Vivos Initial Public Offering

Sleep apnea whether mild or moderate, along with snoring and sleep-disordered breathing affects millions of people all over the world. Vivos Therapeutics has possibly solved the pervasive and potentially deadly disease through their patented proprietary treatment protocol that targets the underlying cause of obstructive sleep apnea. The Vivos System includes not only the clinical diagnostic protocol but also a patented medical device. This protocol has been designed by professional healthcare providers which includes doctor and specially trained dentists. This protocol is meant to assist patients with obstructive sleep apnea and the varying conditions that are brought on by underdeveloped upper and lower jaws.

The Vivos System, founded by R. Kirk Huntsman and Dr. Dave Singh could be the first permanent, non-surgical solution for individuals of all ages who are suffering from troubled-breathing during their sleep. They also offer non-invasive, structural craniofacial corrections.

Included in the Vivos System is an advanced diagnostic protocol developed by a leadership team of researched scientists and practitioners whose aim is to identify craniofacial abnormalities that combine with the Vivos Appliance System. Vivos Therapeutics work with these practitioners to transform their practice in order to ensure that their treatment can be available worldwide. The integration system assures patients that the practitioners obtain the appropriate clinical and diagnostic knowledge along with advanced training and operational support so that their patients can receive the highest level of care for the best outcome.

Vivos Therapeutics is currently in the process of an Initial Public Offering (IPO). If interested, you have the opportunity to own a stake in the one company that may have found the best cure for obstructive sleep apnea that also comes with long-term benefits. If you are interested, visit vivoslife.com for more information.

Why Should You Choose Vivos?

Vivos Therapeutics is one of the companies leading the charge to find a long-term cure to the sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea. So, why should you choose Vivos for your treatment? Let’s take a look at what it is trying to cure.

To begin, we should understand what healthy breathing entails. Normal breathing involves silent breathing through your nose, and it is quiet and effortless. This is what allows our bodies to go into the usual deep and restorative sleep and then wake up refreshed and ready to tackle the day. However, when you are snoring or experiencing sleep apnea, that is not healthy. Normal breathing is critical to leading a vibrant life; unfortunately, there are millions of people around the world who are unable to breathe normally, especially at night.

The problem with those suffering from these conditions is that a surprising number of them have failed to consult a professional about these concerns. What’s worse is that sleep apnea has been linked to multiple other serious health conditions and is possibly life-threatening. Some of the other conditions associated with obstructive sleep apnea include hypertension, diabetes, asthma, anxiety, depression, hypothyroidism, obesity, fibromyalgia, amongst others.

One of the leading causes of obstructive sleep apnea is a narrow and compromised airway. Recent research has shown that many health conditions can be traced to someone’s inability to breathe normally during their sleep. This is where the Vivos System comes into to play as it works to correct these problems in the airway. It is a non-evasive, and typically pain-free approach. Treatment outcomes may vary based on a number of factors. It is important that if you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should seek the help of a consultation with a Vivos Certified Provider to see how Vivos could help. Visit vivoslife.com for more information.

Vivos Leadership Spotlight: Dr. Tara Griffin

We have recently been highlighting some of the members of the leadership team at Vivos Therapeutics. In this spotlight, we will be looking at Dr. Tara M. Griffin who is a member of the recent Clinical Advisory Board. Outside of Vivos, Dr. Griffin is the CEO and founder of Emerald Coast Dental Spa and Sleep Medicine and Wellness PCB which is a dentistry that specializes in dental sleep medicine, general and cosmetic dentistry, whole-body health with nutraceutical supplements and facial cosmetics like Botox and Juvederm. She has accumulated over 11 years of experience of creating beautiful smile makeovers as well as taking on the training of other dentists in the field of oral appliances for children and adults with sleep-disordered breathing.

Dr. Griffin was raised in Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. She then continued her education at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where she received her Doctorate in Medical Dentistry. She was later mentored by Dr. Carlton S. Schwartz who brought her into his practice in 2007. Since that time, she has gone to continue her studies in advanced periodontal therapy, temporomandibular joint disorder, functional medicine and genomics, oral-systemic health, and orofacial pain. She also has her Diplomates from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.

Dr. Tara Griffin was also mentored by Vivos co-founder Dr. Dave Singh in the field of Biomimetics using the concepts of Pneumopedics and Craniofacial Epigenetics. She is one of the ten dentists who are internationally certified to train doctors for the biomimetic DNA/mRNA and VIVOS appliances. She is also a member of the American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association. She was the former president of the Bay County Dental Association, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Sleep and Breathing Academy, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, Bay County Chamber of Commerce, and is on the Board of Panama City Marine Institute.

Since 2010, she has been recognized for her work as she received the nomination of Business Woman of the Year by the Emerald Ladies Journal and was awarded Small Business Person of the Year by Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce. She spoke at the Harvard Faculty Club at Harvard University in 2016 as an expert in “dental sleep medicine.”

We, at Vivos Therapeutics, are more than happy to have Dr. Tara Griffin on our team. She has made quite the name for herself in the field, and we are confident that her contributions to the team will help lead Vivos in the right direction.

 

R. Kirk Huntsman | 3 Urgent Myths About Sleep-Disordered Breathing

 

Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB) comprises various chronic sleep conditions that cause some to many pauses in breathing throughout a person’s sleep cycle.  According to the American Thoracic Society (ATS), “A breathing pause of 10 seconds or more is termed an apnea.”  These apneas can cause moderate to severe health problems if not examined and treated by a physician.  SDB can result in chronic fatigue and tiredness, as well as much more severe symptoms such as a loss of life.  These symptoms can inhibit one’s ability to function fully during hours of wakefulness.

ATS goes on to say that one “must be evaluated by a polysomnogram (sleep test),… It has been suggested that 93% of women and 82% of men with signs and symptoms of moderate to severe SDB remain undiagnosed.”  This is why it is of the utmost importance that one knows the common misconceptions about SDB.  Below are three common misconceptions about SDB that need to be erased.

1) Sleep apnea does not affect someone’s ability to live a full life.

In the case of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most common SDB, it could be the difference between life and death.  “The most common breathing disorder of sleep is OSA, which is characterized by recurrent narrowing or collapse of the back of the throat because of the loss of muscle tone that occurs during sleep.”  OSA requires someone to get a machine that pressurizes the airway so that one can keep breathing when an apnea occurs.

2) Obesity, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, depression, diabetes, and other serious health issues do not relate to the quality amount of sleep someone gets.

By way of example, OSA affects the amount of insulin and growth hormones your body produces.  The first leads to diabetes, while the later leads to obesity.  When someone has had OSA for an extended period of time, such as the president, William Howard Taft, had, one can be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.  These diseases and ailments are no laughing matter and need to be addressed immediately.

3) SDB cannot be caused by problems with the jaw and teeth.

One can make themselves open to getting cavities and swollen adenoids and tonsils when one has SDB.  These restrict breathing.  If you have a, “bad bite,” in your teeth, meaning they are crooked or overcrowded, this can cause the jaw to be set back further than normal, causing further restriction to the airway.  These symptoms can contribute significantly to SDB.

Overall, it is vital to get possible SDB symptoms checked.  It can be the difference between a lot of energy during the day or chronic fatigue.  It can be the difference between life and death at times.  Symptoms such as snoring or extended periods of apnea, should be examined by a physician.  There is value is having a dentist check your bite, as well.  SDB is common, but it can be fixed with simple treatments.