(Scottsdale, Arizona, May 23, 2018) MedMark Media, Publisher of Dental Sleep Practice (DSP), an award-winning magazine dedicated to the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing in the United States, is honored to have been chosen to sponsor the Dental Sleep Education Track for the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM), Sunday, November 25-Wednesday, November 28, 2018.
Lisa Moler, CEO and Publisher of DSP states, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with the largest dental show of the year. This offers us the opportunity to provide such valuable education within the dental sleep arena. Dr. Steve Carstensen and I both are so proud to be spearheading such a prestigious event through our publication, Dental Sleep Practice, thus continuing our ongoing dedication and passion to educating and ultimately treating this growing epidemic.”
The statistics on Americans who suffer from sleep disorders is staggering — with 25 million U.S. adults having obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to the American Sleep Association. Untreated sleep disorders have been linked to hypertension, heart disease, stroke, depression, diabetes, and other chronic diseases, but according to the National Sleep Foundation, an overwhelming majority of people with sleep disorders remain undiagnosed and untreated. Children’s airway development may be an even bigger problem and opportunity for dentists to impact the health of the next generation. Dental Sleep Practice magazine focuses on educating dental professionals on how to identify these patients and steer them toward more productive lives and healthier sleep. These eight seminars, taught by speakers who represent the top educators in sleep dentistry, will support dentists through practical sleep apnea education.
As Editor in Chief of Dental Sleep Practice, Steve Carstensen, DDS, understands the niche of sleep dentistry and the importance of awareness of sleep disorders to the contemporary dental practice. Dr. Carstensen focuses on treating obstructive sleep apnea and snoring at Premier Sleep Associates in Bellevue, Washington. He completed the mini-residency in dental sleep medicine at UCLA, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and lectures internationally, including the Pankey Institute, Spear Education, and several dental schools. For the American Dental Association, he is leading a first-ever Children’s Airway Conference this summer.
Dr. Carstensen notes, “Dentists across the country are realizing they must be part of the health solution for their patients. By recognizing people at risk for sleep-related breathing disorders, dentists expand their impact beyond the smile to the whole person. This conference will feature practical education that will be useful right away in their practice.”
As many as 1/3 of dental patients are potential candidates for dental sleep therapy. To transform these potential patients into active patients, dentists must be educated on the benefits of detection and treatment. To achieve these goals, Dental Sleep Practice will provide two lectures each day at the GNYDM, from Sunday-Wednesday. Led by Dr. Steve Carstensen and a host of other successful OSA physicians, along with well qualified representatives from each of our amazing sponsors, it is certain to be an educational event that you will not want to miss while attending GNYDM.
Our list of sponsors is growing.
Dentsply Sirona is honored to be featuring SICAT Air as the first 3D solution to allow not only the analysis of the upper airway but also visualization and planning of the appliance-based treatment true to anatomy. The combination of the patient’s 3D x-ray and optical surface data allow for a completely digital workflow. Analysis, treatment planning, and the order of a SICAT OPTISLEEP appliance can be done in one single patient session. This course will be lead by Dr. Erin Elliot who speaks nationally and is an active member of her local American Dental Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and is the past president and a Diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.
N3Sleep, the consulting division of DreamSleep, is a nationwide network of dentists and physicians committed to saving lives affected by Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Brett Brocki uses marketing techniques aimed at helping dentists to raise awareness of the symptoms, dangers, and treatment options available to their patients. He demonstrates how to break through preconceptions about sleep disorders and educate patients so they take action to break the cycle of these life threatening conditions.
Light Scalpel in association with American Laser Study Club (ALSC) has joined the event with an exciting curriculum based on The Study Guide of The American Board of Laser Surgery and the original work of its founder Dr. Peter Vitruk dedicated to the detailed physics of soft tissue ablation and coagulation with laser and hot tip (non-laser) devices. ALSC’s curriculum overcomes the known limitations of many laser dentistry courses, and we are excited to offer courses by Dr. Vitruk himself specifically focusing on laser frenectomies in connection with oral restrictions.
AM Airway Management is the industry leader in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea committed to improving the health, well-being, and quality of life for people who suffer from sleep-disordered breathing. They fully support clinicians, health care professionals, and laboratory technicians in this endeavor, and they will be discussing their line of TAP Sleep Care appliances.
With over 500 patents HealthyStart™️ is based on 50 years of research and the experience of treating over 3.5 million children around the world. Join us for an educational lecture on Myofunctional and Oral Appliance Therapy in Pediatrics.
ProSomnus Devices are the first, precision oral appliance therapy devices designed to enhance compliance, mitigate side effects and, enable dentists to achieve excellent patient experiences and outcomes. Join Dr. Mark Murphy and a two panels of well educated sleep professionals discussing, “Next Generation Oral Appliances: Therapeutic Effectiveness” and “Next Generation Oral Appliances: The Path to Mitigating Side Effects”.
Don’t lose sleep over lost patients — let Dental Sleep Practice give you the facts and information you need to expand your practice in this growing and important field of dentistry.
About MedMark Media
MedMark Media, publisher of Dental Sleep Practice, presents a unique understanding of the niche dental industry, evolving trends, and proven in-chair techniques. Dental Sleep Practice, along with MedMark Media’s other publications, Endodontic Practice US, Implant Practice US, and Orthodontic Practice US, provide an enormous range of articles written by world-renowned specialists and general dentists. The publisher’s mission is to help dentists build momentum toward success — to help dental professionals differentiate themselves and move forward in a positive way, to maximize core competencies, and to promote excellence in specialized areas of dentistry, promoting clinical growth, industry change, and technological advancement.