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Many dentists start out on an arduous road with road blocks everywhere in dental sleep medicine. It doesn’t have to be like that. When you sign up for vendor sponsored courses they try to sell you products which are often old, obsolete and not...

Join Us In Dallas For The Most Turn-key Intro. To Sleep 101 Course In The Country Through The American Sleep And Breathing Academy

Many dentists start out on an arduous road with road blocks everywhere in dental sleep medicine. It doesn’t have to be like that. When you sign up for vendor sponsored courses they try to sell you products which are often old, obsolete and not...

There was a time when snoring was considered annoying for bed partners or “funny” to listen to. Unfortunately, the “normal” sound of snoring has been found to be a general indicator of a possible abnormal condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). To-date, the...

What Does Your Academy Do For You? ASBA Working With Congress, NFL/NBA Players, Transportation For Higher Reimbursements And Policy Changes To Make OAT Benchmark Therapy For OSA

There was a time when snoring was considered annoying for bed partners or “funny” to listen to. Unfortunately, the “normal” sound of snoring has been found to be a general indicator of a possible abnormal condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). To-date, the...

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Dr. Elliott J. Alpher, Diplomate to and representing the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, and Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology for the 114th Congress met today to ask her...

Dr. Elliott J. Alpher receives support from Congresswoman Anna Eshoo on screening and tracking compliance for OSA in highway and rail transportation personnel

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Dr. Elliott J. Alpher, Diplomate to and representing the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, and Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology for the 114th Congress met today to ask her...

Weekend courses teaching oral appliance therapy are conducted all over the country and with over 100 commercially available oral appliances it can be really difficult to navigate the appliance selection process. Considering the mechanical functioning of the appliance is essential when determining which one...

Heat-Cured Hard Acrylic VS Dual Laminate Appliances

Weekend courses teaching oral appliance therapy are conducted all over the country and with over 100 commercially available oral appliances it can be really difficult to navigate the appliance selection process. Considering the mechanical functioning of the appliance is essential when determining which one...

  The Transportation Department’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration issued an advanced notice of proposed rule-making in March to evaluate safety-sensitive employees for sleep apnea. On May 18, 2016, the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) requested an extension to...

Commenting Period Extended For Transportation Rule-making Due To ASBA Comments On Oral Appliance Therapy

  The Transportation Department’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration issued an advanced notice of proposed rule-making in March to evaluate safety-sensitive employees for sleep apnea. On May 18, 2016, the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) requested an extension to...

      More great news coming from The American Sleep and Breathing Academy! It is no secret that the ASBA has been working tirelessly for the advancement of dental sleep medicine and, in September, the culmination of all of that hard work will...

Special Committee In Washington To Look At Oral Appliance Therapy As Benchmark Therapy For OSA, Thanks To The ASBA And Our Team

      More great news coming from The American Sleep and Breathing Academy! It is no secret that the ASBA has been working tirelessly for the advancement of dental sleep medicine and, in September, the culmination of all of that hard work will...

Dear Colleagues, Following up on the FMCSA-2015-0419 presentation during the recent Sleep & Wellness conference on behalf of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, please note the following important instructions with regards to comment “”In the Matter of Medical Certification of Transportation Workers in Safety...

ASBA First Amendment Action Time FMCSA-2015-0419

Dear Colleagues, Following up on the FMCSA-2015-0419 presentation during the recent Sleep & Wellness conference on behalf of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, please note the following important instructions with regards to comment “”In the Matter of Medical Certification of Transportation Workers in Safety...

Today at 1:30PM-3:30PM PST the third and final public listening session will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, 404 S. Figueroa St. in Los Angeles. On March 10, 2016 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration announced a notice of...

Final Sleep Apnea Public Listening Session To Be Held Today at 1:30PM PST

Today at 1:30PM-3:30PM PST the third and final public listening session will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, 404 S. Figueroa St. in Los Angeles. On March 10, 2016 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration announced a notice of...

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)...