ZZZ Pack – Dental Sleep Podcast

Doing the DSM Hokey Pokey

Tiger Woods is a champion, record setting golf legend, and he still has a golf coach. Don’t you think a DSM coach might be able to help coach you and your team to new heights? That’s the question posed to Erin, Lisa, Toby Breeze, and our listeners by coach extraordinaire Michael Cowen, founder and CEO of Awaken2Sleep. Michael has been living in the sleep world for more than 17 years and has observed many of the best and worst practices. …

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Appliance Innovation, Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration, & Curve of Spee

David helms the ship as CEO of Respire Medical, a flagship of Whole You™, where they’ve taken the oral appliance market to new heights with the launch of the innovative Whole You™ Respire Pink AT. David dishes on new advancements to the Herbst appliance, how listening to the voices of their customers led to the changes, why their BONKERS warranty matters, and how the dental sleep field would benefit by learning analogously from other business verticals. All of this with …

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Global Pandemic Time to Open a New SleepTMD Practice

Dr. Sam Cress  sold his general dentistry practice and began the process of opening a new sleep and TMD practice dedicated to providing his guests with desirable experiences from he and his co-therapists. Wait, what about patients, appointments, and hygienists? Then COVID-19 struck. What’s a dentist to do? Tuck your tail and run for safety? OR BLAZE FORWARD? Dr. Cress is crazy smart and did the latter. Then the wackiest thing happened on opening day. Listen to find out about …

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Welcome to Dr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood

Dr. Rodgers put his shirt on to yap with the ZZZ Pack about the revolutionizing nature of post-apocalyptic telemedicine, how to manage this new workflow, and how it creates a better experience for many of his patients, particularly those with a lengthy drive. Part of this new workflow involves using the WatchPAT One after patients provide positive subjective feedback, and he wants easily obtained, accurate, objective data before sending them back to the sleep doc. And we couldn’t talk about …

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Guess Who Brought the POD to the Podcast?

Dr. Scott Simonetti dishes about the critical importance of increasing disordered breathing awareness among dentists, physicians, and patients. Patients aren’t going to bust down the door asking for an appliance. Hear what dental sleep medicine signs and symptoms he’s identifying and why 75% of patients that receive the patented, FDA-cleared POD appliance are women. Headaches, fatigue, clenching, difficulty staying asleep – ever heard a patient mention these issues only to dismiss them with excuses like, “well, I have young kids” …

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Xylitol Could Answer Your Patients’ Pleas for Natural Treatment

The ZZZ Pack sat down (virtually, of course) with Xlear founder Nathan Jones to discuss the mind-blowing benefits of xylitol and how to educate your patients on using this “magical” ingredient. As dental pros, we know health starts in the mouth. But, how often do we consider nasal passages in our overall health, especially for dental sleep patients? With the xylitol-based nasal treatment Xlear, studies showed a 20% increase in airway after three minutes of the FIRST use. Patients also …

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How a Napkin Sketch Changed Dental Sleep Medicine

Gy Yatros, DMD, and Richard Drake, DDS, brought the “Gy and Rich Show” to the ZZZ Pack. What changes have they seen since 1st sketching a business plan for Dental Sleep Solutions on a napkin 12 years ago, how do they innovate and stay ahead of the game, and what changes do they foresee on the horizon? These two have probably presented more free Dental Sleep CE than anyone else in the field. They do it to help more dentists …

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