AIRWAAV’s commitment to excellence is evidenced by its foundation on peer-reviewed research conducted over years, with Dr. Dena Garner at the helm of its athletic performance innovation.

Welcome to AIRWAAV, the forefront of mouthpiece technology, dedicated to revolutionizing athletic performance and recovery. Our origin is rooted in a singular vision: to engineer the AIRWAAV performance mouthpiece, a breakthrough in sports technology. This innovation, distinguished by our patented bite plate and fitting material, redefines personalized athletic gear, offering unparalleled comfort and efficiency.

Central to AIRWAAV’s emergence as the industry leader is the exhaustive research undertaken by Dr. Dena Garner, Ph.D., at The Citadel in South Carolina. The Citadel, known for its rigorous standards and controlled environment, provided an ideal setting for Dr. Garner’s studies. Her work over 15 years, deeply anchored in peer-reviewed research, has been pivotal in demonstrating the efficacy of oral appliances in enhancing physiological performance, establishing AIRWAAV as a transformative force in sports technology. Dr. Garner’s findings reveal how AIRWAAV can elevate endurance, expedite recovery, and amplify strength, affirming the mouthpiece’s profound impact on athletic performance.

AIRWAAV was officially launched in 2020, building upon this foundation of scientific rigor and innovation. Our commitment to improving airflow for peak performance has earned us acclaim as the definitive authority in mouthpiece technology, validated by science and the testimonials of athletes from various disciplines. This relentless pursuit of excellence propels us forward, ensuring AIRWAAV remains synonymous with cutting-edge athletic enhancement.

Sketch of an early AIRWAAV prototype by Dr. Gardner

Sketch of an early AIRWAAV prototype by Dr. Gardner

Dr. Dena Garner’s journey from initial skepticism to championing the AIRWAAV mouthpiece underscores the product’s transformative capacity. A respected exercise physiologist and runner, Dr. Garner’s skepticism turned to advocacy through her pioneering research. Her achievements, including improved marathon performance and maintaining an injury-free regimen, underscore the mouthpiece’s benefits. Beyond her scientific contributions, Dr. Garner’s passion for helping athletes achieve their utmost potential has been instrumental in shaping AIRWAAV’s mission.

Join us in redefining the limits of athletic performance. With AIRWAAV, discover your untapped potential and push beyond the boundaries of what you believed possible in sports performance.

Researcher - Dr. Dena Garner

Dr. Dena Garner is a full-time professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance, is the Director of Undergraduate Research and is the Assistant Provost for Research and Policy at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. She started working at The Citadel in 2004 while completing her post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology at the Medical University of South Carolina, also located in Charleston. Before her move to Charleston, she worked at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon where she also received her doctoral degree in exercise physiology.

She received her Master’s degree from the University of South Carolina in exercise physiology and an undergraduate degree from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.