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A dental journal and sleep apnea publication

Less Calculus – More Sleep: A Day in the Life of a Sleep Hygienist

by Gina Pepitone-Mattiello, RDH  A day in my life as a dental sleep medicine hygienist makes my heart happy and helps me sleep better at ...

Apples to Aardvarks: Comparing OAT & PAP Monitoring

by Suzanne Mericle, DMD, and Jeff Wyscarver, RPSGT ❝When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported back, the rate of improvement ...

In Your Own Words

Providing life-saving care for patients is the #1 reason dentists get involved in Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM). Issues related to medical billing seem to be ...

Coffee is for Closers: Get Out of Your Own Way

by Michael Cowen “I don’t understand. You’re telling me your treatment plan conversion rate dropped from 70% to 16%?” Perplexed, I exclaimed, “This makes no ...

Looking Forward to 2021!

Lisa Moler, Founder/CEO, MedMark Media Lisa MolerFounder/CEO, MedMark Media Through all of the challenges and changes of 2020, I look forward to 2021 as a ...

Weeding Out the Truth: CBD and Sleep

by Kent Smith, DDS, D.ABDSM  You’ve seen it in nail salons and boutique stores. Heck, even gas stations are selling it. What’s the hoopla? Much ...

Please Help!

Jason Tierney Jason Tierney My Mom was rushed to the emergency room on her 63rd birthday. From there, she was transferred to the ICU for ...

Seeing is Believing

by Samuel E. Cress, DDS ”CBCT is useless in dental sleep because people don’t sleep sitting upright.” “CBCT is a wasteful expensive piece of equipment ...

Treating Severe OSA – Versatility is Key

by Steven Olmos, DDS, DABCP, DABCDSM, D.ABDSM, DAIPM, FAAOP, FAACP, FICCMO, FADI, FIAO Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is comprised of various structural and neural pathologies ...

4 Axioms for Medical Insurance Success

by Randy Curran and Kyle Curran I’ve lived in the medical billing world for nearly 20 years. That’s 20 real years – not the 2 ...

Innovation at Arm’s Length

by Barry Chase, DDS Over many years of practicing dental sleep medicine, I have become a big proponent of the Herbst appliance to treat Obstructive ...

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 ...

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

The Dentist and the Otolaryngologist – Working Hard Together

People in Pittsburgh suffer as much from sleep related breathing disorders as any other part of the country, but they have one big advantage no other population enjoys. People in ...

Corporate Spotlights

Planmeca Group

A global leader in health care technology Heikki Kyöstilä, president and founder of Planmeca Shiny white design and devices with colors from metallic silver to lime green, 3D-printed skulls of ...

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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