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Can Children’s Sleep Apnea Screening Save Lives?

November 29, 2018

Smiling boy waiting for a dental examWhile many people consider sleep apnea to be a problem that only impacts adults, sleep researchers have discovered that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may start much earlier. Many kids show warning signs of OSA, and without treatment, they are at risk for numerous potential health concerns associated with pediatric sleep apnea, including failure to thrive, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), increased blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, and other cardiovascular health concerns. Research indicates that early diagnosis and intervention can be essential to helping kids avoid the negative impact of OSA. Unfortunately, the majority of pediatric dentists are still not screening for this sleep disorder, and those who are screening may not be doing so consistently. Consistent screenings for airway obstruction and earlier diagnosis of these conditions will surely change a child’s life, and in some cases, it can save lives too.

5 Financial Considerations Before Implementing Sleep Apnea Therapy

October 7, 2018

Person reviewing formsBefore you get started offering sleep apnea therapy in your office, you should take into consideration the wide variety of factors that can impact sleep apnea therapy costs for your office and your patients. In this post, we’ll review five of the most significant financial variables that can influence the costs of sleep apnea services. If you’re considering implementing sleep apnea therapy in your dental office or starting a dental sleep medicine practice, take a few moments to read this blog.

Tips for Building Your Dental Sleep Practice

September 8, 2018

Dentist checking fit of patients oral applianceWhen it comes to starting a new dental sleep practice or incorporating sleep dentistry into your existing dental office, you may think that the benefits aren’t worth the effort. However, with a little planning, dental sleep medicine may be a great revenue driver for any dental office, and more importantly, many patients are now looking for this service. If you don’t offer dental sleep treatments, you may need to refer your patients to an outside dentist. In this post, we’ll discuss some tips for successfully developing your dental sleep practice, so you can offer the services your patients want and improve your bottom line too.

Welcome to Your Source for Sleep Apnea Courses & More

August 16, 2018

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older couple at a professional consultationAre you considering adding sleep apnea services to your practice’s list of offerings? If so, you have a lot to look forward to. By becoming a trusted source of diagnosis and effective treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, you can help your patients find the relief they seek to enjoy a healthy, productive life once again. We are pleased to announce that we are your new resource for everything you need to know when you are considering incorporating sleep dentistry into your practice. Keep reading to learn more about what we have to offer, including sleep apnea courses, help with billing, and more.