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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 ...

In Your Own Words

The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) drastically changed their stance on dentists’ involvement with home sleep testing (HST). This landmark position paper boosts ...

Remote Patient Monitoring Reimbursement – Medicare Leads But Will Private Payors Follow?

by Randy Curran Have you seen the documentary focused on the thriving wildlife ecosystem in Chernobyl? If you’re too young to remember what happened there, ...

Dental Marketing – Referrals Trump Everything

by John Tucker, DMD, D.ABDSM, DICOI, and Elias Kalantzis Got an extra $33 million lying around? That’s what Chanel paid for the most expensive advertising ...

Here’s Your Productivity Hack: Go To Sleep

by Ryan Holiday If you read a lot or are someone who gets a lot done, people will assume two things. One, that you’re a ...

Renewed Energy in 2021

Lisa Moler Founder/CEO,MedMark Media So here we are in 2021. While the challenges of 2020 have not completely disappeared, we can definitely see healing and ...

Finding Perspective; Billy Joel in New Orleans

I’m writing this from New Orleans, one of our nation’s most lively, energetic, and resilient cities. I also spent time here back in early March ...

One Investment Guaranteed to Pay Dividends

by Samuel Cress, DDS How many times have you spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on a course, sat through two days of mealy educational ...

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 Sleep Medicine Education at Tufts University

by Leopoldo P. Correa, BDS, MS, D.ABDSM Dental sleep medicine has evolved rapidly during the last few years thanks to the advancement in research related ...

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 ...

Dental Continuing Education

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 ...

A Checklist for Evaluation of Potential Airway and Breathing Disorders

by DeWitt C. Wilkerson, DMD In October 2017, the American Dental Association (ADA) released a policy statement addressing dentistry’s role in sleep-related breathing disorders.1 The ...

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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