Every professional who treats sleep apnea wants to recommend the most effective therapy for each individual patient. If only we had a tool to predict such a positive match! Study after study shows that CPAP, applied effectively, will resolve all forms of sleep disordered breathing. Unfortunately many studies also show that CPAP is not well accepted by patients, thus … [Read more...] about Discussing Oral Appliances vs. CPAP with Physicians
The following report is from Dana Sheets Owner at Practice Management Systems and organizer of the Tacoma ProPlayer event. When I heard from Dr. Steve Marinkovich that he was interested in holding a Sleep Apnea Awareness event, I jumped at the chance to help make the event a successful one for everyone involved. First of all, I was certain the event needed to be held at very … [Read more...] about The anatomy of a successful ProPlayer event with Warren Moon and David Krieg
Dentists like you make thousands of choices during your career. From dental school days to how you shape your retirement plan, you get to decide how you want to do things. While these days the new graduate may not have as many career paths as one might have a few decades ago, the mix of services the involved dentist gets to pick from is ever expanding. Dental Sleep Medicine … [Read more...] about Choosing Dental Sleep Medicine
I attend many conventions and meetings through the year in the course of my work in sleep therapy. These meetings tend to be predominantly in the medical world however I am starting to meet more and more dentists. I am struck by the passion of the dental community as they approach the practice of sleep. It seems that every weekend there is some kind of dental course teaching … [Read more...] about Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea treatment within the dental scope of practice?