ASBA News

How did David Gergen, a nationally respected dental lab technician, manage to find former National Football League (NFL) players interested in helping him spread awareness about dental sleep medicine? The short answer is they eventually found him. Prior to his current roles as CEO...

ASBA Evolution – Getting the NFL on Board

How did David Gergen, a nationally respected dental lab technician, manage to find former National Football League (NFL) players interested in helping him spread awareness about dental sleep medicine? The short answer is they eventually found him. Prior to his current roles as CEO...

SYDNEY, AU – SomnoMed Limited will close all Renew Sleep Solutions (RSS) operations by the end of 2018. The announcement from SomnoMed Chairman Dr. Peter Neustadt came earlier this week during the company’s annual general meeting. Neustadt also reported that CEO Derek Smith has...

SomnoMed Opts to Close All Renew Sleep Solutions (RSS) Locations; CEO Steps Down

SYDNEY, AU – SomnoMed Limited will close all Renew Sleep Solutions (RSS) operations by the end of 2018. The announcement from SomnoMed Chairman Dr. Peter Neustadt came earlier this week during the company’s annual general meeting. Neustadt also reported that CEO Derek Smith has...

CARROLLTON, TX – Is it better to rent or buy a CPAP? Sometimes it depends on the type of insurance. A lengthy article from ProPublica and NPR investigated the rent/buy question, in addition to the notion that CPAP manufacturers were somehow “spying” on patients through tracking...

Spying, Buying, and Discomfort: CPAP Trifecta Points Toward Oral Appliances

CARROLLTON, TX – Is it better to rent or buy a CPAP? Sometimes it depends on the type of insurance. A lengthy article from ProPublica and NPR investigated the rent/buy question, in addition to the notion that CPAP manufacturers were somehow “spying” on patients through tracking...

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...