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They are Not Their Disease: Clinician and Providers Need to Feel That

by Pat McBride, PhD, CCSH In the United States, roughly half of the entire adult population suffers from at least one sort of chronic, incurable ...

A Dentist Held the Keys to My Freedom

by Julia Worrall, The Sleep RN I have this recurring nightmare where I am standing in a stuffy room full of dentists, psychologists, and physicians, ...

Telling the World About You

by Lisa Moler, Founder/CEO, MedMark Media Lisa MolerFounder/CEO,MedMark Media Our worlds are so busy with our time consumed with improving clinically, professionally, and personally. We ...

Legally Fit

by Daniel B. Brown, Esq. “So,” my dentist client explains to me, “I’ve got it all set up. It’s a sleep medicine practice. It’s beautiful!” ...

Global Storytelling

by Steve Carstensen, DDS, Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Readers know, as individuals, they don’t hold all the answers for the patient in ...

Finn’s Journey to Health Started in His Dentist’s Office

by Kelley Richardson Until our son, Finn, was 6 years old, he had not slept through the night… We thought we had tried everything, and ...

Tongue Tie is Not Your Only Problem and Frenectomy is Not Your Only Answer

by Linda D’Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP  For many providers the correlation between sleep disorders and ankyloglossia feels like a fad. But for providers like myself who ...

Impact of Sleep on Mood Disorders

by Colonel Scott Williams, MD, FAASM Sleep and mental health are inextricably linked, and there is a large volume of evidence looking at the various ...

Getting Paid for Sleep Therapy: Do You Need to Bill Medical Insurance?

by Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS Dentists treat sleep-related breathing disorders because of a strong desire to help patients prevent the negative health consequences associated with ...

ADD & ADHD in Children: The Answer is Right in Their Nose

by Peter J. Catalano, MD, and John Walker, DMD A better understanding of ADD and ADHD symptoms and a new way to reverse them has ...

THEFUTUREISNOWHERE

The catenation above is most often read as THE FUTURE IS NOWHERE. But it can and should be read as THE FUTURE IS NOW HERE! ...

The Professor: An interview with Dr. Alan Lowe

DSP continues to honor the founders of our profession in an ongoing series of interviews with those who were there at the beginning. This issue, ...

Dental Continuing Education

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 ...

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 ...

Clinical Spotlight

4 Tips for Reducing Your Headaches And Chairtime at Appliance Delivery

Figure 1 by Frank Madrigal, CDT, Owner/Founder of True Function Laboratory What if you could consistently get? A great fit Reduced chairtime Improved patient comfort which can lead to better ...

Clinician Spotlight

The Professor: An interview with Dr. Alan Lowe

DSP continues to honor the founders of our profession in an ongoing series of interviews with those who were there at the beginning. This issue, we sat down with Dr. ...

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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