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

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A WAY TO STAND OUT IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

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Here is how you can gain respect as a thought leader, generate New Patients, and provide a great public service.

Select a topic that will draw an audience. The “hottest” topic today is Sleep Apnea. Just google into the internet and you will see the widespread interest in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. People are becoming very aware of the dangers caused by the stoppage of breathing while they are asleep. They are looking for answers and very few Dentists are prepared to help them. Take a training course or a seminar, become knowledgeable in the signs and symptoms, the risk factors, and in the various treatment options. Sharpen your expertise.
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Here’s how you do it:
Present a free seminar in your Reception Room. Select a date at least one month out so you and your invitees will be able to get it into your schedules.
How to Announce and Promote it:
  • Have a “sign-up sheet in your office
  • Send out email announcements to patients of record; ask them to assure their place by return email.
  • Let each invitee know they may invite two friends or relatives.
  • Place a large colorful poster in your Reception Room.
  • Distribute flyers to local businesses and professional offices.
  • Place a small display ad in your local newspaper.

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Some Tips for your Seminar
  • Present it in the largest room in your office- usually the Reception Room
  • Prevent any interruptions – turn off phone ringers, etc.
  • Have a “Welcome Table” with some juices and other beverages (sugarless, of course).
  • Have your flyers, brochures, and business cards on the “Welcome Table”.
  • Prepare a power point presentation with video.
  • Subjects like Sleep Apnea are serious, but to keep the audience entertained, infuse some humor.
  • Encourage interactive participation. Invite questions from the audience.
  • Prepare some hand-outs for the participants to take home.
  • These are just a few ideas. I am sure you will think of a lot more.

Objectives and Outcomes

You will be respected as a Leader and Educator.

You will generate New Patient leads.

You will provide a needed and valuable public service.

If you want some help with any of this you may email me: cskdoc@ aol.com

HERE’S HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE!

A California dentist teaches us all how to do it.
He offers free Sleep and Welfare screenings in Health Fairs and in his office.
He scores these benefits:
  • 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
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We applaud you, Dr.Thuy Nga Le Vu
Now you ask, “Why didn’t I think of that?”  If you think it’s a good idea, DO IT NOW! Contact your mall administrator and local Chamber of Commerce and discuss the nearest opportunity.

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.

ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT DOING SOMETHING ….?

IF IT’S A GOOD IDEA, DO IT NOW!

“I’m thinking of doing it…..”
How many great ideas have you had in your life that were exciting… seemed like “sure things”… that had to be done… that could improve the world….that could improve YOUR world?  You thought about it, talked to a confidant about it, 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.
When 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.
 “Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”
Mark Twain
What have YOU been “thinking” of doing? Find a piece of paper right now and make the list. Were you “thinking” of getting that laser… registering for Dental Sleep Medicine training… writing an Office Manual… going to Italy for two weeks? Make the list and put in target dates for completion.  Then get it done! You’ll feel so good about your self.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”
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JOIN THE BATTLE AGAINST OSA

WHY DO HEALTH CARE PROS AGREE THAT THIS IS THE TIME FOR DENTAL SLEEP MEDICINE?

Read the reasons here on The Sleep Magazine on-line.

Strike while the iron is hot.

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And register here to join the battle against Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Jul 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA – 07/31/2015 – 08/01/2015 Register Now! 

Aug 2015

NEW YORK, NY  – 08/07/2015 – 08/08/2015 Register Now! 
DENVER, CO      – 08/14/2015 – 08/15/2015 Register Now! 
PORTLAND, ME  – 08/21/2015 – 08/22/2015 Register Now! 
CLEVELAND, OH – 08/28/2015 – 08/29/2015 Register Now!

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.

ONCE AGAIN SGS INNOVATES IN DENTAL SLEEP MEDICINE.

An advanced Call Center, the first in the industry, in Sleep Group Solutions’ Florida headquarters, is up and running to serve the needs of dentists, physicians and sleep disorder patients.

CC6The call center is a platform for sharing information on the symptoms and treatment modalities of sleep dysfunctions like Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

The call center connects people that have sleep disorder symptoms with the most effective treatment therapists- dentists who are trained and qualified in Dental Sleep Medicine.

A concerned dentist or patient may call to participate: 855-475-3374

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AGD TEAMS WITH SGS TO PRESENT DSM: AN EFFECTIVE PRACTICE GROWTH POTENTIAL

 The Southern California Academy of General Dentistry (SCAGD) and
Sleep Group Solutions (SGS) present a 2-day Dental Sleep Medicine training seminar.
TREATING SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA IN THE DENTAL PRACTICE:
AN EFFECTIVE PRACTICE GROWTH POTENTIAL

Including Medical Billing for Dentists

Date: May 8 & 9, 2015. Time: 8:45 am to 5 pm. Continental Bkfast & Lunch

Place: Hilton LAX Hotel        16 CE Units         Instructor: Marty Lipsey, DDS

For special discount offer call:  855-475-3374

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Of the next 3 patients that walk thru your doors, one is suffering from Sleep Apnea.

Will you be able to identify and treat that patient?

Today’s “Hot Button,” Dental Sleep Medicine, can make you stand out, be sought out and become your unique  skill to serve the needs of your existing patients, as well as attracting many new patients. Remember how it was about 25 years ago when teeth whitening was the new dental “hot button”? After that we had a “porcelain age” in dentistry when the media made patients very image-conscious for smile enhancements at any cost.  Then there were dental implants. All  these former dental miracle therapies are routine today in most practices.

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With sleep apnea therapy, especially in this sluggish dental economy, you will be able to offer relief to hundreds of new and existing patients that have been suffering for years.  You will be able to make a profound difference in their health, feelings of well-being and their lives. The time has come to brand yourself as the “Sleep Dysfunction Dentist” in your community.

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Sleep Group Solutions is the world’s largest Sleep Apnea company, concentrating on education, intra-oral appliances and supplies for the dental community.

Also learn why it is important for general dentists to be members of the AGD.

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 also a Sleep Group Solutions Instructor, and teaches Dental Sleep Medicine regularly.

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.

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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