These American war veterans are standing at the WWII Memorial in Normandy, France.

Sleep Apnea is not a joke but while we are teaching people how to have  a better Quality of Life we can have some fun.

SNORING- PINCHING HIS NOSE

There once was a seaman who snored
As loud as the ocean roared. 
One night while he slept
His wife tossed and wept,
Then threw the poor guy overboard.

Write a limerick. Five lines with an end rhyme pattern aabba.
They are  easy to compose- and fun.
Stay with the Dental Sleep Medicine theme.

MALLAMPATI EXAM

Are you concerned about Obstructive Sleep Apnea?  You should be because it is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed.
 

Here is a simple yet accurate diagnostic test you can use to see the opening of your airway.

Stand in front of a mirror and protrude your tongue. Aim a light toward the back of your mouth.
Is your airway open like the diagram on the left? You are safe.
SIZE DOES MATTER
If your airway is obstructed by the base of your tongue, or a droopy soft palate, or from side to side by the pillars or tonsils, then this should concern you.
WHAT IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (apnea=without breath) occurs while you are at sleep and not even aware of it. (Your bed partner may be well aware of your symptoms.)  During an apnea event you will not be able to inhale for 10 seconds and even up to a full minute until your body forces an autonomic response: your tongue will push forward in an attempt to open the airway, your teeth will gnash and grind.  When you are awake you may be able to see these signs in your mouth but you are unaware while asleep.
This dangerous cycle may repeat throughout your night and it may average 30 such episodes per hour. A severe case of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) could produce 240 episodes during an eight hour sleep. This is not uncommon.
Imagine how much life-supporting oxygen is being transported to your heart, your brain, and other organs. Well-known mental effects of OSA are chronic daytime fatigue, irritability, confusion, inability to concentrate, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
High blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks are also connected to OSA.
FOR DENTISTS:
If you want to learn about the treatment protocol, case planning, insurance coverage, and the rewards, I strongly recommend this 2 day, 16 CEU course for dentists and hygienists. Dates and cities here:        http://join.sleepgroupsolutions.com/seminars/
By registering with this promo code CK200 you will save $200 off the cost of the tuition and bring a hygienist tuition-free,  In this website you’ll see the cities and dates for this training course.
Add a valuable service to your resume’ free of charge.
You will receive the same benefits as your dentist including 16 CE units.
Help your doctor treat patients that have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

MALLAMPATI EXAM

Why You will want to do this:

-Free attendance at this important training seminar.
Learn how to screen and treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
-16 CEUs -FREE
-Have a key role in your practice as a sleep coordinator. 
-Increased value to your practice
-Potential of greater income for you
-A more relaxed patient service
-Admiration by your peers for your leadership.
-Respect from your patients for helping them with a needed medical service.
-The great feeling of knowing that you are truly saving lives.

 


This offer is valid only through August 31, 2019.

Eligible Dental Assistants may also qualify.

Email or IM me for a list of locations and dates of this tuition-free course.  Cskdoc@aol.com
 
Charles Kravitz, DDS
Professional Relations Director
Sleep Group Solutions

WHAT IS MISSING IN YOUR COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL EXAM?

A truly professional comprehensive dental exam examination (D0150 or D0180) should include much more than what the CDT codes delineate.
What is essential?
Beyond the obvious FMX, charting of existing and needed dental and periodontal conditions, and an oral cancer screening, there are many other evaluations which are directly related to our services and are within our authority and responsibility.
The Comprehensive Exam should also include measurement of vitals such as blood pressure, etc. and a sleep dysfunction screening with a sleep questionnaire and a careful discussion of any notable items (alerts) in the patient’s med and sleep history. These things don’t need to be spelled out in the CDT code. They come with our desire to do what we know is right.

MALLAMPATI EXAM

TMJ exam, facial muscle palpation, Mallampati classification  (correlates tongue size to pharyngeal size) and an oxygen saturation test will provide critical information.  Any dentist/hygienist/team will chose how extensive they wish their dental exams to be and what should be included.

Would we be “spending too much time” in a dental exam visit?

Not if we care about our patient’s total well being, our conscience, and our dental license.

And is this “nearly always accepted by patients with huge value and appreciation”? YES, it is when the dental team shows their patients how much passion, care and skill they have. I see it in many dental offices. The really successful ones.

