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EMG testing as part of Bruxism diagnosis and treatment

A few weeks ago I was asked a very simple question ” Why does dentistry focus so much on tooth wear instead of seeking to identify and treat Bruxism as a disease?”. This question lead to a very spirited discussion. I had just completed...

EMG testing as part of Bruxism diagnosis and treatment

A few weeks ago I was asked a very simple question ” Why does dentistry focus so much on tooth wear instead of seeking to identify and treat Bruxism as a disease?”. This question lead to a very spirited discussion. I had just completed...

Dr L. Wayne Halstrom from Vancouver Canada is a pioneer of dental sleep medicine. Dr Halstrom holds several patents for appliances, bite registration techniques and treatment methodology. His vast experience in the field set the stage for many of today’s standards of practice. Recently...

A Time Capsule from the Early Days of Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr L. Wayne Halstrom from Vancouver Canada is a pioneer of dental sleep medicine. Dr Halstrom holds several patents for appliances, bite registration techniques and treatment methodology. His vast experience in the field set the stage for many of today’s standards of practice. Recently...

Dr Jordan Stern in his recent article examines the impact of Acid Reflux on the ability of patients with OSA achieving and maintaining sleep. This is a very serious condition and presents in different ways for different patients. Stomach acid can eat away at...

Acid Reflux Disease and its Connection to OSA

Dr Jordan Stern in his recent article examines the impact of Acid Reflux on the ability of patients with OSA achieving and maintaining sleep. This is a very serious condition and presents in different ways for different patients. Stomach acid can eat away at...

Education Key to Navigating Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr Erin Elliot co President of the American Sleep And Breathing Academy recently published an article that captured the essence of what the academy is trying to achieve. That is an ongoing and continuous educational experience for medical and dental teams trying to work...

Education Key to Navigating Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr Erin Elliot co President of the American Sleep And Breathing Academy recently published an article that captured the essence of what the academy is trying to achieve. That is an ongoing and continuous educational experience for medical and dental teams trying to work...

EU’s Approach to CPAP Compliance. “Use it or Lose it” (Your Drivers License)

Effective January of 2016 all drivers within the European Union when moderate or severe sleep apnea is suspected, will be referred for further medical advice before a driving license is issued or renewed.  Drivers currently under treatment for sleep apnea will require a medical review...

EU’s Approach to CPAP Compliance. “Use it or Lose it” (Your Drivers License)

Effective January of 2016 all drivers within the European Union when moderate or severe sleep apnea is suspected, will be referred for further medical advice before a driving license is issued or renewed.  Drivers currently under treatment for sleep apnea will require a medical review...

  Increased sleep duration is associated with increased risk for incident type 2 diabetes, according to a new study titled “Change in Sleep Duration and Type 2 Diabetes: The Whitehall II Study” recently published in the Journal Diabetes Care. Click Here for Abstract Jane E....

Increased Sleep Duration Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Risk

  Increased sleep duration is associated with increased risk for incident type 2 diabetes, according to a new study titled “Change in Sleep Duration and Type 2 Diabetes: The Whitehall II Study” recently published in the Journal Diabetes Care. Click Here for Abstract Jane E....

The prestigious American Thoracic Society released a new policy statement with recommendations for clinicians and the general public on achieving good quality sleep. This statement is aimed with an an eye towards improving public health and wellness, since sleep is often associated among healthcare...

American Thoracic Society Policy Recommendation Gives More Attention to Sleep

The prestigious American Thoracic Society released a new policy statement with recommendations for clinicians and the general public on achieving good quality sleep. This statement is aimed with an an eye towards improving public health and wellness, since sleep is often associated among healthcare...

Achieving and Maintaining Sleep Lab Accreditation

Achieving and Maintaining Sleep Lab Accreditation Presented by: Tim Safley  MBA, RRT, RCP Presented: July 16, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MST Topics Include: Why choose accreditation? National & Local Coverage Determination Overview of accreditation standards Home Sleep Testing   Tim Safley MBA,...

Achieving and Maintaining Sleep Lab Accreditation

Achieving and Maintaining Sleep Lab Accreditation Presented by: Tim Safley  MBA, RRT, RCP Presented: July 16, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MST Topics Include: Why choose accreditation? National & Local Coverage Determination Overview of accreditation standards Home Sleep Testing   Tim Safley MBA,...

Chill Pill: Is There A Link Between Sleep Disorders and Opioid Use

 Sleep Apnea Presentations from Former All-Pro Wide Receiver Roy Green and Top Sleep Expert Dr. Todd Swick, M.D., Senior Physician of Neurology and Sleep Medicine Consultants of Houston Wowed Sleep and Wellness 2014 Conference Attendees   Ogden, UT-May 21, 2014- Sleep talking while walking...

Chill Pill: Is There A Link Between Sleep Disorders and Opioid Use

 Sleep Apnea Presentations from Former All-Pro Wide Receiver Roy Green and Top Sleep Expert Dr. Todd Swick, M.D., Senior Physician of Neurology and Sleep Medicine Consultants of Houston Wowed Sleep and Wellness 2014 Conference Attendees   Ogden, UT-May 21, 2014- Sleep talking while walking...