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Can Keeping a Sleep Diary Help Diagnose Sleep Apnea?

March 5, 2021

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an up-close look at a person’s sleep log as well as a cup of tea, cell phone, and notepad

Helping your patients achieve better rest is your main goal, right? You want to identify a solution that will allow them to sleep without waking frequently throughout the night and ultimately achieve a better quality of life. So, what is the first step? Diagnosing the problem is what most people would say, but how can you do it effectively? Is asking your patients to keep a sleep diary a key component? Find out why this recommended task will help you and your clients take the next step in addressing common sleep problems.

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Sleep Apnea and Medical Insurance: What You Need to Know

February 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — 21stsleep @ 10:47 pm
an individual handing their insurance card over while a doctor fills out paperwork

As a dental professional who wants to offer sleep apnea therapy to your patients, you may not realize that dental insurance does not cover the cost of treatment. As unfortunate and frustrating as this can be, it is the reality, which means you must look for an alternative solution to keep your clients from going elsewhere to receive appropriate care. What you may not realize is that medical insurance may cover the cost of sleep apnea therapy, but you and your team will need to know how to navigate this new method of payment. Read on to discover what you need to know to take better care of your patients physically and financially.

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Is Sleep Apnea a Risk Factor for COVID-19?

January 4, 2021

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a person lying in bed awake while the alarm clock reads 3:41 a.m.

As a dentist, you may be considering the idea of incorporating sleep apnea therapy into your practice. Understanding the importance of treating a patient who is unable to breathe throughout the night and achieve adequate rest, you realize the toll obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can take on the body. But is it possible that it can be a risk factor for COVID-19, too? As you contemplate this new venture amid a global pandemic, read on to learn why it’s now more vital than ever before that dentists take the next step and offer appropriate care and treatment for patients with sleep apnea.

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Lessening the Burden for Your Patients: Why Add Sleep Apnea Therapy to Your Practice

December 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — 21stsleep @ 5:11 pm
a graphic that contains various words associated with “Sleep Apnea”

It is not uncommon for sleep physicians to recommend patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to regularly visit their dentist. After all, many of the symptoms associated with sleep breathing disorders occur within the oral cavity as well as the nasal and upper airways. If you are looking for ways to build and expand your practice’s offerings, why not consider incorporating solutions that can improve an individual’s ability to breathe easier and rest better at night? Discover how sleep apnea dentist courses can better prepare you to add services that will make it less of a burden for your patients to seek appropriate treatment.

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Diagnosing Sleep Apnea: The Role of a Dentist

November 17, 2020

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a man inserting an oral appliance before going to bedYou want to provide your patients with sleep apnea therapy. You know it’s a growing problem and believe it to be a worthwhile investment in your practice’s time and money. But as you begin to maneuver the finer details of diagnosis and treatment, you may be asking what role you actually play. Discover how sleep apnea seminars for dentists can be a great way to discover how dental professionals can make a significant difference in treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). (more…)

Why Incorporating Sleep Medicine is a Good Idea for Your Dental Practice

October 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — 21stsleep @ 9:41 pm

a male dentist smiles while wearing a lab coat and gloves in preparation for seeing a patientAs a dentist, you remain committed to helping patients achieve better oral health, right? Whether it is through preventive, restorative, cosmetic, or emergency dental care, the services you provide are all designed to repair, restore, and maintain a patient’s teeth and gums. But what if you could do more for them? What if you could play an integral role in helping them achieve better sleep while breathing easier? Read on to learn why incorporating sleep medicine into your practice can be a beneficial venture for you and your patients. (more…)

Why Dentists are Best When it Comes to Screening for Sleep Apnea

September 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — 21stsleep @ 4:27 pm

a male dentist sits at a computer and analyzes the information on the screenWhen it comes to treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea, you want to provide the highest level of care possible, right? But what if the individual doesn’t realize they have it? Whether you are already aware or not, as a sleep apnea dentist, you are uniquely qualified to screen your patients for signs and symptoms closely associated with this common disorder. Unsure how this is possible? Let an expert more clearly explain how dentists like yourself can make the discovery process easier for prospective sleep apnea patients. (more…)

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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