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Treatment is not always over after diagnosis and fabrication. Instead, patients frequently find their way back to the office complaining about jaw pain. Fortunately, there are relatively simple solutions. Dan Tache, DMD, has pondered these solutions for the better part of a decade after...

When Patients Come Back – Educational Seminar Addresses Simple Steps to Address Pain

Treatment is not always over after diagnosis and fabrication. Instead, patients frequently find their way back to the office complaining about jaw pain. Fortunately, there are relatively simple solutions. Dan Tache, DMD, has pondered these solutions for the better part of a decade after...

Invitation from Dr. Kent Smith, DDS The annual “Sleep and Wellness” conference organized by the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) is being held April 13-14 in Las Vegas, NV. Expected attendance will be approximately 600. Conference Website http://sleep-conference.com The ASBA’s annual meeting focuses...

Dr. Kent Smith, ASBA President, Invitation to Sleep and Wellness 2018

Invitation from Dr. Kent Smith, DDS The annual “Sleep and Wellness” conference organized by the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) is being held April 13-14 in Las Vegas, NV. Expected attendance will be approximately 600. Conference Website http://sleep-conference.com The ASBA’s annual meeting focuses...

Most experts agree on an average of twenty minutes for the perfect nap. But Dr. Kent Smith, D-ABDSM, ASBA, president of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and the founder of Sleep Dallas, says that it “depends on the reason for the nap, but fifteen...

Dr. Kent Smith Weighs in on Health Benefits of Napping

Most experts agree on an average of twenty minutes for the perfect nap. But Dr. Kent Smith, D-ABDSM, ASBA, president of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and the founder of Sleep Dallas, says that it “depends on the reason for the nap, but fifteen...

 Dental Sleep Coordinator Specialist “Certification” Course Due to high demand and overwhelming positive feedback from the first ASBA/SGS Boot Camp held in Phoenix, AZ in December 2017, the ASBA will be including a special Dental Sleep Coordinator Specialist “Certification” Course at Sleep and Wellness 2018....

Register for the Dental Sleep Coordinator Boot Camp Added to ASBA Sleep and Wellness Conference 2018 in Las Vegas

 Dental Sleep Coordinator Specialist “Certification” Course Due to high demand and overwhelming positive feedback from the first ASBA/SGS Boot Camp held in Phoenix, AZ in December 2017, the ASBA will be including a special Dental Sleep Coordinator Specialist “Certification” Course at Sleep and Wellness 2018....

Infants born preterm have significantly lower nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal volumes, compared with newborn peers carried to full term, and those lower airway volumes are independent of the infants’ gender, ethnicity or weight, according to a study published online Dec. 16, 2017 in Clinical Imaging.  ...

Preterm infants have narrowed upper airways, which may explain higher obstructive sleep apnea risk

Infants born preterm have significantly lower nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal volumes, compared with newborn peers carried to full term, and those lower airway volumes are independent of the infants’ gender, ethnicity or weight, according to a study published online Dec. 16, 2017 in Clinical Imaging.  ...

Proper Sleep is More Than a Curfew Football players are used to strict curfew guidelines, largely designed to ensure the proper amount of sleep. And yet, lying in bed with eyes closed does not necessarily lead to clinically proper sleep. In some situations, it...

Success Found in the NFLPA’s Sleep Program

Proper Sleep is More Than a Curfew Football players are used to strict curfew guidelines, largely designed to ensure the proper amount of sleep. And yet, lying in bed with eyes closed does not necessarily lead to clinically proper sleep. In some situations, it...

Fortunately, advancing technology has allowed for more effective treatment options. The CPAP, Continuous positive airway pressure, is a form of positive airway pressure ventilator, which applies mild air pressure on a continuous basis to keep the airways continuously open. It is the most publicly well-known...

Huffington Post Blog: Silent but Deadly Sleep Conditions Have Better Treatment Options

Fortunately, advancing technology has allowed for more effective treatment options. The CPAP, Continuous positive airway pressure, is a form of positive airway pressure ventilator, which applies mild air pressure on a continuous basis to keep the airways continuously open. It is the most publicly well-known...

On December 8, 2017 David Gergen, CEO of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA), was invited to a meeting organized by the NFLPA L.A. Chapter and its President, Frank Rice. The meeting was held at Hollywood Park...

ASBA Diplomates Presented on Sleep Apnea at L.A., CA NFLPA Chapter Meeting

On December 8, 2017 David Gergen, CEO of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA), was invited to a meeting organized by the NFLPA L.A. Chapter and its President, Frank Rice. The meeting was held at Hollywood Park...

November 20, 2017 saw Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) host another of their sleep apnea awareness events. This time it was at the office of Dr. Steve Wilk, DDS. Dr. Wilk had previously attended a Living Heart Foundation screening at Centura Hospital that had...

ASBA Diplomate Dr. Steve Wilk Welcomes Former NFL Players to a Special Event at His Office in Denver, CO

November 20, 2017 saw Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) host another of their sleep apnea awareness events. This time it was at the office of Dr. Steve Wilk, DDS. Dr. Wilk had previously attended a Living Heart Foundation screening at Centura Hospital that had...

Considerable money, expertise, and even star power has been poured into a new venture in the Texas cities of Tyler/Dallas/Houston/Austin and many more to come, all in an effort to fight sleep apnea and bring oral appliances to the forefront of treatment. Thanks to...

Project Rose Carries the Ball Forward in the Fight Against Sleep Apnea

Considerable money, expertise, and even star power has been poured into a new venture in the Texas cities of Tyler/Dallas/Houston/Austin and many more to come, all in an effort to fight sleep apnea and bring oral appliances to the forefront of treatment. Thanks to...