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Researchers analyzed data on almost 5.9 million people in 88 previous studies examining the connection between smoking, second-hand smoke exposure and diabetes. They estimated that roughly 28 million type 2 diabetes cases worldwide – or about 11.7 percent of cases in men and 2.4...

Diabetes risk linked to Smoking

Researchers analyzed data on almost 5.9 million people in 88 previous studies examining the connection between smoking, second-hand smoke exposure and diabetes. They estimated that roughly 28 million type 2 diabetes cases worldwide – or about 11.7 percent of cases in men and 2.4...

I have been involved with the identification and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea for over 25 years. I have seen a multitude of different products and strategies to provide patient care. It is not enough to simply identify a patient with sleep apnea. In...

Form Follows Function in Quality Patient Care

I have been involved with the identification and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea for over 25 years. I have seen a multitude of different products and strategies to provide patient care. It is not enough to simply identify a patient with sleep apnea. In...

Change is traumatic. This is true regardless of whether the change is positive or negative. Getting married is traumatic; so is getting a divorce. Starting a new job is traumatic; so is getting fired. Anything that takes us out of our comfort zone is...

Patients seek better access to homecare in a changing market

Change is traumatic. This is true regardless of whether the change is positive or negative. Getting married is traumatic; so is getting a divorce. Starting a new job is traumatic; so is getting fired. Anything that takes us out of our comfort zone is...

  It is unusual for a week to go by where I do not read an article or position paper from some organization or association that purports to outline the “Scope of Practice” for some discipline or field of dentistry.  As I review these position...

Scope Of Practice: “The Most Misunderstood Concept In Dentistry”

  It is unusual for a week to go by where I do not read an article or position paper from some organization or association that purports to outline the “Scope of Practice” for some discipline or field of dentistry.  As I review these position...

I had barely walked in the door and introduced myself when Bob, a very bright engineer, started to talk. “I know you’re not supposed to be able to help me,” he blurted, “because everything I read says that oral appliances shouldn’t work for me,...

You’re The Only Chance I Have

I had barely walked in the door and introduced myself when Bob, a very bright engineer, started to talk. “I know you’re not supposed to be able to help me,” he blurted, “because everything I read says that oral appliances shouldn’t work for me,...

These patients have a medical problem, not a dental problem I will have to choose between treating the sleep problems first and their dental needs How to listen to the patient…and actually hear what they said! Treating patients for sleep apnea, snoring, and sleep...

Three things I wish I knew BEFORE I introduced sleep apnea therapy into my practice.

These patients have a medical problem, not a dental problem I will have to choose between treating the sleep problems first and their dental needs How to listen to the patient…and actually hear what they said! Treating patients for sleep apnea, snoring, and sleep...

(Steve Lamberg, Harry Ball, Steve Carstensen, Christopher Kelly, Mark Collins, Barry Glassman, Erin Elliott, Kent Smith, Shouresh Charkhandeh, Rob Burwell, Todd Morgan, Daniel Klauer, Dennis Marangos, Tim Mickiewicz, Gina Pepitone-Mattiello, Stephen Gershberg, Tony Soileau, Richard Reichman, Dan Tache, John Viviano) The LinkedIn Discussion Group,...

Consensus on Establishing an Oral Appliance Starting Position

(Steve Lamberg, Harry Ball, Steve Carstensen, Christopher Kelly, Mark Collins, Barry Glassman, Erin Elliott, Kent Smith, Shouresh Charkhandeh, Rob Burwell, Todd Morgan, Daniel Klauer, Dennis Marangos, Tim Mickiewicz, Gina Pepitone-Mattiello, Stephen Gershberg, Tony Soileau, Richard Reichman, Dan Tache, John Viviano) The LinkedIn Discussion Group,...

There has been much progress in the field of Sleep Medicine since the discovery of REM sleep in 1953, especially in the last 30 years. If we limit our discussion to Sleep Disordered Breathing, commonly referred to as Snoring and Sleep Apnea, there has...

What do Periodontal Disease and Snoring have in Common?

There has been much progress in the field of Sleep Medicine since the discovery of REM sleep in 1953, especially in the last 30 years. If we limit our discussion to Sleep Disordered Breathing, commonly referred to as Snoring and Sleep Apnea, there has...

As dental teams develop a deeper understanding of their role in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing in adult populations. It has become clear that there is a large population of sleep patients that are currently minimally served by...

Defining the role of Dentistry in pediatric sleep medicine

As dental teams develop a deeper understanding of their role in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing in adult populations. It has become clear that there is a large population of sleep patients that are currently minimally served by...

Home sleep testing requires coordination between the clinical team and the patient that goes far beyond the norm in a clinical diagnostic setting. The patient is required to set up the study and in many cases initiate that study, independent of clinical participation. The...

Why is RIP a critical part of any home sleep testing unit

Home sleep testing requires coordination between the clinical team and the patient that goes far beyond the norm in a clinical diagnostic setting. The patient is required to set up the study and in many cases initiate that study, independent of clinical participation. The...