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The Georgia Law now says, “Depending on the diagnosis of the type and severity, one possible treatment option for obstructive apnea is the use of oral appliances.  The design, fitting, and use of oral appliances and the maintenance of oral health related to the...

ASBA Is The Only Academy Fighting For Dental Rights In The Sleep Apnea Arena-ASBA Receives Support From Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo

The Georgia Law now says, “Depending on the diagnosis of the type and severity, one possible treatment option for obstructive apnea is the use of oral appliances.  The design, fitting, and use of oral appliances and the maintenance of oral health related to the...

Sleep therapy continues to receive scrutiny by regulators and payors. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have been monitoring patient outcomes and clinical yield for patients. There has been no formal announcement as to their findings however CPAP reimbursement continues to be cut while Oral...

Medicare and Private Insurers Raise Rates For Sleep Apnea Dentistry

Sleep therapy continues to receive scrutiny by regulators and payors. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have been monitoring patient outcomes and clinical yield for patients. There has been no formal announcement as to their findings however CPAP reimbursement continues to be cut while Oral...

FMCSA and FRA announced three public listening sessions to be held on May 12, 17, and 25, 2016, to solicit information on the prevalence of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among individuals occupying safety sensitive positions in highway and rail transportation, and of its...

Trucking, Railroad Regulators Hearing at Sleep Apnea Listening Session May 12 Highlights

FMCSA and FRA announced three public listening sessions to be held on May 12, 17, and 25, 2016, to solicit information on the prevalence of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among individuals occupying safety sensitive positions in highway and rail transportation, and of its...

  Dr. Richard Klien DDS, Diplomat ASBA I was in Washington DC yesterday speaking about the deaths and accidents on American roads and railways related to drowsiness caused by OSA. I mentioned recently published articles related to this topic. The ASBA would like to...

Department Of Transportation Holds Meeting on OSA and Travel Safety

  Dr. Richard Klien DDS, Diplomat ASBA I was in Washington DC yesterday speaking about the deaths and accidents on American roads and railways related to drowsiness caused by OSA. I mentioned recently published articles related to this topic. The ASBA would like to...

“I was bawling like a baby”, Roy Green said as he spoke of the moment he was first notified that the Arizona Cardinals would be inducting him in to the Ring of Honor. That is a respectable reaction considering what Michael Bidwell, President of...

Reflection On Cardinals Legend Roy Green Entering Ring Of Honor

“I was bawling like a baby”, Roy Green said as he spoke of the moment he was first notified that the Arizona Cardinals would be inducting him in to the Ring of Honor. That is a respectable reaction considering what Michael Bidwell, President of...

Miami Dolphins coaching legend Don Shula was hospitalized overnight May 3, 2016 after suffering from fluid retention and sleep apnea, according to his wife in a statement released by the team. It was confirmed to NFL Media that the 86 year old was treated...

Miami Dolphins Coaching Legend Treated For Fluid Retention, Sleep Apnea

Miami Dolphins coaching legend Don Shula was hospitalized overnight May 3, 2016 after suffering from fluid retention and sleep apnea, according to his wife in a statement released by the team. It was confirmed to NFL Media that the 86 year old was treated...

Arizona Cardinals legend Roy Green is probably best known for his speed that got him the 4.2 time in the 40 yard sprint. In fact, his out of this world speed and world class skill landed him the nickname “Jetstream” and earned him the...

ASBA Congratulates Roy Green For Going Into Cardinals Ring Of Honor

Arizona Cardinals legend Roy Green is probably best known for his speed that got him the 4.2 time in the 40 yard sprint. In fact, his out of this world speed and world class skill landed him the nickname “Jetstream” and earned him the...

FMCSA Bulletin to Medical Examiners and Training Organizations Regarding Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The purpose of this bulletin is to remind healthcare professionals on FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (the National Registry) of the current physical qualifications standard and advisory criteria concerning the respiratory system, specifically how the requirements apply to drivers that may have...

FMCSA Bulletin to Medical Examiners and Training Organizations Regarding Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The purpose of this bulletin is to remind healthcare professionals on FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (the National Registry) of the current physical qualifications standard and advisory criteria concerning the respiratory system, specifically how the requirements apply to drivers that may have...

As an update, the DOT has announced three “public listening sessions” as shown below.  My strong recommendation is that you try to organize a presentation by someone at each of these- find several strong presenters who are willing to attend any of these sessions...

UPDATE From Congressman Marty Russo! We Are So Blessed To Have Him With The ASBA

As an update, the DOT has announced three “public listening sessions” as shown below.  My strong recommendation is that you try to organize a presentation by someone at each of these- find several strong presenters who are willing to attend any of these sessions...

ASBA members, you need to be heard! This is a great opportunity to weigh in and make a difference. This is an email I received from Congressman Marty Russo. If you want Oral Appliance Therapy to have its place with Planes, Trains, and Automobiles...

Call to Action from Congressman Marty Russo!

ASBA members, you need to be heard! This is a great opportunity to weigh in and make a difference. This is an email I received from Congressman Marty Russo. If you want Oral Appliance Therapy to have its place with Planes, Trains, and Automobiles...