Vivos Voices Dr. Larsen

September 18, 2021

“The thing I really like about Vivos and using it in my practices is it kind of puts you on another level.”

– Dr. Alexander Larsen

Dr. Alexander Larsen on Graduating from “The Tooth Guy” to a New Level in Healthcare

This week on Vivos Voices, we visited with Dr. Alexander Larsen, an experienced restorative dentist and trained Vivos Integrated Provider (VIP).

When discussing his history in dentistry, Dr. Larsen explains that his focus is primarily from a restorative standpoint. “That’s kind of my focus in Vivos, in my practice, is determining who I can help and trying to peak their interest in going on a course that will be a benefit for them.” Many providers describe becoming a VIP as gaining a new purpose in dentistry, educating themselves and their team to understand the signs of sleep apnea. From there, dentists act much like a detective, sharing a solution that has and will continue to save lives.

“The thing I really like about Vivos and using it in my practices is it kind of puts you on another level,” Dr. Larsen shares. A lot of times, “patients view you as the tooth guy, and when you start treating people with sleep apnea and learning and incorporating the Vivos method into your office, it kind of puts you on another level as a healthcare provider.”

Dentists are in the best position to recognize the signs and symptoms and screen for sleep apnea. From there, they connect with a team of healthcare professionals capable of diagnosing and treating sleep apnea. The best part is patients can take advantage of a noninvasive, nonsurgical, easy-to-implement, and lasting solution to their problem.

“I really feel like, as dentists, we have a great opportunity using the things we are taught with the Vivos method to really go a step further in terms of giving people a more permanent solution and something that they’re not tethered to for the rest of their lives.”

Video Transcript

I’m Dr. Alexander Larsen. I’m a general dentist. I practice in Orem, Utah. So my focus in dentistry is primarily from a restorative standpoint. That’s kind of my focus in Vivos, in my practice, is just determining who I can help and trying to pique their interest in going on a course that will be of benefit for them. That’s kind of the rewarding thing about this is you can, uh, in terms of your screening and your kind of doing a little detective work in terms of what’s going on in people’s lives you can actually come across something that’s life-saving for them—totally changes their life. I guess the thing that I really like about Vivos and using it in my practices, it kind of puts you on another level. A lot of times, uh, when patients come in, you talk about dental issues and, and they kind of view you as the tooth guy. And, uh, when you start treating people with sleep apnea and learning and incorporating The Vivos Method into your office, it kind of puts you on another level of healthcare provider. And I’ve even had physicians that are pretty amazed at some of the things that we are able to do, as far as treating sleep apnea. I really feel like as dentists, we have a great opportunity using, uh, the things that we’re taught with The Vivos Method to really, uh, go a step further in terms of giving people a more permanent, uh, solution and something that they’re not tethered to for the rest of their lives.