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The American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) is an organization dedicated to enriching our members’ knowledge and skill in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing. Our goal is to provide current evidence based information to our members and enable them to provide optimal treatment...

Future Reimbursement In Dental Sleep Medicine To Be Based On Diplomacy And Patient Outcomes

The American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) is an organization dedicated to enriching our members’ knowledge and skill in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing. Our goal is to provide current evidence based information to our members and enable them to provide optimal treatment...

Background: Dental practitioners have a key role in the quality of life and prevention of occupational accidents of workers with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). Aim: The aim of this study was to review the impact of OSAS, the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)...

Oral Appliance Vs CPAP When Used Equal Amounts Of Time The End Results Are Identical

Background: Dental practitioners have a key role in the quality of life and prevention of occupational accidents of workers with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). Aim: The aim of this study was to review the impact of OSAS, the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)...

There are several types of sleep apnea that exist, but the most frequently diagnosed is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) which occurs when muscles relax in the throat causing an airway blockage. The blockage causes people to snore and/or wake up during the night multiple...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked To Cardiovascular Disease

There are several types of sleep apnea that exist, but the most frequently diagnosed is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) which occurs when muscles relax in the throat causing an airway blockage. The blockage causes people to snore and/or wake up during the night multiple...

“Dr. Rod Willey who is an American Sleep and Breathing Academy Diplomate/Board Member and founded Koala Centers for Sleep Disorders, has been my largest account since he started doing dental sleep medicine four years ago. In one amazing month he started 106 cases! Month...

ASBA Helping Promote Arrowhead Koala With NFL Legends

“Dr. Rod Willey who is an American Sleep and Breathing Academy Diplomate/Board Member and founded Koala Centers for Sleep Disorders, has been my largest account since he started doing dental sleep medicine four years ago. In one amazing month he started 106 cases! Month...

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...