IS THERE ANY BETTER OPPORTUNITY IN DENTISTRY TODAY?

THE OPPORTUNITY
It was only three years ago that I read that less than 1% of American licensed dentists were practicing sleep medicine. In those few years that number has risen to 4%. If we have approximately 205,000 practicing dentists in the USA, then there are only 8200 Dentists serving the needs of the multitude of people affected with sleep disorders.According to a Harvard health report there are 18.9 million undiagnosed cases of obstructive sleep apnea and a minimum of 40% – 1.3 million -of CPAP users who are non-compliant. So that alone conservatively projects 20.2 million victims of obstructive sleep apnea who may be helped by a dentist trained in oral appliance therapy (OAT).
Is there any better opportunity in dentistry?

Dental sleep medicine: the hottest button in dentistry today.
Awareness of sleep apnea in America is at an all-time peak. The fires of awareness are being stoked by the public media and by social media. Patients are understanding and becoming increasingly more concerned about the blockage of oxygen to the brain and to other organs. Strokes. Heart attacks. Diabetes. Dementia. Motor vehicle accidents. People are recognizing that they have the symptoms and are asking their Dentists about it. Some doctors have the solutions. Every Dentist would like to be “The Sleep Dentist.”
Seminar training courses are now available through Sleep Group Solutions every week, in different cities, throughout the United States. They are training dentists to discover the victims of sleep apnea and to treat them with the most appropriate modalities. Oral appliance therapy (OAT) is the most convenient and preferred therapy for the mild and moderate cases and for those patients who cannot tolerate the CPAP device. Fortunately, this is where the dentist in shining armor rides in on a white horse to the rescue. Dentists, we like to say, are on the front line of the battle against sleep apnea. Dentists are in the optimum position to see the signs and symptoms and can offer the most preferred solutions to the problem.
 Are you ready to join the battle? 
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STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT

DENTAL SLEEP MEDICINE TRAINING IS NOW AVAILABLE FREE FOR STUDY CLUBS AND DENTAL ASSOCIATIONS

Have your group schedule a speaker for a Dental Sleep Medicine presentation. We will provide a nationally known DSM speaker, all materials, CE credits, and most importantly, a valuable introduction to Dental Sleep medicine. We have presented to groups of 25 to 200 from coast to coast.
Hands-on training
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 These DSM 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 commit their patients
  • how to get your patients to “own” their disease
  • 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 secure huge rewards for their patients and their practices. Email me at <cskdoc@aol.com> to find an available date for a presentation to your study club or dental society meeting.

 

END OF YEAR BENEFITS

DON’T LET YOUR PATIENTS THROW THEIR MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN

Sending your patients an End of Year Benefit Reminder now will give you time to send any Pre-treatment Estimates needed and still have time to seat any crowns or fabricate an Intraoral Sleep Apnea appliance before the end of the year.

With just a few months left in the year, it’s time to remind patients of their unused benefits…to use them or lose them.   Your patients may have  forgotten about those unused insurance benefits that have been deducted from their salary all year and they will be lost if not used!

Don’t let your patients throw their money down the drain!

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 Remember to Tweet and post on Facebook. New prospects looking for a dentist have unused insurance benefits, too,  and you just let them know where they can use them…in your office!

Here is a sample notice that you can customize and send:

Subject:  You Could be Losing Benefits You’ve Already Earned.

Another year is winding down!  We wanted to remind you to make sure you take advantage of any unused dental insurance benefits you may have remaining since most companies do not allow you to carry these over to the next year.

Not sure if you have benefits remaining? No problem!  Call us at (office telephone number) or email (office email address) to schedule your appointment, or if we can be of assistance in any way. We’re here for you!

Look forward to seeing you soon!

(Doctor’s Name)

Sample Tweet or Facebook post – Reminder: Take advantage of any unused Insurance  benefits before the end of the year. They don’t carry over. Call us. (phone) (124 characters)

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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.

DENTAL SLEEP MEDICINE TRAINING

Sleep Group Solutions wishes to thank Dr. Nazir and all the members of the Raleigh Wake County Dental Society for the awesome welcome given to our speaker Dr. George Jones.  
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For all members who wish to continue your Dental Sleep Medicine education, you may attend our two day training seminar in Raleigh on June 19-20 with a discounted tuition. Register her with code RWCDS15.

WARM UP IN FLORIDA AND LEARN A VALUABLE PATIENT SERVICE

Getting tired of the nasty weather, yet?
The warmest part of the continental U.S. is Florida.
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It gets even hotter in  Ft. Lauderdale in the weekend of Feb. 20-21 when Dr. George Jones presents his Dental Sleep Medicine seminar and offers you 16 CE credits.
This 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 uniquely positioned to be the first professionals to discover Sleep Apnea. You will become prepared to do far more as a comprehensive care-giver for your patients.
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Sleep Apnea victims are looking for a dental professional like you to treat their symptoms.
Learn Dental Sleep Medicine with 16 CE credits.
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21 in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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Dr. Jones shares his unique perspective on Dental Sleep Medicine in an A to Z
presentation.  Included: Medical Insurance billing, Codes, Fees and Procedures.
Learn about the speaker, review the course outline and REGISTER HERE:
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A BIG STEP FOR SLEEP HEALTH IN FLORIDA

Dental Sleep Medicine is making progress in all directions. If all OSA professsionals would be less competitive and more cooperative we could make greater strides to help the 40 million sleep deprived victims.

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This past weekend in Florida Sleep Group Solutions showed how DSM masters from all over our country could come together to brainstorm for the benefit of the profession and the health of the public.

1-31-15 SGS AT POOL AHere, at SGS headquarters,  the Dental Sleep Medicine award winners are posing for a photo after the masterminding sessions.

Wish you were there.

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FIND GOLD IN SAN FRANCISCO THIS WEEKEND

Meet Dr. Barry Freydberg in San Francisco on January 9th and 10th and

Learn Sleep Apnea from A to Z

  Dr. Freydberg is a recognized and highly respected authority in Dental Sleep Medicine. He lectures from coast to coast to dentists who want to build their practices.

  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 to help the 40,000,000 Sleep Apnea effected victims.

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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.

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

Meet him here, read the full course outline, and register here:  http://join.sleepgroupsolutions.com/seminars/san-francisco-ca/

About the SGS Course Instructor: Dr. Barry Freydberg

 

Dr. Barry Freydberg, a 1968 graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Dentistry is a full-time practicing dentist. He was named “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. And, as digital technology has matured, he also focuses on “Techsthetics”, the link between technology and diagnosing, marketing and providing better esthetic dentistry.

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’
Boston                
Dr Barry Freydberg
Indianapolis        Dr. George Jones
Orlando               Dr Anjoo Ely
Miami                 
Dr Barry Freydberg
Houston              
Dr.Damian Blum
Scottsdale           Dr. Marty Lipsey

You can view the dates and course outlines and register here:
http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/modules/piCal/index.php?smode=&op=&cid=2

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ARE YOU GOING TO FALL BACKWARDS ON NOV. 2nd?

We “Fall Back” on Sunday, Nov. 2 and can gain an hour of sleep.
Before going to bed Saturday night, set your clocks back one hour.

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How are you planing to take advantage of the extra hour? In order to fulfill the essential number of regenerating sleep cycles the average adult needs 7-8 hours.

Do you sleep soundly or sleep with sound?

7-14-12 SNORINGThis 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:

Philadelphia        Dr. Damian Blum
Dallas                  Dr. Marty Lipsey
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

LIP 8You can view the dates and course outlines and register here:
http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/modules/piCal/index.php?smode=&op=&cid=2