ASBA News

The American Sleep and Breathing Academy has lost one of its founding members. Dr. Elliott Joel Alpher passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Dr. Alpher, DDS, DACP served the ASBA in many capacities, most recently as Vice President of...

ASBA Loses Founding Member

The American Sleep and Breathing Academy has lost one of its founding members. Dr. Elliott Joel Alpher passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Dr. Alpher, DDS, DACP served the ASBA in many capacities, most recently as Vice President of...

Well before the American Dental Association (ADA) made their strong recommendation for oral appliances last year, dental sleep medicine showed no signs of stopping its steady climb into the medical mainstream. For the founders of imagn Solutions, Orem, Utah, accommodating growth and helping more...

Utah-based imagn Solutions Gets Dentists on the Sleep Medicine Bandwagon

Well before the American Dental Association (ADA) made their strong recommendation for oral appliances last year, dental sleep medicine showed no signs of stopping its steady climb into the medical mainstream. For the founders of imagn Solutions, Orem, Utah, accommodating growth and helping more...

In writing this article, I have partnered with my dear friend, Jan Palmer.  Hopefully, together, we can shed some light on the complex subject of Medicare “same or similar” regulations, which have recently resulted in the routine denial of Medicare OAT claims. Federal regulations...

Medicare: Reasonable and Useful Lifetime (RUL) – What is THAT?

In writing this article, I have partnered with my dear friend, Jan Palmer.  Hopefully, together, we can shed some light on the complex subject of Medicare “same or similar” regulations, which have recently resulted in the routine denial of Medicare OAT claims. Federal regulations...

Effective dentist and physician collaboration is key to addressing the underdiagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea and improving patient care and therapy compliance rates. For sleep dentists, forging relationships with physicians and becoming a trusted partner not only ensures patients receive optimal care but also...

Strengthening Collaboration Between Dentists and Physicians

Effective dentist and physician collaboration is key to addressing the underdiagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea and improving patient care and therapy compliance rates. For sleep dentists, forging relationships with physicians and becoming a trusted partner not only ensures patients receive optimal care but also...

Increase Accuracy and Improve your “Sleep Bite” with Ricketts Phonetic Bite. Given to you by the man who worked alongside of him for years – David Gergen Oral appliance therapy is considered an effective treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The appliance...

Ricketts Phonetic Bite

Increase Accuracy and Improve your “Sleep Bite” with Ricketts Phonetic Bite. Given to you by the man who worked alongside of him for years – David Gergen Oral appliance therapy is considered an effective treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The appliance...

A thriving dental practice often resembles a juggernaut with little time or inclination to go outside of traditional dentistry, but branching out requires a willingness to slow down, be patient, and pursue education. Chris M. Chui, DDS, MAGD, DASBA, puts it this way: “Rome...

Be Patient and Build the Sleep Side

A thriving dental practice often resembles a juggernaut with little time or inclination to go outside of traditional dentistry, but branching out requires a willingness to slow down, be patient, and pursue education. Chris M. Chui, DDS, MAGD, DASBA, puts it this way: “Rome...

Making the decision to branch out into dental sleep medicine, treating obstructive sleep apnea and airway issues with oral appliance therapy requires research, education, a large new learning curve, commitment, patience, and passion.  The bad news, doing it well, doing it right, and doing...

Dentistry’s Hidden Calling “The Airway”

Making the decision to branch out into dental sleep medicine, treating obstructive sleep apnea and airway issues with oral appliance therapy requires research, education, a large new learning curve, commitment, patience, and passion.  The bad news, doing it well, doing it right, and doing...

National Geographic magazine has long been the gateway to high adventure and exotic locales, but the Aug 2018 issue marks a departure into the foreign land of the human mind during sleep. Flight, sexual stimulation, and death are all fair game as the human...

From Safaris to Sleep – National Geographic Tackles Slumber

National Geographic magazine has long been the gateway to high adventure and exotic locales, but the Aug 2018 issue marks a departure into the foreign land of the human mind during sleep. Flight, sexual stimulation, and death are all fair game as the human...

National Football League (NFL) players get used to excellent medical care during their playing days as high profile athletes, and that yearning for the best continues into retirement. Plenty of cowboys from the ranch, and even a few from the gridiron, find their way...

Sugg – Four Decades and No End in Sight

National Football League (NFL) players get used to excellent medical care during their playing days as high profile athletes, and that yearning for the best continues into retirement. Plenty of cowboys from the ranch, and even a few from the gridiron, find their way...

Paul Van Walleghem, DDS, has been with the American Sleep & Breathing Academy (ASBA) from the start. As credentialing director for the ASBA, Van Walleghem has shepherded numerous dentists to Diplomate status, a crucial step in starting or cementing key relationships with sleep physicians....

Opening Doors With ASBA Diplomate Status

Paul Van Walleghem, DDS, has been with the American Sleep & Breathing Academy (ASBA) from the start. As credentialing director for the ASBA, Van Walleghem has shepherded numerous dentists to Diplomate status, a crucial step in starting or cementing key relationships with sleep physicians....