- Helps these people discover their underlying causes of sleep dysfunction.
- Spreads a huge awareness of the dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Creates recognition that he is a generous, caring healthcare professional
- Builds a Dental Sleep Medicine practice
Roseville, CA California Dentist, Dr. Thuy Nga Le Vu and staff were recently trained in identifying, diagnosing (with physicians) and offering treatment for patients with the deadly disorder, Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Trained by Sleep Group Solutions, Galleria Smile Designs, and all three of their locations, will bring their turnkey protocol to three different health fairs to spread the awareness of sleep apnea and ways to treat it. Galleria Smile Design will also provide Sleep Apnea screening and treatment in-office, by appointment.
Upcoming health fairs are open to employees and some public members, at the California Correctional Health Care Service on August 26, The Department of State Hospitals Health and Wellness on September 8th, and the UPS Health and Safety BBQ on September 11th. Dr. Vu and staff are looking forward to raising awareness, as well as offering a solution. “We are honored to help spread awareness that this treatment can save lives, not only for themselves but others around them that may be affected.” says Dr. Vu. “It affects everyone around us, even when sharing the same road with someone falling asleep at the wheel due to OSA, they may not even be aware of it.” Dr. Vu’s staff will do an initial patient screener with the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and schedule appointments for any sleep apnea red flags.
“We find an enormous amount of patients and employees who suffer with high blood pressure, obesity, gerd, and scalloped tongue. These are all implications that OSA may be present.” says Dr. Vu. Snoring, along with many of the symptoms Dr. Vu’s practice is suffering with are commonly connected with OSA. “Many of my patients are currently on CPAP, but are non compliant, so we are happy to offer a solution.” Oral Appliance Therapy is an effective way to treat mild to moderate OSA, and are saving lives with non compliant CPAP users.
For patients who suffer with snoring, high blood pressure, daytime fatigue, morning headaches, and even Type 2 Diabetes, relief may come from Oral Appliance Therapy. Sacramento area patients can reach Dr. Vu’s friendly and knowledgeable staff at 916-787-1232 or online at Galleria Smile Designs.
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American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends Screening For Snoring Kids
All kids should be screened for snoring, and those who do snore regularly should be screened for sleep apnea, according to recently released recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The recommendations come from an analysis of 350 past studies on the subject. They are published in the journal Pediatrics.
Children who have adenotonsillar hypertrophy — the No. 1 cause of obstructive sleep apnea in kids, according to a 2003 study — should have their tonsils and adenoids removed, according to the recommendations. MedicalNewsToday reported in 2004 on a study showing that tonsil and adenoid removal — known as adenotonsillectomy — is being done more and more for the purposes of obstructive sleep apnea, versus tonsil infection. In fact, nine in 10 tonsil and adenoid removal surgeries are done for sleep apnea reasons.
If a child receives tonsil and adenoid removal surgery for sleep apnea, but still has signs of the condition, he or she should then undergo continuous positive airway pressure, according to the new recommendations.
But for kids who snore who don’t have adenotonsillar hypertrophy, nasal corticosteroid medications should be used, the recommendations said. And if kids who snore are obese or overweight, weight loss could help to relieve symptoms.
Bill your services to your patient’s benefit company and to Medicare.
Sleep Apnea victims will not have to go untreated in YOUR office.
PRESENTERS: Dr. Marty Lipsey, Mr. John Nadeau
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.
John Nadeau is Vice President of Sleep Group Solutions and has designed and presented Dental Sleep Medicine programs guiding thousands of dentists to assist Sleep Apnea victims.
Dr. Lipsey and Mr. Nadeau will guide you thru a protocol for learning Dental Sleep Medicine from A to zzzzzzz.
- 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.
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About 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.