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Alan D. Steljes, MD, FACC, FRCP

Tell us about yourself. I started my first sleep lab in 2010 in my cardiology office. A sleep lab was definitely unusual for a cardiologist ...

Sleep Marketing Tips Not for the Faint of Heart

by Jonathan Fashbaugh I am often asked, “How can I get more dental sleep patients from my marketing?” The dentists who ask this are highly ...

You Can be the Hero in a Patient’s Sleep Apnea Journey

by Emma Cooksey I went undiagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea for more than 10 years. One day I was driving home with my baby daughter ...

Compensation Nation: The Tell-tale Story of Epigenetically Modified Humans

by Dr. Bahar Esmaili Humans express their full developmental and structural potential by epigenetic influences such as the mastication of hard, fibrous foods and walking ...

Objective Airway Measurements: Setting the Record Straight

by Karen Parker Davidson, DHA, MSA, MEd, MSN, ARPN Can you trust what the patient tells you? The topic of discussion at meetings has moved ...

Calculated Risks Add Up to Greatness

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” – William Shakespeare Lisa MolerFounder/CEO, MedMark ...

Could Breathing Re-Education Answer the Need for Personalized Sleep Apnea Treatment?

by Patrick McKeown In the last decade, the field of sleep medicine has changed radically. Sleep apnea was previously considered a purely anatomical issue, but ...

In 2000, Everything Changed

An Interview with Dr. John Remmers Evidence drives the best medical decisions. Therapy changes when the evidence leads us to see things differently. When the ...

Learning is Energizing Again!

Steve Carstensen, DDSDiplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Humans are community creatures. We thrive as a species because we are drawn together. While sometimes ...

A Much Needed Paradigm Shift to Cardio-Sleep

Welcoming All Cardiologists to Collaborate by Alan D. Steljes, MD, FACC, FRCP, and Lee A. Surkin MD, FACC, FCCP, FASNC Readers of this magazine are ...

GNYDM Sleep Symposium

Speaker: Steve Carstensen, DDS, FAGD, FACD, FICD, D.ABDSM Please join us at the Greater New York Dental Meeting Sleep Apnea Symposium November 27-30, 2022 to ...

Less Time Between Screening & Treatment with a Trusted Partner

Zmachine Synergy by Drs. Geoffrey Skinner and Joseph Zelk Has your dental sleep practice ever been slowed down by sleep clinics taking so long to ...

Dental Continuing Education

Epigenetics and Sleep Disordered Breathing

by Amalia A. Geller, MD Child neurologists have much exposure to many different types of genetic conditions that lead to sleep-disordered breathing. For many years, ...

Sleep Related Breathing Disorders During Pregnancy: The Impact of Intervention on Maternal and Fetal Health Outcomes

by Steve Lamberg, DDS, D.ABDSM     Ample evidence exists showing Sleep Related Breathing Disorders or SRBD, have a negative impact on maternal and fetal outcomes. A ...

Mastering the Myo Merge: The Importance and Essentials in Implementation in the Dental Office

by Karese Laguerre, RDH Sleep and airway focused dentistry have been estimated to be a $6 billion global industry and has seen rapid growth since ...

Technology: Dental Sleep’s Gatekeeper to Boost Case Acceptance and Increase Efficiency

by Jason Doucette, DMD, D.ABDSM, and Jeff Rodgers, DMD, D.ABDSM Technology continues to revolutionize the practice of dental sleep medicine (DSM). Various instruments, software, and ...

Physician-Dentist Collaboration: A Call to Arms for Allied Troops

by John Viviano, DDS, D.ABDSM, and John Bouzis, DDS Broken. This one word describes the current model for identifying, diagnosing, and treating sleep disordered breathing ...

Home Sleep Testing, Telemedicine, and the Impact on Dental Sleep Practices

by Jagdeep Bijwadia, MD and Greg Manning, DDS Data shared at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference indicated sleep apnea prevalence to be just ...

Oral Appliance Therapy; The Definition of Effectiveness

A debate rages. Neither side is willing to listen to the other or objectively evaluate the data. The polarization intensifies and each side is becoming ...

ACEs, Integrative Medicine, and the Mind Body Connection

Why Dental Sleep Practitioners Must Take a Seat at This Table by Sunita Merriman, DDS ”What is spoken of as a clinical picture is not just a ...

Get with the Program: Dental Sleep Medicine and Electronic Medical Records

by Richard B. Drake, DDS, D.ABDSM, and George S. “Gy” Yatros, DMD, D.ABDSM “It has become necessary to develop medicine as a cooperative science; the ...

Telemedicine: It’s About Time

by Jagdeep Bijwadia, MD, MBA, D.ABDSM Telemedicine has experienced accelerated growth and as evidenced by the current COVID-19 crisis, it is a powerful resource that ...

Bruxism & Sleep Disturbed Breathing: A Guide to Critical Thinking about Empiricism, Science, Bruxism, and Sleep

by Barry Glassman, DMD, and Don Malizia, DDS Dentistry’s Empirical History Restorative dentistry has built institutions based on empirical evidence. Unfortunately, scientific evidence has not ...

An Ounce of Prevention: Avoiding Oral Appliance Therapy Related Side Effects

An Ounce of Prevention: Avoiding Oral Appliance Therapy Related Side Effects by Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS With serious systemic health consequences being clearly linked with ...

Clinical Spotlight

Objective Airway Measurements: Setting the Record Straight

by Karen Parker Davidson, DHA, MSA, MEd, MSN, ARPN Can you trust what the patient tells you? The topic of discussion at meetings has moved from sleep disorders to breathing ...

Clinician Spotlight

Alan D. Steljes, MD, FACC, FRCP

Tell us about yourself. I started my first sleep lab in 2010 in my cardiology office. A sleep lab was definitely unusual for a cardiologist in those days. Sleep medicine ...

Corporate Spotlights

Who We Are: 3DISC

Founded in 2007, 3DISC started as an R&D company but quickly matured into an agile American manufacturer and global provider of digital imaging solutions for dental practices. Fourteen years later, ...

Inside The Lab

Laser Sintering New Life into Your Sleep Appliances

Great Lakes Dental Technologies has fabricated sleep appliances for over 25 years. In that time, fabrication techniques have evolved to take advantage of traditional materials such as acrylic and wires. ...

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