BREATHE EASIER, LIVE LONGER IN DENVER ★★★★★


Dentists can get paid for an “Office Visit” like a Physician.
You can bill your services to your patient’s benefit company and to Medicare.
Sleep Apnea victims will not have to go untreated in YOUR office.

SUBJECT:           Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine
DATE:                   May 9th and 10th – Friday and Saturday
TIME:                     8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
LOCATION:          Denver, CO at The Embassy Suites Downtown/Convention Ctr.
PRESENTER:      Dr. Marty Lipsey

Dr. Marty Lipsey is one of the foremost authorities on electronic medical billing and successful insurance coding and processing for Sleep Apnea services. He trains dental practices from New York to Los Angeles in Dental Sleep Medicine and Medical Billing systems.

 

Sleep apnea is dangerous because if untreated, it leads to high blood pressure (among other diseases) and is associated with an increased chance of heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure. Studies have shown that sleep apnea can decrease life expectancy by several years.

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By the way, did you know how many motor vehicle accidents each year can be blamed on fatigue? The number is 100,000 and climbing, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Think of this way: can you imagine how much safer our roads would be if everyone would just get enough rest?

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Dr. Lipsey will guide you thru a protocol for learning Dental Sleep Medicine from A to ZZZZZZ.

1-29-13  SNORINGThis 2 day course is designed to provide you with the knowledge to confidently return to your practice and immediately begin implementing new screening and treatment protocols.

The course includes:

  • Patient Education,
  • Case Presentation and Treatment Acceptance,
  • Hands-on working with the popular Oral Appliances including TAP, Respire, EMA, Silent Night and others,
  • Sleep Apnea Medical Insurance Codes, Fees, and Billing Procedures,
  • And much more.

LIP 8 AAfter the Seminar Dr. Lipsey will continue to Mentor you, giving you the confidence to be a Sleep Medicine Doctor.

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Watch this video, read the full course outline, and register here:
http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/modules/piCal/index.php?action=View&event_id=0000003048

About Dr. Marty Lipsey :

Dr. Marty Lipsey

Dr. Marty Lipsey, received his DDS degree from UCLA and a Master of Science from Northwestern University Dental School. Dr. Lipsey is the founder of Dental Sleep Med Systems, offering dental teams assistance in implementing and/or improving their dental sleep medicine practices, including electronic medical billing and successful insurance coding and processing. Dr. Lipsey is a Sleep Group Solutions Executive Instructor, and teaches Dental Sleep Medicine from coast to coast.

IS SOMETHING IMPORTANT MISSING FROM YOUR N.P. EXAM?

Does your New Patient exam include a Sleep Apnea screening? 
-Patients are realizing how a blockage of oxygen to the brain, caused by nocturnal 
apnoeic events, can influence systemic damage. 
-Sleep Apnea is connected to strokes, cardiac arrest, diabetes and dementia.  
-The public asks their dentists for help- most dentists are unprepared. 
-Less than 4% of practicing dentists are trained and qualified to screen and treat 
the over 40 million victims of Sleep Apnea. 
-One of the next three patients that walk thru your doors is a Sleep Apnea victim. 
-Are you prepared to help them? 
1-29-13  SNORINGDentists are in the first line of discovery and defense of many systemic diseases. 
We are often the first ones to discover sleep apnea, diabetes and oral cancer. 
These serious conditions lare all too frequently under-diagnosed. 
New tools and techniques are now available for dental professionals to be able to 
do far more as comprehensive caregivers for their patients. An interdisciplinary 
approach, enabling conferencing and sharing of information between patients' 
full medical teams will provide the most reliable diagnosis and optimal treatment.
Dr. Jeff Horowitz has a unique perspective on Dental Sleep Medicine and 
will share ideas from his own successful dental practice

Learn Dental Sleep Medicine with 16 CE credits. 

Friday and Saturday, May 2nd and 3rd in Miami, Fla., at the Sclar Center.  
In beautiful South Miami, Florida, the Sclar Center is just 20 minutes from 
Miami International Airport by car or taxi. It is easily accessible by all major airlines.  
After enjoying the Dental Sleep Medicine seminar, you can also take advantage 
of Miami's excellent recreational activities and dining options.
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This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge to confidently return to your practice and immediately begin implementing new screening and treatment protocols.


In this 2 day seminar Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz presents a Dental Sleep protocol from A to Z, including Medical Insurance billing- Codes, Fees and Procedures.1-21-13 LOGO DENTAL PROS SHARING

Review the course outline and register here:

http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/modules/piCal/index.php?action=View&event_id=0000003047

Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz

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Dr Horowitz has dedicated himself to continuing education, earning fellowship award from the Academy of General Dentistry, Mentorship status at the prestigious Kois Center for Advanced Dental Studies, and fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Horowitz is also a member of the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Are you providing a Comprehensive Exam?

 

 

BRING YOUR VALENTINE TO CHARLOTTE FOR A SPECIAL WEEKEND

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Learn Dental Sleep Medicine in Charlotte, NC on the Valentine’s Weekend- Feb. 11th and 12th.
Bring your Valentine and enjoy the city after a most profitable seminar.
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Dr. George Jones will explain the WHY and the HOW of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea connections:

  • WHY is High Blood Pressure a symptom of SA?
  • WHY is Acid Reflux (GERD) a symptom of SA?
  • WHY is Diabetes a symptom of SA?

Dr. Jones will explain these relationships and their physiology.

