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Edward T. Sall, MD, DDS, MBA

Tell us about yourself. I am a licensed dentist and physician. I am board-certified in both Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, and Sleep Medicine. Currently, I ...

Jagdeep Bijwadia, MD, MBA

Tell us about yourself. I am a practicing physician, board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, and sleep medicine. I am also founder and CEO of ...

A Little Bit of Summer

Lisa MolerFounder/CEO,MedMark Media While writing my message for this summer issue, John Mayer’s song “Wildfire” started playing on the radio. It started me thinking about ...

Make a Start Without Having to Know the Ending

Steve Carstensen, DDSDiplomate, American Board ofDental Sleep Medicine This year marks the 30th anniversary of Drs. Robert Rogers, Alan Lowe, Arthur Strauss, Peter George, and ...

How the MandiTrac Device Improved My Sleep Practice

by Michael Kanter, DMD, DICOI  Bite change is a major and common complaint in dental sleep practices. The use of oral sleep devices requires informed ...

Serena Sleep’s Elevate Appliance

Serena Sleep’s new, patented, FDA cleared dental sleep appliance named the “Elevate” was developed by Dr. Greg Ross, a Board-Certified Orthodontist and Diplomat of the ...

Pediatric Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy: The Four Myo Domains

by Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP, COM® Introduction: Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) encompass the four “MYO Domains” of airway, feeding, structure and speech. OMDs occur across ...

Facilitare! The Art of Making Sleep Medicine Easier

by Dr. Susan Maples As a sleep- and airway-astute dentist or hygienist, you have no doubt become a zealot for your patients, anxious to tell ...

Benefits of Clean Air in the Home

by Dr. Greg Jeneary The quality of air that we breathe has always been a concern, but this has been kicked into hyperdrive due to ...

Out of Breath – A Documentary Feature Film

by Lisa Moler There are millions of people worldwide who are not aware that they are suffering from OSA, never mind that there are treatments ...

Changes in Home Sleep Testing Technology

by Dr. Jagdeep Bijwadia Polysomnography remains the gold standard for the diagnosis of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. Most published research has relied on ...

Nasal Airway Obstruction and Precision Oral Appliance Therapy in the Treatment of OSA

by Edward T. Sall, MD, DDS, MBA While there has been increased acceptance of Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS) in the treatment of OSA, physicians have ...

Dental Continuing Education

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 ...

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 ...

Clinical Spotlight

How the MandiTrac Device Improved My Sleep Practice

by Michael Kanter, DMD, DICOI  Bite change is a major and common complaint in dental sleep practices. The use of oral sleep devices requires informed consent about bite changes as ...

Clinician Spotlight

Edward T. Sall, MD, DDS, MBA

Tell us about yourself. I am a licensed dentist and physician. I am board-certified in both Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, and Sleep Medicine. Currently, I am in full-time private practice ...

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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