Study Club and Dental Society Members:

It’s November and you probably have your  CE credits locked in for this year.
Here’s how to get fast and easy CE credits for next year and score even greater benefits:
Have your Dental Study Club or local Dental Association 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.
 Hands-on training
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 Presentation Outline
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.
Dentists who attended our DSM presentations have gone on to secure huge rewards for their patients and their practices. Email me at <> to find an available date for a presentation to your study club or dental society meeting.



Dr. George Jones will explain the WHY and the HOW of these Obstructive Sleep Apnea connections:

  • 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?

Learn the risk factors and HOW they contribute to OSA:

  • Excess weight. Fat deposits around your upper airway may obstruct your breathing. However, not everyone who has sleep apnea is overweight. Thin people develop OSA, too.
  • A narrowed airway. You may have inherited a naturally narrow throat. Or, your tonsils or adenoids may become enlarged, which can block your airway. An enlarged or inflamed uvula will block the airway.
    Being male. Men are twice as likely to have sleep apnea. However, women increase their risk if they’re overweight, and their risk also appears to rise after menopause.
  • Age. Sleep apnea occurs much more often in adults over 60.
  • Family history. If you have family members with sleep apnea, you may be at increased risk.
  • Race. In people under 35 years old, blacks are more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Use of alcohol, sedatives or tranquilizers. These substances relax the muscles in your throat.
  • Smoking. Smokers are three times more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea than are people who’ve never smoked. Smoking may increase the amount of inflammation and fluid retention in the upper airway. This risk likely drops after you quit smoking.
  • Nasal congestion. If you have difficulty breathing through your nose — whether it’s from an anatomical problem or allergies — you’re more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Neck circumference. People with a thicker neck may have a narrower airway.
Earn 16 CE credits and become The Sleep Dentist.
Brand yourself as a Doctor who understands, discovers, treats sleep  problems.
Read more about this.

See the two day course outline and register here:


Dr. George Jones
Dr. George Jones is a native of Wheeling, WV and earned his BS in Chemistry from Wheeling Jesuit University. He received his Dental Degree from the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry, and relocated to coastal North Carolina in 2003. Over the years, Dr. Jones has served as a consultant and evaluator for several dental manufacturers and maintains a private practice in Sunset Beach, NC. .




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?


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:



Dr. Barry Freydberg is a nationally recognized authority on the treatment of sleep disorders. He will share his unique perspective on his very successful Dental Sleep Medicine practice. “Be like Barry.” 
Included in this A to Z presentation is Medical Insurance billing, Codes, Fees and Procedures.  And you will receive 16 CE credits to jump start your new year.
Send us an email and let us know what you’d like Dr. Freydberg to add to the two day course. 
Getting tired yet of the freezing weather?  Join Dr. Freydberg in Fort Lauderdale on Friday and Satuday, February 12 and 13.  The warmest part of the continental U.S. has been here in south Florida. Enjoy Abraham Lincoln’s birthday weekend in sunny Florida.
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You will be prepared to do far more as a comprehensive care-giver for your patients and the new ones who seek your services.
Review the course outline and register here:
Sleep Group Solutions



Sleep protects our physical and mental health and insufficient sleep is the cause of some serious health problems including strokes, high blood pressure, overweight and obesity, diabetes, dementia and occular problems.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a killer. Imagine holding your breath for 10 to 30 seconds 30 times in one hour. How much sleep would you get? How much oxygen would be passing to your brain?

“Sleep is important for mental function, alertness, memory consolidation, mood regulation and physical health,” says Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD, professor of neurology and director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

The amount of sleep that a person needs to stay healthy, alert and active depends on their age and will vary from one person to another, but there are now some recognized guidelines.

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) evaluated 300 studies and recently released an age-based sleep recommendation scale. 


Newborns (0 to 3 months):     14 to 17 hours of sleep
Infants (4 to 11 months):          12 to 15 hours of sleep
Toddlers (1 to 2 years):            11 to 14 hours of sleep
Preschoolers (3 to 5 years):   10 to 13 hours of sleep
School-agers (6 to 13):               9 to 11 hours of sleep
Teenagers (14 to 17 years):      8 to 10 hours of sleep
Young adults (18 to 25 years): 7 to 9 hours of sleep
Adults (26 to 64 years):              7 to 9 hours of sleep
Older adults (65 years +):           7 to 8 hours of sleep

Gender Differences

Women often sleep more than men and their sleep is lighter and more easily disrupted. Pregnancy and hormonal changes related to menopause influence sleep health. Traditionally, tending to babies and children was “the woman’s job” but today the modern man shares those nocturnal duties.

Other Factors that Disrupt Sleep

Depression, stress, arthritis, fibromyalgia, muscle pain, epilepsy, heart disease and substance abuse. Restless Leg Syndrome is another sleep disrupter.


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.
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)
$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 SAN JOSE, CA 

Courtyard San Jose Airport


Does your New Patient Exam include a Sleep Apnea screening?


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?
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.

Review the course outline and register here:

12/04/2015 – 12/05/2015

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–


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.

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.




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!