Dr. George Jones will explain the WHY and the HOW of these 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?

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.
  • 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 much 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.
  • Neck circumference. People with a thicker neck may have a narrower airway.
Earn 16 CE credits and become The Sleep Dentist.
Brand yourself as a Doctor who understands, discovers, treats sleep  problems.
Read more about this.  www.TheSleepMagazine.com



See the two day course outline and register here: http://join.sleepgroupsolutions.com/seminars/louisville-ky/


Dr. George Jones
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. .

Scary that most Sleep Apnea victims have Acid Reflux…. and other comorbidities.

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The Causes:
During the cessations of breathing the body will increase its efforts to take in air.
Abdominal contractions are exaggerated and increase until breathing resumes.
The contractions squeeze the stomach and force acid up the esophagus.
The efforts to breathe also increase a negative pressure in the esophagus which also pull up acid.

Become a Sleep Medicine Dentist and help your patients that have these Sleep Apnea connected comorbidities and symptoms-
Diabetes, High Blood Pressure GERD, headaches, nocturnal bruxism.

Explanations like this are presented in the upcoming Sleep Apnea seminars:
Oklahoma City    Dr.Damian Blum
Atlanta                 Dr. Marty Lipsey
Hollywood, FL     Dr. Dan Tache’
Dr Barry Freydberg
Indianapolis        Dr. George Jones
Orlando               Dr Anjoo Ely
Dr Barry Freydberg
Dr.Damian Blum
Scottsdale           Dr. Marty Lipsey

You can view the dates and course outlines and register here:

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The days are getting shorter. Darkness arrives earlier.in the evening. Daylight Saving Time ends on November 2nd and we turn our clocks back one hour. When we wake up Sunday morning it will be a little darker than yesterday morning. We’ll have one extra hour for sleep.
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In order to fulfill the essential number of regenerating sleep cycles the average adult needs 7-8 hours. A five stage sleep cycle repeats consistently throughout the night. One complete sleep cycle lasts about 90 minutes. So during an average night’s sleep (8 hours), an adult will experience about four or five cycles of sleep.

A Little History of Daylight Saving Time
The concept of setting the clocks ahead in the spring in order to make better use of natural daylight was first introduced in the US by inventor Benjamin Franklin in 1784.

12-30-11 Benjamin_Franklin_1767During his time as an American envoy to France, Ben Franklin publisher of the old English proverb, “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” anonymously published a letter suggesting that Parisians economize on candles by rising earlier to use morning sunlight. This 1784 satire proposed taxing shutters, rationing candles, and waking the public by ringing church bells and firing cannons at sunrise.
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted year-round DST in the United States, called “War Time” during World War II from February 9, 1942 to September 30, 1945. The change was implemented 40 days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and during this time, the U.S. time zones were called “Eastern War Time”, “Central War Time”, and “Pacific War Time”. After the surrender of Japan in mid-August 1945, the time zones were relabeled “Peace Time”.
Congress decided to end the confusion and establish the Uniform Time Act of 1966 that stated DST would begin on the last Sunday of April and end on the last Sunday of October. However, states still had the ability to be exempt from DST by passing a local ordinance.
Healthy nights of sleep are essential to recharge our human organs and maintain good health and longevity. 

 This fall, dentists have the opportunity to spring forward with Dental Sleep Medicine and help the millions of their Sleep Apnea victims. 

Upcoming training seminars by DSM experts are available in the following cities:

Oklahoma City    Dr.Damian Blum
Atlanta                Dr. Marty Lipsey
Hollywood, FL     Dr. Dan Tache’
Boston               Dr Barry Freydberg
Indianapolis        Dr. George Jones
Orlando              Dr Anjoo Ely
You can view the dates and course outlines and register here:




10-5-14 GOLD RUSH 6Attending the Sleep Group Solutions training seminar on Sleep Dysfunctions in San Fransisco, a new team of dentists prospected for gold and found it there.
Dr. Marty Lipsey presented a two day comprehensive course which included:

  •  The science of sleep,
  •  Identifying the 34% of their patients who were Sleep Apnea victims,
  •  Patient Education,
  •  Case Presentation and Treatment Acceptance,
  •  Understanding and handling the comorbidities,
  •  Hands-on working with the popular Oral Appliances including TAP, Respire, EMA, Silent Night and others,
  •  Sleep Apnea Medical Insurance Codes, Fees, Billing Procedures.


These lucky dentists who struck it rich are now able to begin screening and treating their patients who desperately need their help.

