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Making Medicare Appliances Affordable for All

by Randy Clare Medicare provides coverage for more than 100 million people. That’s nearly 1 in 3 Americans. When combined with Medicaid, coverage is extended ...

Losing Your Mind from Medical Policy Updates? PLAY BY THE RULES!

by Kyle Curran & Randy Curran Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. You know the medical insurance carrier covers the oral appliance, but ...

Slow Wave, Inc.

Slow Wave, Inc. manufactures the newly FDA-cleared and multi-patented Slow Wave DS8, a next generation oral appliance for the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring. ...

Want to Provide Better Patient Care?

Consider AireO2 by Vivos Billing Intelligence Service There’s a lot that comes with running a successful dental practice. From providing top-of-the-line care and a great ...

There is an Interrelationship Between Pain and Sleep

Seeking continuing education can help enhance your dental practice and improve the lives and well-being of your pain and sleep patients. We require both pain ...

Avoid Medical Denials by Knowing these Trends

by Rose Nierman and Courtney Snow Medical policies change. That is the only thing that can always be counted on in the fickle world of ...

The Future of Sleep Medicine

by Deepit Anand, Brett Brocki, & Patrick Kircher For too long, Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM) has been a fragmented patchwork of solutions; difficult to navigate ...

With a Gladiator’s Determination

“I am a gladiator! Winter is my season. This is my time. I will not be denied. … I will add more value than anyone else. ...

DSP Staircase

Download the Seek & Sleep Crossword here. Download the solution here.

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 ...

Dental Continuing Education

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 ...

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 ...

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

Making Medicare Appliances Affordable for All

by Randy Clare Medicare provides coverage for more than 100 million people. That’s nearly 1 in 3 Americans. When combined with Medicaid, coverage is extended to 125 million people. The ...

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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