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Population Sleep Health… Dentists Providing Solutions

by Drs. Michael S. Simmons and Colin M. Shapiro Population level sleep disorders and sleep deprivation were reported by the Institute of Medicine in 2006 to be an “enormous unmet public health need”1. Sleep, like nutrition and physical activity, is a critical determinant of health and well-being1. Now, a dozen years after this landmark report, there is strong indication of further decline in healthy sleep in our communities. Studies indicate inadequate sleep has increased in industrialized populations to between 33-45% …

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Introducing ProSomnus® [PH]

A Commitment to Better OSA Therapy for All Patients by Mark T. Murphy, DDS, FAGD, Lead Faculty for Clinical Education at ProSomnus Sleep Technologies and Len Liptak, MBA, CEO for ProSomnus Sleep Technologies Not long ago a few dozen leading Dental Sleep Medicine clinicians convened to address a  deceptively simple question: “Is it possible to engineer a better Herbst-style OAT device?” Actually, the conversation commenced with a robust discussion on the feasibility of changing the coding for Medicare devices. The …

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How We Do What We Do

Love surveys? So do DSP’s readers! From choosing the right device to taking the proper continuing education courses, this survey helps to show some more preferences of dental sleep practitioners.

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A Journey into Dental Sleep Medicine & Craniofacial Pain

We here at Dental Sleep Practice know that many of our readers have dreams of doing more sleep services in their practice, or even becoming a sleep-only practice someday. One thing that is universally true: if it’s been done, it’s possible. If you are one of those dentists, knowing how someone else came to that point might help you see the path for yourself. Mayoor Patel is a dentist many other professionals look up to as an expert – for …

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A Journey into Dental Sleep Medicine & Craniofacial Pain

We here at Dental Sleep Practice know that many of our readers have dreams of doing more sleep services in their practice, or even becoming a sleep-only practice someday. One thing that is universally true: if it’s been done, it’s possible. If you are one of those dentists, knowing how someone else came to that point might help you see the path for yourself. Mayoor Patel is a dentist many other professionals look up to as an expert – for …

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Technology in the Sleep Practice

How do you use technology to assist your DSM practice? Did you use equipment already in place, or did adding the new service trigger new investment? Every laboratory producing oral appliances for treating SRBD has a protocol for accepting digital impressions. Some send the files for printing, others print the models themselves, and a few labs are all digital, producing devices with no analog steps. The value of digital recording of physical details is becoming more apparent every year. All …

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The Simple Sleep Solution Story

Editor’s intro: Implementing digital workflows for oral appliance therapy helps clinicians to grow their practices, enjoy their work more, and has made niches, such as dental sleep medicine, more accessible to the dental consumer. by Tarun Agarwal, DDS, PA You may have heard that the ‘golden age’ of dentistry has passed us by. With the strengthening economic clout of dental benefit companies, competitive pressures of well-funded ‘corporate’ dental practices, and the financial handcuffs of student and practice debt – it is easy …

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