Next up in Dental Sleep Medicine courses (16 CEU) :

          Pick your expert or city:

10th October 2014 Friday
11th October 2014 Saturday
Charleston, SC – Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz
17th October 2014 Friday
18th October 2014 Saturday
Washington, D.C. – Dr.George Jones
17th October 2014 Friday
18th October 2014 Saturday
Portland, OR – Dr. Barry Freydberg
24th October 2014 Friday
25th October 2014 Saturday
Philadelphia, PA – Dr. Damian Blum
24th October 2014 Friday
25th October 2014 Saturday
Dallas, TX –     Dr. Marty Lipsey
7th November 2014 Friday
8th November 2014 Saturday
Oklahoma City, OK – Dr. Damian Blum
7th November 2014 Friday
8th November 2014 Saturday
Atlanta, GA –    Dr. Marty Lipsey
14th November 2014 Friday
15th November 2014 Saturday
Hollywood, FL – ADVANCED Dr. Dan Tache’
14th November 2014 Friday
15th November 2014 Saturday
Boston, MA – Dr. Barry Freydberg

Read the course outline, see the speakers and register here to get your gold:    http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/modules/piCal/index.php?smode=&op=&cid=2

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Autumn Starts September 21st- Sleep Well!

Sleep soundly this fall- don’t sleep with sound.

8-3-14 SAW WOODIn denial, many people still ask, “What’s the big deal about snoring?” “Don’t most people snore?”

Snoring is disturbing and is a major cause of spousal alienation. Who can sleep with the sounds of a freight train two feet away from their ear? Spouses of snorers often have to move into separate bed rooms and sales are up of homes with two Master bed rooms.Snoring is, however, the most attention demanding WARNING SIGN of serious sleep dysfunction. 

It is the common denominator in the Sleep Apnea equation. Snoring, like pain, should sound an alert to us that there is something more serious to look for under the surface.

We continue to learn about more illnesses connected to Sleep Apnea


Researchers suggested a correlation between sleep apnea and increased cancer risk of any kind. A Cancer study of 1,240 participants who underwent colonoscopies found that those who slept fewer than six hours a night had a 50 percent spike in risk of colorectal adenomas, which can turn malignant over time. Another 2012 study identified a possible link between sleep and aggressive breast cancers. Ref: 2010 American Cancer Society Other serious ailments known to be tied to Sleep Apnea are:

Obesity, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes Mellitus, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Daytime Fatigue, Motor Vehicle Accidents

With an assortment of health threats like these, all Sleep Apnea related, we need to show more respect to snoring.

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What would make YOU stand out and be sought out as a Dentist?

I’m sure you understand that now, more than ever, you need to stand out and be able to offer not only EXCELLENCE, but also DIFFERENCE. In this sluggish economy, where there is a perception of “financial doom”, (I personally don’t believe in that.), dental consumers have a tight hold on their wallets and reports of dental service acceptance show a concerning drop.
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What would make YOU stand out and be sought out?
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What are YOU doing now to offer a unique service? Your First Class Service and Patient Engagement are expected as basic “givens”. But what is your clinical niche?
Are YOU the dental practice they must go to? Are you the only practice around that offers “invisible” braces, or mini-implant dentures or Nutritional Analysis ?  Are you the “Holistic Dentist”, the “Soft Tissue Management Dentist”, the “Snooze Dentist”,  the “Snore Dentist”? Are you the “Sleep Dysfunction Dentist”?
Remember how it was about 20 years ago when teeth whitening (aka “bleaching”) was the “new kid on the block”- THE “HOT BUTTON”? If you had an “in-office” Bright Smile or Zoom machine, you could schedule an operatory all day long with patients from near and far. After that we had the “porcelain age of dentistry”, when the media made patients very image-conscious for “smile enhancements” at any cost while the public was more confident in the future of the economy . Teeth whitening is now offered in nearly every practice, and in most as a discounted loss leader. Cosmetic crowns and veneers are now a lower patient priority.
Implants were the next rage in dental attractions. Today most dental practices are offering implants.
What would make YOU stand out and be sought out?
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Dental Sleep Medicine is where Teeth Whitening was 20 years ago.
It is the “hot button” where Implant Dentistry was 10 years ago.
Strike while the iron is hot.
DSM can be your uniqueness to serve the needs of 34% of your existing patients and attract many new patients.    Take the training and stand out as the “go-to” dentist in your area.

“I’m thinking of taking the Dental Sleep Medicine training.”

