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
Untreated sleep apnea can reduce life expectancy 12 years! If you’re thinking about integrating sleep medicine into a dental practices, watch this video.
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Sleep Apnea is a potentially life-threatening medical condition. One of the ways we can help patients is to measure their night time bruxing. And it’s important that dentists address the parameters surrounding the measurement of masseter muscle activity and the effect it has on occlusion.
Adding bruxism and airway to your practice? Here are 5 things to know about the ADA’s proposed policy statement on the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders.
The ADA House of Delegates has passed an official policy relating to treating sleep disorders in Dentist-monitored patients. Here is what you need to know about the new policy.
Patients usually see their dentist more often than their physicians, and symptoms of sleep problems can be detected by an exam of the oral cavity. As dentists start looking into sleep and its effects on general health, they can move into a more comprehensive and beneficial screening process.
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?
There are dozens of books, videos, articles, eBooks, blogs and live courses that cover the subject in detail, so I thought I would offer some of the ones I feel do a great job of explaining this most important subject. It won’t matter whether you are a novice or an experienced expert, these resources offer a lot of valuable information.