The Thornton Adjustable Positioner® (TAP®) is a simple, patient-friendly treatment solution for snoring and sleep apnea. The TAP holds the lower jaw in a forward position so that it does not fall open during the night and cause the airway to collapse. It maintains a clear airway to reduce snoring and improve breathing.
The unique design allows the patient to fine-tune his/her treatment at home and work with the clinician to achieve the best results. Patients are empowered to manage the degree of lower jaw protrusion over as many nights as it takes to achieve the optimal treatment position. The TAP has a single point of central adjustment, which prevents uneven bilateral adjustment that can create an irregular bite and discomfort.
The TAP has over a 95% success rate. It is the key to a snore-free, restful night of sleep. The TAP also treats sleep apnea without the need for surgery, a mask, or medication. The TAP is recognized as the market leader in oral appliances for snoring and sleep apnea and is currently prescribed by over 7,000 dentists worldwide to treat snoring and sleep apnea. In addition, it is the most researched oral appliances on the market with over 30 independent peer reviewed published studies. A simple dental examination is necessary to know if the patient will be able to use an oral appliance
Dr. Young earned his DDS degree from the University of Detroit in 1979. He began his dental implant training in 1982 thru a preceptorship with Dr. Paul Mentag. In 1985, he continued his training at the world renowned Misch Implant Institute. Since then, he has undertaken hundreds of CE’s and training with some of the best implant clinicians in the world.
Dr. Young has distinguished himself as a leading expert in dental implant care. He is a member and Associate Fellow of the American Board of Implant Dentistry. He was also selected by the organization to be a mentor to other doctors seeking fellowship certification. Dr. Young mentors and trains colleagues in all aspects of implant surgery. Additionally, Dr. Young is board certified and a diplomate of American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, an exclusive certification currently held by only 500 active dentists world-wide.