How many great ideas have you had in your life that were exciting… seemed important to you… that had to be done… that could improve the world….that could improve YOUR world?  You thought about it, talked to confidants about it, put it off day after day and then, fssst! Gone! Forgotten, or worse, watched someone else do it and get the credit for it. You’re in good company; we are all procrastinators to some degree.  Me, too.
thinkerWhen there’s a good idea, it’s in “the air”.  A lot of people will think of it at the same time; but the person that takes action will be called the genius.   DSM is one of those “ideas”… it may be the best one you will have. There is a DSM bandwagon- JUMP ON IT!


  Hartford, CT –         Dr. Ely        September 12th and 13th
  Las Vegas, NV –      Dr. Lipsey     September 12th and 13th
  Chicago, IL –          Dr. Lipsey     September 19th and 20th
  Newark, NJ –          Dr. Blum        September 19th and 20th

More and more dentists are getting trained and implementing Sleep Apnea screening and treatment into their patient services. Are you going to wait and watch your colleagues become “sleep dentists”?

 “Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”  Mark Twain
                                        IF IT’S A GOOD IDEA, DO IT NOW

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“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”   Napoleon Hill


Sleep Apnea victims will not have to go untreated in YOUR office. 

SUBJECT:             Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine
DATE:                    August 22nd and 23rd – Friday and Saturday
TIME:                      8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
LOCATION:            Irvine, California  at The Glidewell International Tech Center
PRESENTERS:     Dr. Barry Freydberg,  Mr. John Nadeau,  Dr. Marty Lipsey

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This 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,
  • The Fascinating Science of Sleep,
  • 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.

10-14-12 RESPIRE BLUEReview the course outline and register here: http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/modules/piCal/index.php?action=View&event_id=0000003056

Dr. Barry Freydberg,  is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Fellow of the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics. He is considered a pioneer in raising dentists’ awareness of the ever-growing link between high technology and practice and clinical management. Barry is a frequent presenter of Sleep Group Solutions’ training seminars.

Mr. John Nadeau, SGS Vice President,  has been actively involved in the dental sleep medicine community since 2002. He has worked with several hundred dentists in the field and helped many of them get started with sleep in their own practices. An expert on airway acoustic imaging and home sleep testing John authored the SGS protocol manual detailing the steps-by-step process involved in taking a patient from initial screening through diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. John’s passion for dental sleep medicine comes through strongly in his lectures and he has been an invited guest instructor at many dental meetings and teaching facilities across North America.
Dr. Marty Lipsey, presenting Saturday, 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.

 This is an opportunity to stand out in your community as a skilled leader in discovering and treating the victims of Sleep Apnea. One of every three patients you see have the symptoms of Sleep Apnea. Do you want to help them?5-20-12 HUMAN PYRP.S.

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 HEALTHY sleep?

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★ A Golden Opportunity in San Francisco on Sept. 26, 27 ★

Meet Dr. Marty Lipsey in San Francisco on September 26th and 27th and

Learn Sleep Apnea from A to Z

LIP 5  Dr. Lipsey is a recognized and highly respected authority on electronic medical billing and successful insurance coding and processing for Sleep Apnea services.

  This 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.

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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, Billing Procedures,
  • And much more.


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

Meet him here, read the full course outline, and register here:

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.


The choice is yours; either way, next week YOU WIN!

The winners in this difficult economy will be those Dentists who are able to offer the combination of patient engagement and niche marketing.

On Fri. and Sat., August 15, 16, you can chose between training by two of the most respected Dental Sleep Medicine educators in the nation. Sleep Group Solutions presents:

Dr. Damian Blum in Boston, MA 

Dr. Dan Tache’ in Minneapolis, MN

.   Those Dentists who convince people that they understand their needs, truly care about them, and have a unique and essential service to offer, will stand out.  Patients’ priorities have changed. The money is still there. They are willing and ready to spend money on their priorities.


The current need and “buzz” is in discovering and treating sleep apnea.  Patients are asking their Dentists about sleep apnea. How comfortable are YOU with the answers? It is reported that less than 4% of practicing Dentists are able to assist the more than 50 million people who suffer from sleep apnea. There is a growing public awareness of the hazards that come from a nocturnal stoppage of breathing. Your patients are becoming increasingly more concerned about the blockage of oxygen to the brain and other organs. Strokes. Heart attacks. Diabetes. As a Care Giver, think of how you can serve. Serve an unfilled need.

Your patient doesn’t want to buy crowns and fillings. Your patient wants to buy YOU. Once a patient likes you, trusts you, believes in you, and knows you are REALLY concerned about them, they will want to accept your recommendations. BUILD RELATIONSHIPS.

Here’s a mnemonic for you to remember:

STAND UP for what you believe in. Be a complete healer.

STAND OUT with a unique and valuable service.