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March 17, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOverall HealthSleep apneaSleep disorders

Sleep Apnea: a NOT-so-Silent Killer

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH President of rdhu

What dental hygienists need to know to help save lives Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder characterized by upper airway collapse during sleep. OSA is one of the most prevalent sleep disorders and is potentially fatal, affecting approximately 4-9%

Postoperative Complications
June 8, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgerySleep apnea

COVID-19 Increases Value of Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

by John Viviano, DDS, D, ABDSM

Viewpoint: Everyone knows that breathing is mandatory to sustain life, yet we rarely think about it, and often take it for granted! However, the current Flu Pandemic has certainly made us all too aware of its importance.Advertisement Obstructive Sleep Apnea

May 29, 2020 News

Team Integration for Dental Sleep Apnea

by dentalcorp

Dr. Vishal Sharma and Dr. Michael Parchewsky discussed the importance of screening for sleep apnea. They further explore how to use your team to integrate screening, diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea into your practice. Learning Objectives: • Understanding the

May 20, 2020 News

Snoozeal®: Novel Approach to Treatment of Snoring and Mild OSA

by Signifier Medical Technologies

Webinar presented by: Sleep Disordered Dentistry and Signifier Medical Technologies MAY 21st 2020, 13:00 EDT Please join us again on Thursday, May 21st at 13:00 EDT with Canadian Sleep Dentist Dr John Viviano DDS D, ABDSM and Prof. Dr. Anshul

January 14, 2020 News News

Fatty Tongues Could be Main Driver of Sleep Apnea

by BBC

A sleep disorder that can leave people gasping for breath at night could be linked to the amount of fat on their tongues, a study suggests. When sleep apnea patients lost weight, it was the reduction in tongue fat that

June 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Management of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery

by Mohamed-Nur Abdallah, BDS, MSc, PhD; Jordan Prince, BSc, DDS; Yasser Alali, DDS; Marco F. Caminiti, DDS, MEd, FRCD(C) (OMFS)

Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder that causes patients to temporarily stop or decrease their breathing repeatedly during sleep. OSA has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates as well as decreased quality-of-life. Certain patients with

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Computer Controlled Mandibular Positioner in Conjunction with a Level III Sleep Study

by Dr. Michael Parchewsky, BSc (Hons), DMD, FAGD; Ross McKercher, BSc

A Systematic Approach to Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A workflow using SICAT and Zephyr Sleep Technologies: SICAT Air and the MATRx plus in Tandem Introduction: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent chronic disease seen by both doctors

November 6, 2018 News News

Mandibular Movement Monitoring May Help Improve Oral Sleep Apnea Devices

by Elsevier, Science Daily

While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) continues to be the gold standard for treatment of sleep apnea, the cumbersome machines are often not well tolerated by patients. Because of this, less obtrusive oral appliances that thrust the jaw forward during

September 5, 2018 News News

Zephyr Announces MATRx plus™ Now Available for Sale in U.S.

by Zephyr Sleep Technologies Inc.

Zephyr Sleep Technologies Inc. (Zephyr), an innovation leader in bringing new products and technology to the field of dental sleep medicine, is announcing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a De Novo request for the MATRx plus™

April 1, 2017 Product Spotlight

Completely Digital Workflow for Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

by Dentsply Sirona

SICAT Air is the first 3D solution that enables analysis of the upper airways in 3D volume and illustrates the workflow of a splint-based treatment completely digitally. With this software, dental practitioners can quickly and easily order mandibular advancement splints

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthSleep apnea

The Next Step in Sleep Dentistry: Is There Anything We Can Do for the Ones Who Don’t Have Apnea?

by Stasha Gominak, MD

Dentists have become involved in the treatment of sleep apnea for several reasons. An oral appliance is usually less uncomfortable than sleeping with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask, so dentists offer a welcome alternative for CPAP intolerant patients.

November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygienePaediatric DentistrySleep apnea

Managing Sleep Apnea for the Pediatric Patient

by Susan Woodley, RDH and Lee Somerville, RDH, MS

Have you ever experienced listening to a grandparent, a parent or a spouse snoring so loud you couldn’t sleep? No matter how hard you tried to ignore it, that’s all you could focus on. Then suddenly, sweet silence! You breathe

November 18, 2016 News NewsOral HealthResearch

Sleep Apnea Directly Effects Blood Pressure Regulation, Research Finds

by The University of British Columbia

A single bout of sleep apnea impacts the human body’s ability to regulate blood pressure. In a recent study measuring the impact of simulated sleep apnea on humans, researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus found that just six hours of the

July 1, 2011 News Sleep apnea

Simple Analysis of Breathing Sounds While Awake Can Detect Obstructive Sleep Apnea

by ken

Science Daily – June 2011 The analysis of breathing sounds while awake may be a fast, simple and accurate screening tool for obstructive sleep apnea, suggests a research abstract being presented in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011,the 25th Anniversary Meeting

June 15, 2011 News Keeping you guessing

With Mandibular Advancement Splint Patients Better Tolerate Positive Airway Pressure

by ken

From Medical News Today – June 14, 2011 According to new research that was presented Saturday, June 11, at the 20th Anniversary  Image via Wikipedia Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) in

June 8, 2010 News General News

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by ken

According to new research presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the majority of U.S. dental schools have not adequately prepared their graduates to screen for sleep disorders, which affect more than 70