-creator of the Respire Blue Series.  “Now that we have been added to the list of Medicare approved devices by the PDAC board, our Respire Blue Series device is available to more people.”  With a price point that's affordable, Respire Medical offers the best value for money across the market, hands down.

FDA clearance was big step for Respire Medical, not only does it verify the device is safe, but also that it is effective.  This FDA clearance also provides peace of mind to many patients.  David Walton and co-creator Walid Raad have been training Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab in Arizona to manufacture the device.  Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab is the first licensed lab that can make the Respire Device. “This new partnership has been a win for both partners.  Respire and Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab will be able to offer a much needed option for patients with sleep apnea.”  adds David Gergen owner of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab.

To learn more about the Respire Blue Series, attend a dental continuing education offered by Sleep Group Solutions, or contact Respire Medical directly.  To find a dental clinic trained in the Respire device, log onto

About Respire Medical

Respire Medical was formed in March of 2010 to meet the needs of doctors and patients in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. The team created has a wealth of knowledge and experience to drive the company forward and push the boundaries of oral appliance treatment. Both David and Walid have had extensive experience working with Dr. Gelb in New York City who is world renowned for his work in sleep and TMJ.

In April 2010, the Respire team received a patent pending on our device. Our unique business model can deliver OSA treatment to more people than ever before.  In 2011 the Respire Blue Series attained FDA Clearance.

About Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab

Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab specialize in fabricating orthodontic appliances such as TMJ Splints, Flippers, and Retainers, as well as all types of functional appliances such as the Respire, Herbsts, Bionators, and Twin Blocks.  Most successful businesses and their customers will readily agree that such long-term dedication invariably results in a highly trained and fully competent team that produces work of consistently exceptional quality. The Gergen’s staff does just that as we provide complete service in every phase of design and fabrication of our appliances for the orthodontist and general dentist.

David Gergen has been a nationally respected dental lab technician for over 25 years. Since he received the award for The Finest Orthodontic Technician in the country given by Columbus Dental in 1986, he has worked for some of the pioneers n the orthodontic and sleep dentistry fields. He was the personal technician for the likes of Dr. Robert Ricketts, Dr. Ronald Roth, Dr. A. Paul Serrano, Dr. Clark Jones, Dr. Harold Gelb, Dr. Joseph R. Cohen and Dr. Thiem Pham. He started his lab in 1984 and has grown it into one of the most respected labs in the country employing over 45 people. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004.