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Why Offer Oral Appliance Therapy to Treat Sleep Apnea

August 3, 2020

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an image of a clear oral appliance used to treat sleep apneaYou know you want to incorporate sleep apnea therapy into your dental practice, but as you contemplate the types of treatment you want to offer, you may be wondering if oral appliances are truly effective. One of the best ways to learn more about this unique solution is to attend sleep apnea seminars. These will provide you with the information you need from professionals who can attest to the safety, effectiveness, and reliability of oral devices. From how they’re made to ways in which they move a patient’s oral and facial structures to keep airways open, read on to discover why so many dental professionals are offering this alternative method of treatment.

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Why Educate Patients on the Importance of Treating Sleep Apnea?

July 7, 2020

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a piece of paper with the diagnosis of sleep apnea written on it along with medication, a stethoscope, and glassesAs 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…)

How to Identify Sleep Apnea in Children

June 9, 2020

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a young boy asleep on his side holding a teddy bear and breathing with his mouth openAs 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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Why Incorporate Telemedicine Into Your Sleep Practice?

May 8, 2020

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a woman sitting on a couch and receiving telemedicine from her sleep dentist 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…)

After COVID-19: What You Need to Do to Keep Your Staff and Patients Safe

April 23, 2020

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a dental professional wearing personal protective equipment and adjusting the lightDental 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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How to Treat Sleep Apnea Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 21, 2020

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a middle-aged man asleep and snoring while his wife acts frustrated in the backgroundIt 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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How to Expand Your Physician Referral Network

February 26, 2020

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a doctor writing out a physician referral for a patientWhether 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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Should You Add Sleep Apnea Therapy to Your Practice?

January 9, 2020

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dental team members standing together and smilingAs 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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Discover How to Prepare Your Dental Team to Treat Sleep Apnea

December 8, 2019

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a staff of dental professionalsYou’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…)

Learn the Types of Staff Members You Need for Your Sleep Practice

November 11, 2019

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a staff of medical professionalsYou’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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