Dr. Tammarie Heit was a nurse for 10 years and worked in cardiovascular, thoracic, plastic surgery and intensive care. Wanting to make more of an impact, she decided to go into dental school. She has spent the last 25 years working in general and cranial facial dentistry. Dr. Heit has been lecturing worldwide for 10 years to dentists, orthodontists and medical doctors on her findings on the research she has published regarding her clinical results with sleep apnea, which is now getting the attention of academics and the FDA.
Dr. Heit has been very influential in the education and research of a new dental device that could be instrumental in the treatment and even eradication of sleep apnea. This is very exciting work for Dr. Heit and for patients afflicted with sleep apnea. It is a very serious disease, and one that can affect people without their knowledge. Breakthroughs are on the horizon for the DNA device, which is used to grow the jawbone to make room for the tongue and teeth inside the mouth.
Dr. Heit is working on multiple projects; links to all the mentioned programs in the episode can be found here: Vivos Life (a breakthrough device used to treat sleep apnea among other disorders), Sleep Image (used to measure your sleep habits to establish whether or not you may have a sleep disorder), and Airway Summit
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