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Inspire: Every Breath You Take

by Asim Roy, MD and Brandon Canfield, DDS  Due to savvy marketing, ubiquitous multimedia ads, and efficacious treatment to support the buzz, Inspire is fast ...

In Your Own Words

Some call it “case presentation.” Others refer to it as “presenting treatment”, and there are even a few that use the 4 letter “S” word ...

Oral Appliances and Tooth Movement; Caveat Emptor

by John Viviano, DDS, D.ABDSM  I am not aware of anyone that has died from a bite change. I’ve studied the literature. I’ve asked my ...

Healthy Cells, Healthy Brain: Nose Breathing is Fundamental

by Steve Carstensen, DDS, D.ABDSM, and Karen Davidson, DHA, MSA, MEd, MSN, RN To prepare yourself to read this article, take a breath. In, then ...

Do Occlusal Guards Cause or Worsen Apnea?

by Barry Glassman, DMD, and Don Malizia, DDS Oral appliances used in the treatment of primary snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have been shown ...

Home Sleep Tests: To Bill or Not to Bill

by Randy Curran In 1860, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “The first wealth is health.” This dictum is still true today. Nonetheless, the medical insurance behemoth ...

Divergence, Convergence, and Agency

Jason Tierney What’s next? What’s around the corner? Where do we go from here? These are questions we ask ourselves as a global community, a ...

My CPAP Can Harm Me. What Can You Do?

by Steve Carstensen, DDS, D.ABDSM “Stop using your CPAP device and contact your physician or DME provider for next steps.“ On June 14, 2021, Philips ...

Now Is the Time to Get SnoreHooked

by James P. Boyd, DDS The recent Philips PAP recall has rendered potentially millions of patients without their necessary therapy. Additionally, the AHRQ draft report ...

Off the Roller Coaster – A Positive Outlook, Fresh Goals, and Renewed Focus on Success

In looking back, most of us felt that last year was a roller coaster ride. We got shoved into that buggy, fastened our seat belts, ...

How Do We Measure Success?

by Mark T. Murphy, DDS, D.ABDSM Dental Sleep Medicine stakeholders argue that focusing on a single metric to define success could be a costly mistake. ...

4 Reasons a Dedicated Dental Sleep Medicine Health Record Will Benefit You

by Rose Nierman and Courtney Snow Every dental practice that embarks on the journey of implementing Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM) faces an essential decision early ...

Dental Continuing Education

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 ...

Special Section – Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders: The Role of the Dentist

Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders: The Role of the Dentist by Jeffrey Cole, DDS President, American Dental Association An ADA Perspective In 2017, the American Dental Association ...

Dental Sleep Medicine: A Case Study of a TMD Patient with a 24-year History of Refractory Epilepsy Entirely Controlled with a Mandibular Advancement Device

by Daniel E. Taché, DMD And if tonight, my soul may find her peace in sleep, and sink in good oblivion, and in the morning ...

Sleep Related Breathing Disorders and the Use of High Resolution Oximetry for Screening

by Craig Pickerill Sleep related breathing disorders place a substantial monetary burden on the economy in the form of decreased productivity, work accidents, and health-related ...

It’s the Air that We Breathe

by Allen J. Moses, DDS; Elizabeth T. Kalliath, DMD; and Gloria Pacini, RDH Introduction OSA is a breathing disorder. Breathing is essential to support life. ...

Clinical Spotlight

Oral Appliances and Tooth Movement; Caveat Emptor

by John Viviano, DDS, D.ABDSM  I am not aware of anyone that has died from a bite change. I’ve studied the literature. I’ve asked my colleagues. Nothing! Many of you ...

Clinician Spotlight

How Do Dentists Tackle the 54-million-pound Elephant Called Sleep Apnea?

by David Schwartz, DDS, D.ABDSM The last paragraph of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine’s (AADSM) position statement on the scope of practice for dentists ordering or administering home ...

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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