SLEEP GROUP SOLUTIONS presents “Treating Snoring and Sleep Apnea in the Dental Office” to Broward County Dental Association (Florida)

Monday November 21st, 2016, 6 PM
Call BCDA 850-628-7939 for reservations
John Nadeau, VP of SGS, presents this Intro to Dental Sleep Medicine, including Medical Billing for Dentists
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You can join the battle to combat this serious disease Sleep Apnea..
Get trained and prepared to help the 40 million victims of sleep apnea.
 Many of them are already your patients.
Be a shining light and stand out as a doctor who literally saves lives.
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MAY IS NATIONAL STROKE AWARENESS MONTH

Be aware that untreated Sleep Apnea is a major risk factor of strokes. One out of 15 adults has moderate to severe sleep apnea and men with moderate to severe sleep apnea are 4 times more likely to have a stroke.
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine showed that people with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more likely to have a stroke even when results were adjusted for factors like obesity, cholesterol levels, hypertension, and smoking.
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How?  Simply stated, when there are repeated cessations in breathing, as in Obstructive Sleep Apnea, adequate oxygen is not carried to the brain.
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The National Stroke Foundation explains that “sleep apnea can be an after effect of stroke, but can also be the cause of a first time or recurrent stroke. The condition causes low oxygen levels and high blood pressure, both of which can increase the risk of a future stroke.”
Isn’t this another good reason for you to get a sleep test?
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 Read the signs and symptoms from the Center of Disease Control (CDC):

NATIONAL SLEEP AWARENESS WEEK ends with DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME on March 13th.

 

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We “Spring forward” at 2 AM Sunday night, March 13 and lose an hour of sleep.

Are you planing to get to bed one hour earlier? In order to fulfill the essential number of regenerating sleep cycles an adult requires 7-8 hours of healthy sleep.

Do you sleep soundly or sleep with sound?

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Are you keeping your partner awake?

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Sleep Awareness Week, which takes place this year March 6-13, is an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep. The week begins by the announcement of the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep in America and ends with the clock change to Daylight Saving Time, where Americans lose one hour of sleep. This week, focus on sleep education and Sleep Dysfunction screening.

If you are a Dentist consider helping the 34% of your patients that have a sleep breathing disorder. Learn how: www.sleepgs.com

 

START THE NEW YEAR WITH A NEW (MUCH NEEDED) SERVICE

You know about Dental Sleep Medicine and you’ve heard how some dentists are so happy to be offering it to their patients. One out of every three patients who walk through your doors has symptoms of sleep dysfunction. ARE YOU PREPARED TO HELP THEM? 
An Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine
Dr. Marty Lipsey is coming to the San Jose area to speak on treating patients for Sleep Disordered Breathing issues. Dr. Lipsey is recognized as the top expert in Medical Billing for Dentists.
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Take advantage of this end-of-year special, offered at a 30% savings plus NO CHARGE for up to two staff members. Register with code: email695.
When:  December 18-19th
Where: Courtyard San Jose Airport
Time:    8am-5pm (both days)
CEU:     16 (AGD/PACE)
Tuition: 
$695 (includes 1 DDS and 2 Staff)
Promo code: email695
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 also a Sleep Group Solutions Instructor and teaches Dental Sleep Medicine from coast to coast.

Read the course content and register here 

http://join.sleepgroupsolutions.com/seminars/san-jose-ca-2/ SAN JOSE, CA 

Courtyard San Jose Airport

http://join.sleepgroupsolutions.com/seminars/san-jose-ca-2/

 

Does your New Patient Exam include a Sleep Apnea screening?

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Patients are realizing that snoring is a warning sign of a more serious condition. A blockage of oxygen to the brain, caused by apnoeic events, can influence systemic damage.
-Sleep Apnea is connected to strokes, cardiac arrest, diabetes, dementia and motor vehicle accidents.
-The public asks their dentists for help- most dentists are unprepared. -Less than 5% 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 suffers from a sleep disorder.
Are you prepared to help them?
Are you providing a truly comprehensive exam?
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On December 4th and 5th in Tampa, Fla.,  Dr. Barry Freydberg will show how to incorporate Dental Sleep Medicine into a dental practice. He has a unique perspective on DSM and will share ideas from his own successful dental practice, including medical Insurance billing- Codes, Fees and Procedures.
Learn with 16 CE credits and have a hands-on experience with the diagnostic materials and equipment.
Date :   Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4th and 5th 
Time:    8 AM to 5 PM
Venue: Tampa Hilton Hotel.  
After enjoying the Dental Sleep Medicine seminar, you can take advantage of Tampa’s excellent recreational activities and dining options.https://adental.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/4-23-14-sclar.jpg

Review the course outline and register here:

December
12/04/2015 – 12/05/2015
TAMPA, FL TAMPA, FL 

Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

Dr. Barry Freydberg, a 1968 graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Dentistry was a full-time practicing general dentist, until recently, where he now spends most of his chair-side time practicing dental sleep medicine in Illinois and Arizona. He says, “In my senior practice years, sleep medicine is fascinating, physically much easier than general dentistry and more rewarding.”

Dr. Freydberg was named University of Illinois “Alumni of the Year” in 2004. He 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 a leading speaker on conservative “Prepless” esthetic dentistry and is considered a pioneer in raising dentists’ awareness of the ever-growing link between high technology and practice and clinical management.

