Great Video from the Beginning of Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr L. Wayne Halstrom
Dr L. Wayne Halstrom

Dr L. Wayne Halstrom a SleepScholar contributor and pioneer of the Dental Sleep Medicine field recently posted his media reel on the Silencer Blog. I asked him for permission to post this material because some of the attendees at Dr John Tuckers Sleep Complete Presentation last weekend asked for access to the material.
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Randy Clare

Randy Clare

Randy Clare brings to Sleep Scholar more than 25 years of extensive knowledge and experience in the sleep field. He has held numerous management positions throughout his career and has demonstrated a unique view of the alternate care diagnostic and therapy model. Mr. Clare's extensive sleep industry experience assists Sleep Scholar in providing current, relevant, data-proven information on sleep diagnostics and sleep therapies that are effective for the treatment of sleep disorders.

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Sleep Bruxism: Occlusal Splint or OSA Appliance, That’s the Question

I attended the Henry Schein Sleep Complete meeting in Dallas this weekend, and presented Nox T3 sleep diagnostic device for the group. This is a dental meeting taught by Dr John Tucker DMD an excellent presenter and SleepScholar contributor. I have been in the dental sleep medicine arena for over twenty years and continue to be impressed with how much passion attendees show at these meetings. I tested 12 Drs with the Nox T3 overnight and we had many spirited discussions about the results.
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Randy Clare

Randy Clare

Randy Clare brings to Sleep Scholar more than 25 years of extensive knowledge and experience in the sleep field. He has held numerous management positions throughout his career and has demonstrated a unique view of the alternate care diagnostic and therapy model. Mr. Clare's extensive sleep industry experience assists Sleep Scholar in providing current, relevant, data-proven information on sleep diagnostics and sleep therapies that are effective for the treatment of sleep disorders.

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Narval CC and Resmed – A Story of Innovation

At the recent American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

 Ludovic  Baratier
Ludovic Baratier

Conference I had the pleasure of presenting at the ResMed evening symposium to a group of passionate Dentists wanting to hear more about the Narval CC 3D printed appliance. However, the hi-light of this event for me was meeting and conversing with the  inventor of the Narval CC, Ludovic Baratier. Ludovic graciously agreed to a phone interview so that I could document the Narval CC from inception to date. So, here is the official story of the Narval CC.
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John Viviano B.Sc. DDS Diplomate ABDSM

John Viviano B.Sc. DDS Diplomate ABDSM

John Viviano B.Sc. DDS Diplomate ABDSM; from Mississauga ON Canada,obtained his credentials from U of T in 1983, he provides conservative therapy for snoring and sleep apnea in his clinic, Limited to the Management of Breathing Related Sleep Disorders. A member of various sleep organizations, he is a Credentialed Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and has lectured internationally regarding management of Sleep-Disordered Breathing and the use of Acoustic Reflection. Dr Viviano has also conducted original research, authored articles and established protocols on the use of Acoustic Reflection for assessing the Upper Airway and its Normalization. For more info or to contact Dr Viviano click: Sleep Disorders Dentistry

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The 4 D’s – Drunk, Drugged, Distracted and Drowsy Driving

The 4 D’s – Drunk, Drugged, Distracted and Drowsy Driving. Well getting 2 out of 4 isn’t bad. Dr. Mark Rosekind a renowned sleep and fatigue expert and the recently appointed Administrator of the National Highway Safety Administration in an interview with Sleep Review [1] outlined the 4 D’s of impaired driving. Drunk, Drugged, Distracted and Drowsy.
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Bob Stanton

Bob Stanton

just a truck driver with sleep apnea. Co-coordinator of the Truckers for a Cause a patient support group for truck drivers under treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Active in lobbying and educational efforts as they apply to FMCSA medical certification guidelines and truck driver health and wellness.

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EU’s approach to CPAP compliance. “Use it or Lose it” (your driver’s 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. [1] Drivers currently under treatment for sleep apnea will require a medical review at least every three years for auto drivers (group 1) and every year for commercial drivers (group 2). What this new EU legislation will mean in practical effect is an OSA patient not demonstrating CPAP compliance  could lose their driver’s license.
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Bob Stanton

Bob Stanton

just a truck driver with sleep apnea. Co-coordinator of the Truckers for a Cause a patient support group for truck drivers under treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Active in lobbying and educational efforts as they apply to FMCSA medical certification guidelines and truck driver health and wellness.

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Wouldn’t it be Nice to Effectively Treat 100% of our OSA Patients?

Since I was first introduced to Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) to manage obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) I have continuously heard the Mantra, “CPAP is Gold Standard Therapy for OSA”. At this years American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Conference a number of the Guru’s that have guided this field to where it is today discussed the subject “Mean Disease Alleviation” (MDA), demonstrating that when both “adherence” and “Effectiveness” are considered mathematically, OAT actually comes out slightly ahead; imagine that!
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John Viviano B.Sc. DDS Diplomate ABDSM

John Viviano B.Sc. DDS Diplomate ABDSM

John Viviano B.Sc. DDS Diplomate ABDSM; from Mississauga ON Canada,obtained his credentials from U of T in 1983, he provides conservative therapy for snoring and sleep apnea in his clinic, Limited to the Management of Breathing Related Sleep Disorders. A member of various sleep organizations, he is a Credentialed Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and has lectured internationally regarding management of Sleep-Disordered Breathing and the use of Acoustic Reflection. Dr Viviano has also conducted original research, authored articles and established protocols on the use of Acoustic Reflection for assessing the Upper Airway and its Normalization. For more info or to contact Dr Viviano click: Sleep Disorders Dentistry