Learn the risk factors and HOW they contribute to OSA:

  • Excess weight. Fat deposits around your upper airway may obstruct your breathing. However, not everyone who has sleep apnea is overweight. Thin people develop OSA, too.
  • Neck circumference. People with a thicker neck may have a narrower airway.
  • A narrowed airway. You may have inherited a naturally narrow throat. Or, your tonsils or adenoids may become enlarged, which can block your airway. An enlarged or inflamed uvula will block the airway.
  • Being male. Men are twice as likely to have sleep apnea. However, women increase their risk if they’re overweight, and their risk also appears to rise after menopause.
  • Age. Sleep apnea occurs significantly more often in adults over 60.
  • Family history. If you have family members with sleep apnea, you may be at increased risk.
  • Race. In people under 35 years old, blacks are more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Use of alcohol, sedatives or tranquilizers. These substances relax the muscles in your throat.
  • Smoking. Smokers are three times more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea than are people who’ve never smoked. Smoking may increase the amount of inflammation and fluid retention in the upper airway. This risk likely drops after you quit smoking.
  • Nasal congestion. If you have difficulty breathing through your nose — whether it’s from an anatomical problem or allergies — you’re more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea.
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Earn 16 CE credits and become The Sleep Dentist.
Brand yourself as a Doctor who understands and discovers sleep problems.

Read more about this inside Sleep Magazine: www.TheSleepMagazine.com 

1-21-13 LOGO DENTAL PROS SHARINGSee the Two day course outline and register here:
http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/modules/piCal/index.php?action=View&event_id=0000003035

Dr. Jones will continue to mentor you after the seminar to give you the confidence to be a Sleep Medicine Doctor.

Dr. George Jones is a native of Wheeling, WV and earned his BS in Chemistry from Wheeling Jesuit University. He received his Dental Degree from the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry, and relocated to coastal North Carolina in 2003. Over the years, Dr. Jones has served as a consultant and evaluator for several dental manufacturers and maintains a private practice in Sunset Beach, NC. .

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 range of authority and responsibility. 
The Comprehensive Exam should also include measurement of vitals such as blood pressure, etc., sleep dysfunction screening such as the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and a careful discussion of any notable items (alerts) in the patient’s med 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. If I were still practicing today I would certainly perform these and a nutritional analysis.

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  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, where 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.
It is reported that 34% of the population has SA symptoms.
One of the next three patients that walk thru your doors is a Sleep Apnea victim. Are you able to help them?
Does your New Patient Exam include a screening for Sleep Apnea?
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Interested? Then check this out: http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/

WHAT ARE YOU MISSING IN YOUR NEW PATIENT EXAM THAT CAN HURT YOU?

Dentists are in the first line of discovery and defense of many systemic diseases. 
We are often the first ones to discover diabetes, sleep apnea and oral cancer.

The three serious conditions listed above are all too frequently under-diagnosed. 
New tools and techniques are now available for dental professionals to be able 
to do far more as comprehensive caregivers for their patients.
An interdisciplinary approach, enabling conferencing and sharing of information 
between patients' full medical teams will provide the most reliable diagnosis 
and optimal treatment.

Oral Cancer Screening
-Oral cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer. 
-It can form in any part of the mouth or throat.
-Most oral cancers begin in the tongue and in the floor of the mouth. 
-Anyone can get oral cancer, but the risk is higher if you are male, over age 40, 
use tobacco or alcohol or have a history of head or neck cancer. 
-The methods in use for oral cancer screening have been cumbersome and costly. 
-Dentists now have an easy to use and economical system for oral cancer 
screening and are calling this a "game changer".
   - "Oral ID" has an impressive record of evidence-based testing, is sought after 
because of its non invasive ease of usage, and its very affordable cost.
Sleep Apnea Screening
-Patients are realizing how a blockage of oxygen to the brain, caused by 
nocturnal apnoeic events, can influence systemic damage. 
-Sleep Apnea is connected to strokes, cardiac arrest, diabetes and dementia. 
-The public asks their dentists for help- most dentists are unprepared. 
-Less than 1% of practicing dentists are trained and qualified to screen and treat 
the over 40 million victims of Sleep Apnea.
-One of the next three patients that walk thru your doors is a Sleep Apnea victim. 
      -Are you prepared to help them? 
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Diabetes Mellitus 
The oral manifestations of diabetes include:  
-Periodontal Disease, Xerostomia, tenderness, pain and burning sensation 
of tongue, secondary enlargement of parotid glands with sialosis. 
-Increased caries prevalence in adults. 
-Increased risk of infection- reasons unknown, but macrophage metabolism 
altered with inhibition of phagocytosis. 
-Peripheral neuropathy and poor peripheral circulation, 
-Oral mucosal diseases including Candidal infections, lichen planus and 
recurrent aphthous stomatitis. 
-Delayed healing of wounds due to microangiopathy and ultilization of protein 
for energy may retard the repair of tissues. 
-Increased prevalence of dry sockets. 
-Immunological deficiency: -A high sugar medium decreases 
production of antibodies.
10-25-11Sugar COKE Blood pressure and other "vitals" 
Imagine administering a mandibular block, having your patient go into 
cardiac arrest, and realizing that no one in your office has taken that patient's 
blood pressure today.
 Enough said about that!

1-21-13 LOGO DENTAL PROS SHARINGAre you providing a Comprehensive Exam?

How many cups of SUGAR do you eat each day? SURPRISE!

About the time of Henry VIII–when they first got easy access to it–the British were really enjoying their sugar. They put it on everything, from eggs to meat to wine. Even though sugar was expensive, they consumed it until their teeth turned black, and if their teeth didn’t turn black naturally, they blackened them artificially to show how wealthy and marvelously self-indulgent they were.

In the following pictures (slide show), one cube equals one teaspoonful of sugar.

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What’s your favorite “snack food” after looking at this?

How about a bag of Cheerios and a small bag of carrots?