July 7, 2020
As a dentist who offers sleep apnea therapy, you are committed to helping individuals who experience difficulty breathing and sleeping at night. Whether these patients have tried other forms of treatment in past with no success or believe their condition to be “no big deal,” this is your opportunity to use your dental sleep medicine training to provide patient-focused treatment that educates them on the risks of forgoing proper care as well as the life-changing results that can be achieved with the right form of therapy. Read on to learn what you can do as a sleep dentist to improve the lives of your patients. (more…)
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June 9, 2020
As you continue to learn more about sleep apnea, you may be wondering if you should cater only to adults or children as well. While it might be easy to assume that both can be diagnosed and treated in the same way, you will find that younger individuals often show different signs than adults, making it more difficult to discern that there is a problem. We invite you to discover how you can easily identify whether a child is suffering from sleep apnea. Here are a few common signs of childhood sleep apnea you should look for in your patients.
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May 8, 2020
If you are like most sleep dentists, you are experiencing a major shift in the way you see patients. COVID-19 has caused dental offices throughout the country to implement new health and safety protocols as well as minimize as much interaction with patients as possible. If you’re looking at alternative ways to continue providing high-quality care to those patients who are struggling to get adequate rest at night, it’s time to consider how telemedicine can benefit your sleep practice. (more…)
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April 23, 2020
Dental practices across the country are preparing to reopen after being closed because of COVID-19. Only seeing emergency patients, they are taking extra precautions when it comes to safety and cleanliness to ensure both staff and patients remain in a virus-free zone. But how can you be sure that your office is ready to resume normal, day-to-day operations? Let’s find out.
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March 21, 2020
It may feel a bit daunting trying to continue practicing and treating your sleep apnea patients during this time. Although you want to help them achieve better rest and overall health, the reality is that COVID-19 has caused a dramatic change in the way people live and function daily, including seeking treatment for common health conditions. Fortunately, your patients don’t have to feel neglected or abandoned. By adhering to some of the recommended restrictions put forth by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), you can continue treating sleep apnea while keeping you and your patients safe.
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February 26, 2020
Whether you recently added sleep apnea therapy to your list of available services or have been treating patients for several years now, expanding your physician referral network is important. Designed to put your practice in front of patients seeking treatment for their sleep disorder, it also connects you to professionals in the field who can serve as great resources when in need of professional advice. So what can you do to build your network and keep patients coming? Check out these helpful tips to get you started.
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January 9, 2020
As a dental professional, it’s natural that over time, you will want to grow and expand your practice by offering additional services to your patients. While some dentists opt to provide orthodontic treatment or TMJ therapy, others are turning to sleep apnea therapy. Why? Because more and more individuals are suffering from this common disorder and need help to get adequate rest. If you believe this type of treatment would be a good addition to your dental practice, check out of some of the benefits it can provide you, your team, and of course, your patients.
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December 8, 2019
You’ve made the decision to offer sleep apnea treatment to your patients. That’s great! Before you begin, though, you must first find a way to prepare your team to treat sleep apnea in your dental office. After all, if your team isn’t effective, the likeliness that your patients will return is slim. So, how do you do it? Read on for some useful tips to consider when embarking on this new endeavor. (more…)
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November 11, 2019
You’ve made the decision to offer sleep apnea but how do you know who to hire? What kinds of experts should you have on staff to ensure your office and method of treatment is effective and successful? To help you move forward in your journey to including sleep medicine in your practice, let us provide some tips on the type of people you should be looking to hire.
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October 18, 2019
As a dentist, you want to find ways to offer additional services to your patients, right? Whether it is cosmetic dentistry, TMJ Therapy, or even sleep apnea therapy, you want to help more people achieve better oral and overall health. With the continued rise in individuals living with sleep disorders, it’s no surprise that more and more dental professionals are incorporating this type of treatment into their practices. If you are one of the many who are ready to tap into this growing population, learn how attending the Roundtable 2020 and various seminars can help.
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