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Tired Tired Tired Tired

Tired.  Sleepy.  Fatigued.   When your friend asks, “How are you today?” do you ever respond with any of these words?   “A little tired.”   “Worn out, man; I didn’t sleep well last night…..”    We all frequently use these adjectives as if they mean the same thing; they don’t.  There are subtle differences, and though you certainly don’t need to spend the next couple of hours researching the topic, knowing something about each will definitely help you help yourself.
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Richard Drake DDS

Richard Drake DDS

Dr. Richard B. Drake, D.D.S. received his D.D.S. degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSCSA), Dental School in 1989. He maintained a private practice in general dentistry from 1989 to 2001. Years ago, after a fishing trip to the Amazon where he spent several nights in a tent with a champion snorer, his work has been devoted to the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea ever since. His passion in this field continues to grow, now having treated thousands of patients with dental devices for snoring and sleep apnea. He tries hard to strike a balance between keeping his hands in someone's mouth and teaching and research. He is on faculty at the UTHSCSA Dental School. He is the co-founder of Dental Sleep Solutions and has developed a system to help dentists implement dental sleep medicine into their practices.

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Adherence Monitoring for 3D Printed OSA Appliances

Return of the Jedi
Return of the Jedi

 

Last week Panthera Dental announced that their D-SAD Sleep Apnea appliance is now compatible with the DentiTrac Compliance monitor by Braebon; facilitating documentation of patient adherence to treatment.

Panthera D-Sad w DentiTrac
Panthera D-Sad w DentiTrac
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John Viviano B.Sc. DDS Diplomate ABDSM

John Viviano B.Sc. DDS Diplomate ABDSM

John Viviano B.Sc. DDS Diplomate ABDSM; from Mississauga ON Canada,obtained his credentials from U of T in 1983, he provides conservative therapy for snoring and sleep apnea in his clinic, Limited to the Management of Breathing Related Sleep Disorders. A member of various sleep organizations, he is a Credentialed Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and has lectured internationally regarding management of Sleep-Disordered Breathing and the use of Acoustic Reflection. Dr Viviano has also conducted original research, authored articles and established protocols on the use of Acoustic Reflection for assessing the Upper Airway and its Normalization. For more info or to contact Dr Viviano click: Sleep Disorders Dentistry

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“Snore” Katy Perry “Roar” Sleep Apnea Parody – ZDoggMD

I was sent this fun take on sleep apnea this week, I want to share it with you as a way to kick off Sleep 2015. Have a great week in Seattle.

I would love to meet you. Please drop by the CareFusion booth (#111) and say hi.

Don’t miss ZdoggMD at his website http://www.zdoggmd.com his take on healthcare will make you laugh and leave you thinking.

Enjoy!

Randy Clare

Randy Clare

Randy Clare brings to Sleep Scholar more than 25 years of extensive knowledge and experience in the sleep field. He has held numerous management positions throughout his career and has demonstrated a unique view of the alternate care diagnostic and therapy model. Mr. Clare's extensive sleep industry experience assists Sleep Scholar in providing current, relevant, data-proven information on sleep diagnostics and sleep therapies that are effective for the treatment of sleep disorders.

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The Short and Long (about) Napping

Humans in their adult years compared to most other species don’t usually nap. Napping is part of the sleep cycle of infants and children, and is quite common in the elderly population. There is a natural and biological propensity to nap during the day. This is due to a dip in the circadian rhythm of the body – the 24 hour sleep wake cycle that is determined both by the daylight cycle, and by the body’s internal 24 hour cycle. The 2 sleepiest points in the body’s 24 hour cycle are between 2 am and 4 am (the worst time to have to wake up), and between 1 pm and 3 pm. This afternoon dip in the cycle is due to the fact that the waking effect of daylight hasn’t quite kicked in fully, and the sleep pressure (the urge to sleep that accumulates from being awake) is starting to accumulate and make us sleepy. Add to that the effect of lunch, and this explains why a nap around 2pm might really be desirable. Of course some cultures have been napping in the afternoon for these and other reasons forever. In many Mediterranean countries and especially in Spain, land of the siesta, the scorching summer afternoon sun is another good reason to take a nap, … a long nap.
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Jordan Stern MD

Jordan Stern MD

Dr. Jordan C. Stern is Founder and Director of the BlueSleep Snoring and Sleep Apnea Center in New York City’s Financial District. He is a best selling author and sleep expert board certified in Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine. He has participated in the development and clinical trials of new home sleep testing devices, and has published and lectured widely on the subject of sleep apnea and head and neck cancer with over 100 publications and presentations to his name. At BlueSleep, Dr. Stern takes a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and snoring. The center is unique, offering home sleep testing and personalized treatments including: in office tongue-base radiofrequency treatments, custom-made oral appliance therapy; as well as tongue strengthening exercises, weight loss, relaxation music, insomnia treatments, silent acid reflux treatment, and CPAP for severe cases. The on-site sleep experts include medical, surgical, and dental sleep specialists, speech therapists, audiologists and CPAP specialists. Dr. Stern is co-author of Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook and Cure, a New York Times best seller available at Amazon.com. Correcting reflux can lead to reducing sleep apnea, and is often part of the recommendations to achieve sleep health. He has also produced a three volume set of relaxation sleep music: “Music for Dreams” created and performed by world renowned pianist Magdalena Baczewska, available at BlueSleepMusic.com and itunes.com.

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