Many dentists are learning more about sleep disordered breathing, and hearing discussions on screening for airway. Some have attended a mini residency program or boot camp, but still have unanswered … Continued
Wondering more about dentistry & sleep disordered breathing? Ken Berley created a program of his experiences as an attorney & practicing sleep medicine dentist.
Research shows that sleep appliances can work well for moderate sleep apnea. Watch Dr. Ken Berley share his knowledge in a webinar entitled, How to Implement Dental Sleep Medicine.
The landscape of the dentist’s role in treating patients with sleep-disordered breathing can be a complicated one to navigate. In this webinar, Ken Berley DDS, DABDSM brings his unique practical experience in dentistry and law to help dentists effectively treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
Detecting disturbed REM sleep is difficult without polysomnography, but home sleep devices offer the physician nearly all the information they need. There are many sleep monitors available, but one monitor stands out as being not only comprehensive, but easy to use.
Testing for airway problems in the dental office is growing in acceptance by the dental community. The significant negative health impact on patients exhibiting bruxism, snoring, and the debilitating effects of interrupted sleep should not be overlooked. Isn’t it time to start the conversation with them?
Though it may seem obvious to some dentists that they should help their patients by examining their health beyond the oral cavity, it may play out differently depending on where you practice. Be safe and do your due diligence.