OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA- JUST A MAN’S DISEASE??

 

ENJOY 83 DEGREES THIS WEEKEND WHILE LEARNING DENTAL SLEEP MEDICINE AND MEDICAL BILLING

The warmest part of the continental U.S. this weekend will be Miami.
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Slip away for the weekend for a sleep apnea training seminar with Dr. Marty Lipsey.
Join us on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6 when Dr. Lipsey offers you 16 CE credits and Dental Sleep Medicine “from A to Z”.  Dr. Lipsey is one of Sleep Group Solutions’ most respected lecturers and one of the nations’ most knowledgeable authorities in
Medical Billing for Dentists. 
Sleep Apnea victims are looking for a dental professional like you to treat their symptoms.
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This course is designed to give you the comprehensive knowledge to return to your practice and begin Sleep Apnea screening and treatment protocols.
40 Million patients need your help.
One out of every 3 patients that walk thru your 
doors has sleep dysfunction.

Review the course outline and register here:

http://join.sleepgroupsolutions.com/seminars/miami-fl/

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Stay thirsty, my friends.

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.

5-31-12 HOT IRON 2STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT!

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.

BE OUTSTANDING !

 

Take the “Most Interesting Man in the Medical Billing World” poll

7-22-14 STAY THIRSTY. Dr. L. is

THE GREAT THING ABOUT SNORING

 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 your ear?
Spouses of snorers often have to move into separate bed rooms and sales 
are up of homes with two Master bed rooms.
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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:
Dementia Obesity
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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Is it ADHD, or does your child have Sleep Apnea?

A thoughtful question posed by a doctor at The Pennsylvania Snoring and Sleep Institute. Many of the symptoms are similar and the two illnesses are often confused.

“Not much is understood by parents about snoring or sleep apnea, especially in their children. The Stanford School of Medicine states that about 10% of children 10 years of age and younger snore and, of those children who snore, about 20% will have obstructive sleep apnea.
Snoring can be a sign that your child has sleep apnea as it indicates, at the very least, that their airway is partially obstructed during sleep. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that can interrupt or stop your child’s breathing, prevent a normal night’s sleep, impair growth, and lead to a lower quality of life. It also can cause serious fatigue during the day which is why it is so often confused with ADHD.
Sleep-disordered breathing such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have long been associated with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). You should know that not every child diagnosed with sleep apnea has ADHD, just as not every child diagnosed with ADHD has sleep apnea. However, many studies have been performed indicating a significant correlation between OSA and behavioral issues. Children with obstructive sleep apnea do not get restful sleep, and as a result may complain of morning headaches, be irritable and have difficulty concentrating.
Children with sleep apnea may complain of being tired during the day and, at the same time, exhibit hyperactive behavior or act impulsively. Herein lays the confusion of separating sleep apnea from ADHD because many of the classic symptoms of ADHD are often exhibited in children with OSA. So, as a parent of a child diagnosed with ADHD, what do you do?”

5-7-14 adhd“It will be in your child’s best interest if you dig a little deeper into the root of what may be causing these behaviors. Watch your child sleep at night – and even record it if you can. Check for restlessness, mouth breathing, snoring, or breathing pauses. If they occur, have your child evaluated for possible sleep apnea to ensure the proper diagnosis and treatment.
Figuring out if your child has sleep apnea or ADHD may seem quite complex but it doesn’t have to be. Consult with a sleep apnea doctor if you can answer ‘yes’ to any or some of the following questions:
– Does your child snore?
– Does your child stop breathing for a few seconds at night?
– Does your child frequently mouth breathe?
– Does your child sleep through the night or is it a restless sleep?
– Is there frequent bedwetting?
– Does your child seem irritable during the day? Is there difficulty focusing? Are there periods of hyperactivity?”

7-14-1`2 teacher and sleeper“The good news is that sleep apnea is treatable. Enlarged tonsils and adenoids are the most common causes of sleep apnea in children. An Ear, Nose and Throat specialist can determine if your child’s tonsils and adenoids are enlarged and possibly blocking the airway at night. A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy can successfully treat sleep apnea by removing the obstruction in the airway resulting in a complete elimination of symptoms in 80-90% of children.”

Dr. Lana B. Patitucci, D.O. is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist at The Pennsylvania Snoring and Sleep Institute. She is trained in all aspects of general and pediatric otolaryngology including endoscopic sinus, otologic, head and neck, and facial plastic surgery.

Not much is understood by parents about snoring or sleep apnea, especially in their children. (istockphoto.com)
Not much is understood by parents about snoring or sleep apnea, especially in their children. (istockphoto.com) iStockphoto

 

Not much is understood by parents about snoring or sleep apnea, especially in their children. The Stanford School of Medicine states that about 10% of children 10 years of age and younger snore and, of those children who snore, about 20% will have obstructive sleep apnea.

Snoring can be a sign that your child has sleep apnea as it indicates, at the very least, that their airway is partially obstructed during sleep. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that can interrupt or stop your child’s breathing, prevent a normal night’s sleep, impair growth, and lead to a lower quality of life. It also can cause serious fatigue during the day which is why it is so often confused with ADHD.

Sleep-disordered breathing such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have long been associated with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). You should know that not every child diagnosed with sleep apnea has ADHD, just as not every child diagnosed with ADHD has sleep apnea. However, many studies have been performed indicating a significant correlation between OSA and behavioral issues. Children with obstructive sleep apnea do not get restful sleep, and as a result may complain of morning headaches, be irritable and have difficulty concentrating.

