You may know Airway Management as the leading appliance in the SDB treatment field with the TAP™ Oral Appliance (OA). More than 300,000 patients have received a TAP device since its inception and today TAP is the number one oral appliance in both sales and clinical research with over 30 independent published peer reviewed articles and abstracts. The TAP is one of only two OA designs that are code verified by Medicare.
The TAP PAP Nasal Pillows Mask is a product of years of innovation while working with both Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) and CPAP Therapy. Dr. Thornton and his colleagues successfully treated hundreds of patients who could not use their CPAP on a nightly basis by joining various combinations of the TAP mouthpiece and a CPAP mask. These designs were not aesthetically appealing but they saved and extended many lives.
The new TAP PAP Nasal Pillow Mask is a big leap forward in CPAP mask technology. The TAP PAP eliminates all of the common problems associated with traditional CPAP masks that often lead to the discontinuance of therapy. These problems are instability, leak, pressure drop and needless annoying marks on the nose and face. Since it is anchored to the upper teeth with a special ThermAcryl™ mouthpiece TAP PAP is very stable, will not move or leak and does not require headgear. Headgear is available for those patients who prefer it. Simply put, the seal provided by TAP PAP is unequalled by any mask on the market today.
The TAP PAP NPM performs so well that Airway Management offers a 90-day Compliance Guarantee for CPAP naïve patients and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee for experienced users.