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Is Sleep Apnea a Lifelong Condition?

August 2, 2021

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a middle-aged man asleep and snoring while his wife acts frustrated in the background

If you choose to incorporate sleep apnea therapy into your practice, there is a good chance that one day, a patient will ask if the problem ever goes away on its own. While this would be the ideal situation for everyone experiencing sleep-breathing issues, the reality is that it is a prognosis that lasts a lifetime. Learn valuable information as to how you can explain to your patients that although sleep apnea cannot be “cured,” its symptoms can significantly lessen, allowing them to enjoy a better quality of life.

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How to Help Your Patients Prepare for a Sleep Test

July 4, 2021

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a woman in bed for a sleep test

If you have a patient who expresses difficulty sleeping, it may be necessary to recommend a sleep test to determine if they might have a condition that inhibits their ability to achieve adequate rest. As a dentist who specializes in sleep apnea, it is your responsibility to provide your patients with guidance and information that will guarantee accurate results. To ensure they feel confident and ready the day of their test, read on to learn what tips you can provide that will help them better prepare for the big day.

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Does Secondhand Smoke Put Your Child at Risk for Sleep Apnea?

June 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — 21stsleep @ 3:54 pm
a young girl holding her nose while an adult smokes in the car

As a sleep dentist, you are committed to providing exceptional care to both children and adults. With the number of sleep apnea cases rising in young people, it’s now more important than ever to spot early warning signs and recommend safe and reliable treatment options. When seeing a child who has been exposed to secondhand smoke, you’ll need to not only address the problem with the parent, but you’ll need to determine how best to care for the child, so they get the rest they need while being able to breathe freely. Read on to find out what you can do as a sleep dentist to ensure the child’s future health.

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How to Help Your Patients Achieve Adequate Rest Once Again

May 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — 21stsleep @ 7:16 pm
an older man and his wife lying in bed asleep

As a dental professional, you are eager to not only help your patients achieve healthy smiles, but you also want to provide exceptional treatment that is designed to curb the symptoms of sleep apnea. When dealing with frequent interruptions throughout the night because of ceased breathing, a person may be unable to move through the different stages of sleep. As a result, this can leave them suffering from chronic fatigue and other, more serious problems. Discover why these individual stages are so important and what you can do to help.

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Further Your Knowledge by Attending the Sleep Roundtable in October 2021!

April 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — 21stsleep @ 3:42 pm
a small chalkboard with the words “Sleep Apnea” on it and a red stethoscope

COVID-19 caused many changes and cancellations in 2020. From dental offices only offering immediate care to individuals experiencing dental emergencies to adults and their children transitioning to work-from-home and virtual school set-ups, the year proved to be challenging for all. But now that 2021 is in full swing, we’re pleased to announce that last year’s Roundtable has been rescheduled for October 7-10, 2021! If you and your team are ready to learn more about dental sleep medicine education, take a few moments to learn more about what you can expect at this year’s event!

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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

Filed under: Uncategorized — 21stsleep @ 6:31 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — 21stsleep @ 3:49 pm

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…)

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