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The Whole World is Screwed… If All You Have is a Screwdriver

By Madan Kandula, MD Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the Rodney Dangerfield of medical conditions. It gets no respect, and it gets mistreated more often ...

The Roaring 20s

Lisa MolerFounder/CEO, MedMark Media Here comes summer – we are already halfway through the year – many of us hit the ground running into 2021 ...

Struggle of the Juggle: Managing More Sleep in a Busy Restorative Practice

by Teresa Power There are nearly 200,000 dentists in the United States today, but the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) boasts of fewer ...

Pandemics, Snake Oil, and OAT

Jason Tierney Back in the Spring issue of Dental Sleep Practice, my dispatch was from New Orleans – just before I drove home to Arizona. ...

Laser-focused to Reduce Snoring

by Dr. Harvey Shiffman Snoring affects millions of Americans, and the signs and symptoms are the results of a partial or complete collapse of the ...

DynaFlex is Your Partner in Telemedicine

DynaFlex® is your partner in telemedicine. Whether your sleep practice is looking for a telehealth platform or you have been using telemedicine since the beginning ...

Tips for Estimating & Presenting Out-of-Pocket Costs to Patients when Billing Medical Insurance

by Courtney Snow and Rose Nierman “How much is this going to cost me?” Sound familiar? Financial discussions do not need to be a difficult ...

The Great Equalizer: Provisional Oral Appliance Therapy

How to fit sleep therapy into a general dental practice by Randy Clare If all 150,000 dentists in the United States screened 100% of their ...

HealthyStart: Nearly 60 years of Innovations, New Technology and Now Plans for the Future

Dr. Bergersen’s long-time patient, Samnang, started his HealthyStart journey at 5 years old. Samnang struggled in school as a child and accredits his straight As ...

Seek & Sleep Wordscape

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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

Review by Steve Carstensen, DDS “No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or strong you are, none of it ...

A Recipe for Success: Have the Right Conversation

by Michael Cowen Are there really that many sleep patients who need your help and where are they? I’ll give you a hint. Yes, they ...

Dental Continuing Education

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. ...

Evaluating and Treating OSA

The Tools that Make a Difference for the Practitioner and the Patient by Stephen D. Poss, DDS Introduction When the American Dental Association released a ...

Clinical Spotlight

Breathing Dysfunction and Head Posture

by Theodore R Belfor, DDS, and Michal Niedzielski, PT, PRC Much attention has been given to blue light’s deleterious effects on sleep. Screen time’s negative impact isn’t limited to blue ...

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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