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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 accelerates.❞ – Karl Pearson A poll of approximately 100 Board-Certified sleep physicians revealed that 68% believed CPAP works well. However, only 55% responded that Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) works well.1 These physician biased perceptions result in PAP being prescribed more than ten times as often as OAT. Making these statistics even more surprising is if …

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Sleep Disorders are In Your Face

by Sharon Moore  In part two of this four-part series, author, speech pathologist, and myofunctional practitioner Sharon Moore takes a deeper dive into the role of screening sleep, upper airway functions, and myofunctional disorders in the management of pediatric sleep disordered breathing. Previously, we saw the ramifications of poor sleep on every aspect of a child’s development and functioning, making poor sleep a global health challenge.1,2,3 Furthermore, compromise can occur during critical periods of brain development in early childhood with …

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The Elephant in the Operatory: Understanding the Psychosocial Impact of Covid-19

by Pat Mc Bride, PhD, CCSH As we reopen practices and return to the business of providing care for our patients, no one has a clear view of how the Covid-19 pandemic will play out. Mandated closures of many practices across the country have led to unprecedented revenue declines, stress, and anxiety across the field. Dental Sleep Medicine providers, regardless of economic concerns, must focus on the changed emotional and psychological well-being of each patient. Providers and their staffs are …

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The Future Face of Sleep

by Sharon Moore In this multi-part series, author, speech pathologist, and myofunctional practitioner Sharon Moore shares the ramifications of poor sleep on mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing, along with screening techniques to help dental teams identify the common red flags of disrupted sleep. In subsequent issues, she will introduce myofunctional therapy as a method to optimize growth, development and maintenance of healthy facial and upper airway structures to counteract sleep disorders like sleep disordered breathing and upper airway resistance syndrome. …

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Commentary on “Thoughts on the Current and Future Practice of Dental Sleep Medicine”

Note: see the original article by clicking here   Can we seize the moment and join the precision medicine movement? by John E. Remmers, MD Ignore the “M.D.” behind my name; in spirit I am a dental scientist devoted to dental sleep medicine. My heart and soul are focused on the massive public health problem we face in the epidemic of sleep disordered breathing (SDB). My advice: Read This Article By Gilles Lavigne. It’s the best analysis of our current …

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