SLEEEP SOUNDLY this fall- don’t sleep WITH SOUND.

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 In 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–

Cancer

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:    Heart Disease. Strokes, 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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The word equinox means “equal night”; night and day are about the same length of time. This occurs two times each year: Vernal in late March and Autumnal in late September.

DENTISTS- ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

It’s mid-September and there are just a few months left to get those CE credits.
Here’s how to do it and score even greater benefits:
Have your Dental Study Club or local Dental Association schedule a meeting for a Dental Sleep Medicine presentation. We will provide all licensed attendees with materials,CE credits and most importantly, with a valuable introduction to DSM.
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Presentation Outline
These presentations include analysis of patients’ symptoms and how to screen for them, scripts for an effective patient interview, how to motivate the Dental team to engage their patient on the subject, the morphology of the airway, comorbidities to look out for, the effects on the systemic organs, the reimbursement strategy and insurance billing using dental and medical coding.
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Dentists who attended our DSM presentations have gone on to make DSM an important element on their practices.
Email me at cskdoc@aol.com to check on available dates.

☆ SHINE WITH THE STARS IN CA AND DC ☆

  ☆ From coast to coast.  From Irvine, CA to Washington, DC. ☆
On Friday and Saturday, September 18,19, scores of dentists will become rising stars in the Dental Sleep Medicine universe.  In a two day training program, in both of these cities, the most comprehensive introduction to DSM will be presented. The nation’s most knowledgeable sleep authorities will present  a program with an interactive hands-on opportunity to work with sophisticated diagnostic equipment. 
One third of your patients suffer from sleep dysfunction. Are you prepared to help them?  Join the force. Your patients need you.
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This training course will make it easy for you to get started as a “sleep doctor”. It is two full days and offers 16 CE credits.  You can read the course outline, meet the presenters and register here for any of the courses:  http://join.sleepgroupsolutions.com/seminars/

Watch this hilarious Katy Perry Sleep Apnea Parody of her hit “Roar”.

Although Obstructive Sleep Apnea is nothing to laugh about, this funny parody serves a useful purpose in increasing public awareness of this serious disease. You will laugh so hard that you may cry…… but you won’t forget what you saw.   https://youtu.be/ZU4-Ge7PJr0
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ARE YOU AT CAUSE OR AT EFFECT WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE?

Are you in control (“at cause”) of your conditions or believe that you have little or no control (“at effect”). 
Who controls us?
Do you believe that “the economy” can determine your success?
Do your friends’ opinions sway your better judgement and your needs?
Do dental “Insurance” companies control your acceptance of needed treatment?
Do you ignore your personal health needs because other people do the same?
Do you know people who continually place themselves at effect of other people and situations and feel they are victims of circumstances?  They have the idea that other people are responsible for how they feel and act : “That  person made me angry.”, or “My car is costing me money.”, or “People don’t want to spend money on dentistry today.” or “Sure I snore; doesn’t everyone?” Those who live their lives at effect often see themselves as victims with no choices whatsoever. The irony is that they do have choice and they have chosen not to choose but to be responsive to whatever is given to them.
At Cause
Putting yourself at cause is about taking responsibility – recognizing that you have the ability to respond rather than just react to whatever life throws at you. If you are at cause you can make things happen; you have the power to change things.   You always look for the opportunity and you move towards achieving your desired OUTCOMES. If things are not unfolding as you would like, you take action and explore other possibilities. Above all, you know you have choice in what you do. This is the time to do something different- stand out from the crowd – by taking an action.
At Effect
People who think they are at effect use words like “I can’t” and  “I tried.” When you say “I can’t,” the computer in your brain steps right up and supplies you with lots of reasons why you can’t, and it also blocks the creative part of your mind from figuring out how you can. Thus, the fact that you can’t comes true, further reinforcing your belief that you really can’t.  Instead of saying “I can’t”,  begin to ask “How can I?” and keep asking until your brain supplies you with the answer you want.  I once heard a “motivational speaker” say, “After you think you tried every possible method, and still haven’t succeeded, try another method.” You could have asked Thomas Edison about that.
Persistence
“If I find 10,000 ways something won’t work, I haven’t failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.”
~Thomas Alva Edison
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“Genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration.”
“I tried” is another favorite of people who feel they are at effect. The entire presupposition behind “I tried” is failure. No one who succeeds ever says “I tried.” They say “I will do it.” Trying begins with the belief in failure. To try, you must make pictures in your head of failing. My suggestion is to make pictures in your head of accomplishing whatever it is you want to accomplish. When you do this, you give your brain a signal to figure out how to do it. When you “try,” you give your brain a signal to figure out a way to fail.
Get in the driver’s seat.
In the first of the Star Wars episodes, Yoda instructed Luke Sky Walker (Harrison Ford), “There is no ‘try’… There is either ‘do’ or ‘do not.” Why would someone focus on what they don’t want and see themselves as being at effect of causes over which they have no control?   Fear? Laziness?
Scientology and NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming are controversially at odds with each other on this issue but it remains that you can take control of your responses to whatever situation you find yourself in.  And you can consciously control the choices you have in any situation. Choose to be successful.
For further reading:
Psycho Cybernetics,  Maxwell Maltz, MD
Introducing NLP, O’Connor and Seymour
Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.