DSM Renaissance Man: Lecturer, Diver, Entrepreneur, Dad, Author (OH, & DENTIST!)

ZZZ Pack Smith

You love him. You learned from him. He’s one of the most revered figures in Dental Sleep Medicine. But do you really know him?

The ZZZ Pack dove deep with Kent Smith, DDS, D.ABDSM, a true DSM renaissance man. He shares his reasons for starting Brady Billing, details the traits the most prolific dental sleep practices have in common, talks us through his appliance selection process, and floors us with details about how he spent his COVID downtime.

But that’s not all, folks.

Dr. Smith offers the secret sauce to a successful DSM practice (spoiler alert: there isn’t one!), tells which DSM company’s culture he tries to emulate in his own practice, makes us all feel inferior with his work attendance record, and provides some incredible feedback about an innovative, EVOlutionary new oral appliance from ProSomnus.

BONUS CONTENT: Dr. Elliott unmasks Dr. Smith’s true identity! Cue dramatic cliffhanger music…

Smith Bio

Dr. Kent Smith

Dr. Kent Smith is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Sleep and Breathing Academy and is President of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. In 2007, he was asked to start a sleep curriculum at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and in 2012, he was the first in Texas to be awarded a Dental Sleep Medicine Facility Accreditation.

He runs two sleep practices in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and has been speaking on many topics related to sleep both nationally and internationally for the last 15 years. He started Brady Billing for sleep doctors in 2013 and they now service over 500 dentists in all 50 states.

Daily, Dr. Smith's mission is to save more lives, heal more relationships, extend more careers, and to work towards creating healthier patients through a whole health lens. Never being satisfied with the status quo, he is constantly looking for ancillary techniques, testing and treatments as he works towards these goals.

Sponsor

ProSomnus

ProSomnus makes next generation, precision Sleep Apnea Devices. Their goal is to enable dentists to create better treatment experiences for people suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring. Utilizing their patented, FDA-cleared, advanced technologies, ProSomnus Sleep Apnea and Snoring Devices are effective, comfortable, safe and easy.

Meet the ZZZ Pack:

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Lisa Moler is founder and CEO of MedMark LLC and publisher of several dental specialty publications. Her personal experience with obstructive sleep apnea inspired her to launch Dental Sleep Practice magazine.

Dr. Erin Elliott lectures extensively on dental sleep medicine and short term orthodontics and loves to help general dentists extend this life-saving service to their patients. She teaches sleep apnea with 3D-Dentists and Dr. Tarun Agarwal and privately coaches practices about sleep.

Jason Tierney is the founder of the North American Dental Sleep Medicine Symposium and has contributed to the development of numerous devices for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and migraine headaches. He also serves as editor-in-chief of Dental Sleep Practice magazine.

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