Vivos Voices Dr. Nels

September 18, 2021

“If you’re questioning it but you know that you can help people, do it.”

Dr. Leah Nels

Dr. Leah Nels on How to Better Love Our Patients

This week on Vivos Voices, we visited with Dr. Leah Nels, a passionate dentist and trained Vivos Integrated Provider (VIP).

Dr. Nels treats both adult and pediatric patients and began to notice commonalities in their appearance and reported symptoms. “We were seeing so many signs of sleep-related breathing dysfunction,” she shares. These signs may include a high, vaulted palette, bruxism, crowding, misalignment, pain or stiffness in the jaw, a tired appearance, and more. As the sleep apnea epidemic continues, dentists are the front line for screening for these problems.

“[Our patients] love the fact that we are approaching it as not a Band-Aid fix, [but] as a comprehensive solution,” says Dr. Nels. The Vivos System is a holistic approach to treating mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It often involves combination therapy and oral appliances that seek to address the root of the problem once and for all. This is especially important in pediatric patients, as the problem can be fixed before more serious comorbidities develop.

So, how do you get started? Dr. Nels shares that “a huge strength of Vivos in general [is] providing the training for the team. [It] was very, very quality training. They stand behind it. They want it to work. Because they want to help people they love. And at our office, we love our patients and just [want to] provide good health for them in general.”

It’s true. We love our patients. And we love our providers. At Vivos Therapeutics, Inc., we seek to rid the world of OSA once and for all. That’s it. We’re here to help you. Dr. Nels says, “If you’re questioning it but you know that you can help people, do it.”

Video Transcript

I’m Dr. Leah Nels. I’m a dentist in Oklahoma City. My typical day, as far as patient flow, um, and incorporating Vivos into the practice, um, I really screen out of hygiene a lot. And that’s the main reason I got started with Vivos is because I’ve been in dentistry for almost 15 years now, so it was one of those things we were seeing so many signs of what we now know, so many signs of sleep-related breathing dysfunction. They love the fact that we are approaching it as not a band-aid fix, as a comprehensive solution. Um, with a lot of my children patients, their parents appreciate that we are doing something to prevent. I think that is a huge strength of Vivos in general—just providing the training for the team. Um, the training that the team received was very, very quality training. They stand behind it more, they want it to work because they want to help people they love. And at our office, we love our patients, and so it’s uh, it allows us like okay what do we need to do to continue to love our patients and show that like, just provide good health for them in general. If you’re questioning it, but you know that you can help people, do it.