Philips Respironics Recall Notification

Philips Respironics Recall Notification

On June 14, Philips Respironics issued a recall notification for an estimated 3-4 million bi-level PAP, CPAP and mechanical ventilator devices in response to potential health risks related to the sound abatement foam component in these devices.

Philips is advising patients using affected BiLevel PAP and CPAP devices to discontinue use of their device and work with their physician or DME provider to determine the most appropriate options for continued treatment.

 Dr. Erika Mason with Sleep Better Virginia provides oral appliance therapy to treat obstructive sleep apnea and is working with local physicians to ensure patients receive treatment during the recall.

“Sleep apnea significantly impacts daytime sleepiness and quality of life, and many patients rely on CPAP as a treatment,” said Dr. Mason. “To ensure they continue to have treatment during this recall, those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea should know that oral appliance therapy is a proven, effective treatment option.”

Oral appliance therapy uses a mouth guard-like device worn only during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. Qualified dentists like Dr. Mason are trained to provide a high level of care to your patients, collaborate with physicians and manage follow-up care.

“Dentists trained in dental sleep medicine work in conjunction with physicians and recommend a specific oral appliance based on a patient’s personal needs,” said Dr. Mason. “The important thing for patients to remember is that oral appliances should always be custom fit by a trained dentist who provides follow up care to ensure maximum effectiveness.”

To learn more about obstructive sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy, visit


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About Dr. Erika Mason

Dr. Mason is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and works closely with physicians to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Mason has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years but over the last 10+ years, she has limited her practice to Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM). In 2014 Dr. Mason completed the requirements to achieve a certification called “Diplomate” with Both the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) as well as with the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines ( ACSDD).

Patients with loud snoring or obstructive sleep apnea sufferers should contact Dr. Mason at 804-745-0624 to schedule a consultation appointment.