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” or “I’m working a lot right now”? What do you do about it?
Dr. Simonetti shares the importance of recognizing TMD – improper condylar translation, deviated opening, midline misalignment, headaches, and more. But then what? And what does any of this have to do with sleep dentistry? More importantly, what do you do about it? Listen and find out. Also, some listeners may be stunned to hear about his treatment protocol as it relates to sleep tests.
Lastly, you will NOT believe what Dr. S does while his kids are asleep and his wife is watching TV.
The ZZZ PACK podcast can help your ears find your happy spot. And the POD can help patients’ mandibles find their happy spots. This ain’t your grandpa’s sleep appliance or your grandma’s podcast.
Dr. Scott Simonetti practices dentistry out of East Islip, New York, with his father and other partners. He recently designed and developed a US and International patent pending oral orthotic, The POD®. Dr Scott has lectured at multiple continuing education programs and has appeared on national radio programs and blogs discussing nitric oxide, mitochondria, intermittent hypoxia, and disordered breathing. He has presented research to the Department of Defense at Fort Detrick, Maryland, and at the Military System Health Research Symposium in Kissimmee, Florida.
Advanced Facialdontics® has a vision to improve the health and quality of life for people by developing safe, comfortable, oral orthotics. They have designed and developed novel oral orthotics that utilize proprietary Unilateral BiteBlock Technology® to treat some of the most common ailments and symptoms found in dental office. Their patented designs offer many advantages over existing appliances that can increase patient satisfaction and improve treatment outcomes.
Meet the ZZZ Pack:
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.