5-20-12 HUMAN PYR

Do you want to do more?
Here’s your opportunity to increase your service to your community, to create your “niche”, and  to stand out in your community as a complete care-giver. Your rewards will be enormous!
It is reported that 34% of the population has sleep breathing symptoms. One of the next three patients that walk thru your doors is your candidate.

Are you able to help them?

Does your New Patient Exam include a screening for Sleep Apnea?1-21-13 LOGO DENTAL PROS SHARING

 

Interested? Then check this out: http://sleepgroupsolutions.com

or ask me:  cskdoc@aol.com

We are pleased to offer you an updated current Dental Sleep Medicine presentation at your next Study Club or Dental Society meeting.
Dentists are excited to learn how to help their patients who are afflicted with Sleep Apnea. Here’s how we can help them.
Our presentation “Successfully Treating Snoring and Sleep Apnea in the Dental Office” can be tailored to your organization’s schedule- from one hour up to a half or full day.
One third of the adult population have symptoms of a sleep breathing disorder and Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) can only be offered by dentists. OAT also has overwhelming benefits for those who cannot or won’t use the CPAP.
Our program includes screening procedure, how to motivate the Dental team to engage their patient on the subject, the morphology of the airway, co-morbidities to look out for, the effects to other systemic diseases, use of airway imaging equipment, treatment modalities and medical billing for dentists. If allowed enough time we can have a hands-on interactive testing of the attendees.
This is an AGD/PACE CE accredited course.
Sleep Group Solutions is the largest and most comprehensive company in Dental Sleep Medicine education and we have been acclaimed for our presentations by many dental associations across the country.  (Please see the list below.)
(You can private message me  at cskdoc@aol.com)
Here are some of the Dental Associations and Study Clubs we presented to:
Connecticut State Dental Association Annual Meeting (3 times)
World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI)
Georgia Regents University (Last Chance CE’s)
Arkansas State Dental Association (ASDA)
University of California Fresno State (UCFS)
Dental Practice Builders
Dental Assets, Dental Marketing, International
KOIS Study Club
Doctors’ Choice Companies, Jupiter, Florida (3 times)
Dr. Allison Lee, Carson Dental Group, California
First Choice Practice Sales, Newport Beach, California
Coachella Valley Dental Society
L A Dental Meeting
Fort Lee, NJ Study Club
South Orange Dental Study Group
North West Arkansas Study Club
Queen’s County Dental Society (3 times)
Redwood Empire Dental Association (2 times)
Comprehensive Care Study Session
Barry D. Hammond, DMD Georgia Regents University
Raleigh Wake County Dental Association
Bronx County Dental Association
Southern California Academy of General Dentistry
New Mexico Dental Association (2 times)
New Orleans Dental Association
Yosemite Dental Society
Hunterdon Dental Study Club
Virginia Dental Association
Greater Houston Dental Society
Issaqueena South Carolina Study Club
Maine Dental Association
2016 World’s Fair of Dentistry
National Dental Association
New Hampshire Dental Association
Fialkoff Dental Study Club (NY  State)
Broward County Dental Association (Florida) (2 times)
Philadelphia County Dental Association
Arizona Dental Association
Michigan State Dental Association
New Haven CT Dental Society
Houston Asian American Dental Society (HADS)
New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry (NJAGD)
So. Broward Dental Society (Florida)
Maryland Academy of General Dentistry
New Mexico Dental Society
Dental Divas Study Club (Philadelphia)

(You can private message me  at cskdoc@aol.com with your questions or for scheduling a speaker)

Getting tired of the nasty weather, yet?

Come down to sunny, warm Florida and escape the mean cold winter while learning a valuable service to help your patients.

Dr. John Carollo presents his Dental Sleep Medicine seminar in Jacksonville and offers you 16 CE credits.

DATE/TIME
April (04/05/2019 – 04/06/2019)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

LOCATION
DPC Technology
7845 Baymeadows Way Suite A
Jacksonville, FL, 32256

Phone: 904) 443-0095 (for hotel reservations only)

While your family is running around spending your money in Florida you will be learning a valuable new dental service. But let them spend because when you get back home you’ll quickly recover your total weekend costs as a Sleep Medicine Dentist.

Sleep Apnea victims are looking for a dental professional like you to treat their symptoms. One of every three patients that walk through your door has a sleep breathing dysfunction. Your patients need your help

See the course content and register here: https://join.sleepgroupsolutions.com/seminars/jacksonville-fl-3/#axzz5gnE9eOJY