Welcome to Dental Sleep Practice

A dental journal and sleep apnea publication

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A Masterpiece in the Landscape of Patient-Centered Education

A book review by Pat Mc Bride, PhD, CCSH “This book is a marvel. Don’t let the friendly tone fool you. Empowered Sleep Apnea is ...

The Long Road to Diagnosis: A Dentist’s Journey with Undiagnosed Breathing Difficulties and the Surprising Solution

by Margaret Meadows, DDS In a world where everyone tells you that you’re fine, but deep down, you know something is wrong, it becomes essential ...

Connections

by Mary Osborne, RDH How would your practice be different if you took just a few minutes after you see a new patient, or an ...

See the Whole Picture, Treat What You Know – a Case Report

by Benedict R. Miraglia, DDS Lauren was referred to my office by Dr. Michael Gelb for consultation to explore expansive orthopedic and orthodontic treatment options. ...

Relating Oral Physiology to Sleep Apnea Appliance Positioning

by Allen J. Moses, DDS, DABCP, D.ABDSM Evolutionary Focus In lower animals the spinal column comes out the back of the head, is oriented horizontally ...

A Snapshot of the Future of Sleep Medicine

Lee A. Surkin, MD, FACC, FCCP, FASNC, FAASM, board certified in cardiology and sleep medicine Sleep matters. When I get consistent good quality sleep, I ...

The Importance of Addressing Sleep Apnea in Hospitalized Patients

by Bertrand de Silva, MD, FCCP Sleep is an essential aspect of human well-being. Quality sleep promotes healing, cognitive function, mood stabilization, and overall health. ...

Choose Faith Over Fear

I’m sitting at my computer on a beautiful day, writing my winter message, and Billy Joel’s song, “Keeping the Faith” started playing. It started me ...

We Live in Exciting Times

by Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD The future of Sleep Medicine is fast approaching, and every new discovery, technology, and policy takes us one step closer to ...

Incorporating myTAP® into Your Sleep Practice

by Jason Hui, DDS, MAGD, D.ABDSM  The myTAP appliance has significantly impacted my dental sleep medicine practice. When properly fitted, I view this appliance as ...

Airway Palooza

March 15-16, 2024 by Lauren Gueits, BS, RDH If you are passionate about airway health, and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of experts sharing their best ...

Sleep Stages and How to Improve Sleep Quality

by Lee A. Surkin, MD, FACC, FCCP, FASNC, FAASM There’s no doubt that sleep is crucial for optimal health. During sleep, the body gets the ...

Dental Continuing Education

Physical Therapy Collaboration in Dental Sleep Medicine

by Brad Gilden, PT, DPT, FFMT, FAAOMPT, PRC, CSCS, and Bill Esser, MS, PT, CCTT Role of an AirwayCentric® Physical Therapist in Dental Sleep Medicine ...

Why Every Dentist and Orthodontist Should Have an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist on Their Team

by Nicole Goldfarb, M.A., CCC-SLP, COM® As knowledge about the etiology of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) has expanded over the recent years, it is imperative to ...

Mitochondrial Dysfunction Acquired from Sleep Related Breathing Disorders is the Cause of Most Non-Communicable Diseases

by Dr. Steve Lamberg Wouldn’t you love a deeper understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of sleep related breathing disorders “SRBD” and how they cause so ...

Restless Legs Syndrome

by Zhu Zhu, MD, PhD; Saniya Pervin, MBBS; and Daniel O. Lee, MD, FAAN, FAASM Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common sensorimotor neurological disorder ...

Interarch Jaw Registration Devices for Oral Sleep Appliances: Consequences of Anterior vs. Posterior Stabilization

by Allen J. Moses, DDS Introductory Anatomy and Kinetics Human beings are the only mammals to have a shared foodway and airway. As a result, ...

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 ...

Clinical Spotlight

See the Whole Picture, Treat What You Know – a Case Report

by Benedict R. Miraglia, DDS Lauren was referred to my office by Dr. Michael Gelb for consultation to explore expansive orthopedic and orthodontic treatment options. Lauren was 14 years old, ...

Clinician Spotlight

The Duck Wrangler

DSP interview with Rose Nierman Rose Nierman has been the go-to source for dentists getting paid for new services since before the first mandibular advancement devices hit the market. She ...

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

A New Technique for Fabricating a Mandibular Advancement Device in the Edentulous CPAP-Resistant Patient

by Richard. B. Dunn, DDS, MS, D.ABDSM; Jessica Turner, CDA; and David Walton, CDT  Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a major medical problem throughout the world. It has been estimated to affect 15-30% of ...
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