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November 11th 2015, from the ASBA PEORIA, Arizona, November 11th 2015 – One of the fastest growing areas in dentistry, dental sleep medicine is also a source of annoyance and deflated expectations for a lot of Dentists who have invested in courses and equipment...

American Sleep and Breathing Academy “Study Club” redefines successful dental sleep medicine weekend courses!

November 11th 2015, from the ASBA PEORIA, Arizona, November 11th 2015 – One of the fastest growing areas in dentistry, dental sleep medicine is also a source of annoyance and deflated expectations for a lot of Dentists who have invested in courses and equipment...

This is the case of a 73-year old male who was diagnosed by the local heart institute with atrial fibrillation. The patient was under outpatient care of both a cardiologist and family doctor.Bed partner interview did not report a history of snoring nor any...

POSITIONAL APNEA IN A 73-YEAR OLD MALE WITH ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

This is the case of a 73-year old male who was diagnosed by the local heart institute with atrial fibrillation. The patient was under outpatient care of both a cardiologist and family doctor.Bed partner interview did not report a history of snoring nor any...

By Mark  Collins, DDS  and James Collins Abstract Titration is often the most difficult component of dental sleep medicine and the methods used to verify titration vary between practitioners. However, the end results of titration should maximize the relief of subjective symptoms while striving...

Case Presentation: Catching central sleep apnea during titrations of an oral sleep appliance

By Mark  Collins, DDS  and James Collins Abstract Titration is often the most difficult component of dental sleep medicine and the methods used to verify titration vary between practitioners. However, the end results of titration should maximize the relief of subjective symptoms while striving...

We’re dentists; We went to dental school. We were told that we would become “physicians of the oral cavity,” and then we. spent four years learning to become tooth and gum doctors. We graduated and unlike our friends in medical school, who were appropriately...

Multidisciplinary Is Not a Dirty Word

We’re dentists; We went to dental school. We were told that we would become “physicians of the oral cavity,” and then we. spent four years learning to become tooth and gum doctors. We graduated and unlike our friends in medical school, who were appropriately...

As the clinical director of a facility Accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, I attended a course provided by a local university for primary care physicians, entitled: Current Management of Sleep Disorders: A Comprehensive Update There was not much on the...

Continuing Education from the Back of the Room

As the clinical director of a facility Accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, I attended a course provided by a local university for primary care physicians, entitled: Current Management of Sleep Disorders: A Comprehensive Update There was not much on the...

Dentistry experienced a meaningful paradigm shift regarding patient management, circa the mid 1970’s. This shift took approximately a decade, and by the mid 1980’s, it was mostly complete. I am talking about the introduction of “Soft Tissue Management” (STM) programs, which transformed dental practices...

Sleep Disorders Dentistry: A New Age for Dentistry

Dentistry experienced a meaningful paradigm shift regarding patient management, circa the mid 1970’s. This shift took approximately a decade, and by the mid 1980’s, it was mostly complete. I am talking about the introduction of “Soft Tissue Management” (STM) programs, which transformed dental practices...

(Steve Carstensen, Tim Mickiewicz, Barry Glassman, Gina Pepitone-Mattiello, Les Priemer, Mark Collins, Shouresh Charkhandeh, Erin Elliott, Kent Smith, Ken Luco,  John Viviano, Steve Lamberg, David Nueber, Tony Soileau)   The newly formed LinkedIn Discussion Group, “SleepDisordersDentistry” has just completed an open discussion on “Dealing...

Consensus on Dealing with Oral Appliance Side Effects

(Steve Carstensen, Tim Mickiewicz, Barry Glassman, Gina Pepitone-Mattiello, Les Priemer, Mark Collins, Shouresh Charkhandeh, Erin Elliott, Kent Smith, Ken Luco,  John Viviano, Steve Lamberg, David Nueber, Tony Soileau)   The newly formed LinkedIn Discussion Group, “SleepDisordersDentistry” has just completed an open discussion on “Dealing...

At one time I had built my private practice Wheatland Dental in Dallas Texas into one of the largest dental practices in the United States with over 13 associate dentists. This was a huge practice which required that I not only train, inspire and mange...

Sleep Apnea Dentistry: A Long But Rewarding Journey

At one time I had built my private practice Wheatland Dental in Dallas Texas into one of the largest dental practices in the United States with over 13 associate dentists. This was a huge practice which required that I not only train, inspire and mange...

Dentists like you make thousands of choices during your career. From dental school days to how you shape your retirement plan, you get to decide how you want to do things.  While these days the new graduate may not have as many career paths...

Sleep Apnea Dentistry is a Great Choice

Dentists like you make thousands of choices during your career. From dental school days to how you shape your retirement plan, you get to decide how you want to do things.  While these days the new graduate may not have as many career paths...

Dental Office DIY Cleanup TIP

  In 2013 I visited with Dr John Viviano in Mississauga ON. I noticed an interesting device hanging on the wall that he used for easy cleanup of acrylic material from working with sleep apnea oral appliances. I was really impressed by the simplicity...

Dental Office DIY Cleanup TIP

  In 2013 I visited with Dr John Viviano in Mississauga ON. I noticed an interesting device hanging on the wall that he used for easy cleanup of acrylic material from working with sleep apnea oral appliances. I was really impressed by the simplicity...