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Who Says the Masseter Doesn’t Count? The Importance of Screening with EMG [Webinar]

Since Sleep Apnea is a potentially life-threatening medical condition, it is important to work as a team to get patients the help they need. One of the ways we can do this is to measure a patient’s night time sleep habits as they pertain to sleep disorders – specifically night time bruxing. And it’s important that the dental profession and dental companies address the parameters surrounding the measurement of masseter muscle activity and the effect it has on occlusion. A monitor with EMG sensors can screen, monitor, measure bruxism, and help to properly titrate appliances.

To learn more, watch the webinar Who Says the Masseter Muscle Doesn’t Count? The Importance of Screening with EMG. In this webinar, we discuss all of that plus the pitfalls of the Polysomnogram (PSG) as an indicator of muscle activity, the advantages of a take home EMG device and the simplicity of interpretation for titration of an appliance. Now that Sleep Disordered Breathing and Sleep Apnea topics are a part of every dental tradeshow, Whip Mix wants to be your dental occlusion partner, helping to assess your patient for oral symptoms related to OSA.

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Shirlene O'Russa

Shirlene O’Russa, R.D.H. is Whip Mix’s Western Region Territory Sales Manager Shirlene (Charlie), began her career in dentistry as a dental assistant, then as a dental hygienist. After practicing dental hygiene for 18 years, Charlie started her own business by hosting dental education seminars while working as a Public Relations representative for Delta Dental of Illinois. Ms. O’Russa obtained a degree in Communications with a Minor in Marketing, from Bradley University in 2000. After graduating she started in a sales and marketing position with Dental Arts Laboratory. Charlie joined the Occlusion Division of Water Pik in 2007 where she became the Territory Sales Manager for the Western region of the U.S. Charlie serves as our resident expert on Sleep Dentistry in medicine. She is currently responsible for dental schools located in 22 states. Charlie currently lives in Peoria Illinois.

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