Children with sleep apnea may complain of being tired during the day and, at the same time, exhibit hyperactive behavior or act impulsively. Herein lays the confusion of separating sleep apnea from ADHD because many of the classic symptoms of ADHD are often exhibited in children with OSA. So, as a parent of a child diagnosed with ADHD, what do you do?

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It will be in your child’s best interest if you dig a little deeper into the root of what may be causing these behaviors. Watch your child sleep at night – and even record it if you can. Check for restlessness, mouth breathing, snoring, or breathing pauses. If they occur, have your child evaluated for possible sleep apnea to ensure the proper diagnosis and treatment.

Figuring out if your child has sleep apnea or ADHD may seem quite complex but it doesn’t have to be. Consult with a sleep apnea doctor if you can answer ‘yes’ to any or some of the following questions:

– Does your child snore?
– Does your child stop breathing for a few seconds at night?
– Does your child frequently mouth breathe?
– Does your child sleep through the night or is it a restless sleep?
– Is there frequent bedwetting?
– Does your child seem irritable during the day? Is there difficulty focusing? Are there periods of hyperactivity?

The good news is that sleep apnea is treatable. Enlarged tonsils and adenoids are the most common causes of sleep apnea in children. An Ear, Nose and Throat specialist can determine if your child’s tonsils and adenoids are enlarged and possibly blocking the airway at night. A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy can successfully treat sleep apnea by removing the obstruction in the airway resulting in a complete elimination of symptoms in 80-90% of children.


Dr. Lana B. Patitucci, D.O. is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist at The Pennsylvania Snoring and Sleep Institute. She is trained in all aspects of general and pediatric otolaryngology including endoscopic sinus, otologic, head and neck, and facial plastic surgery. Her hospital affiliations include Abington Surgical Center, Blue Bell, Chestnut Hill, Einstein Medical, Mercy Suburban, and Roxborough Memorial Hospital

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MINE FOR DIAMONDS IN SEATTLE Feb. 7th and 8th

 SNEAK PREVIEW and INSIDE INFORMATION 
1-25-14 DIAMONDSome "diamonds" from Dr. Tache's Sleep Medicine seminar Feb. 7-8th.

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. Dan Tache' will explain these relationships and physiology.

Attend and "mine" for more diamonds. 
                               Learn how to help those who are Sleepless in Seattle.

12-15-13 NOCT. BRUX man in bed                             Earn 16 CE credits and become The Sleep Dentist.
Brand yourself as a Doctor who understands and discovers sleep problems.

The winners in this difficult economy will be those Dentists who are able to offer the combination of patient engagement and niche marketing.    Those Dentists who convince people that they understand all their needs, truly care about them, and have a unique and essential serviceto 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 treating sleep apnea Patients are asking their Dentists about sleep apnea. How comfortable are YOU with the answers? It is reported that less than .5% 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, Dementia.  As a Care Giver, think of how you can serve. Serve an unfilled need.

1-21-13 LOGO DENTAL PROS SHARING

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

See the Two day course outline and register here:

http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/modules/piCal/index.php?action=View&event_id=0000003066

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

About Dr. Dan Tache’ the Instructor:
A native of Salem, MA, Dr. Tache’ has been practicing dentistry since 1975. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, NH, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1974. Dr. Tache’ began lecturing for SGS in 2006 and is currently serving as President of the Wisconsin Sleep Society.

 

Getting tired of the freezing weather? See you in Ft. Lauderdale!

The warmest part of the continental U.S. this week has been Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 
10-1-13 FT LAUD It gets even hotter in the weekend of Jan 17th-18th, when Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz 
presents his Sleep Medicine seminar and offers you 16 CE credits to start your new year. 
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.

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. 
These three serious conditions are all too frequently under-diagnosed. 
You will become prepared to be able to do far more as a comprehensive caregiver
for your patients. 

Sleep Apnea victims are looking for a dental professional like you to treat their symptoms.
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Learn Dental Sleep Medicine with 16 CE credits. 
Friday and Saturday, January 17th and 18th in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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Dr. Horowitz shares his unique perspective on Dental Sleep Medicine in an A to Z 
presentation.  Included: 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=0000003028

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.


					

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/

ONE of the next three patients that walk thru your doors will be a victim of Sleep Apnea.

Will YOU be able to identify and treat that patient?

Learn how to truly save lives in Eau Claire, WI on October 26-27 with Dr Dan Tache’.
Earn 16 CE credits and become The Sleep Dentist.

THIS IS A RARE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY HANDS-ON SEMINAR SPONSORED BY CHMEL DENTAL LABS

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Brand yourself as a Doctor who understands and diagnoses sleep apnea problems.

The winners in this difficult economy will be those Dentists who are able to offer the combination of patient engagement and niche marketing.    Those Dentists who convince people that they understand all their needs, truly care about them, and have a unique and essential serviceto 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 diagnosing 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 .5% 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, Dementia.  As a Care Giver, think of how you can serve. Serve an unfilled need.

1-21-13 LOGO DENTAL PROS SHARING

See the Two day course outline and register here:

http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/modules/piCal/index.php?action=View&event_id=0000001433

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

     About Dr. Dan Tache’ the Instructor:

A native of Salem, MA, Dr. Tache’ has been practicing dentistry since 1975. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, NH, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1974. Dr. Tache’ began lecturing for SGS in 2006 and is currently serving as President of the Wisconsin Sleep Society.
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