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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dr. Damian Blum, a renown trainer and a star in Dental Sleep Medicine, will present a comprehensive “A to Z” introduction course to dentists and their teams in Hollywood, Florida.
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You can join the battle to combat this serious diseaseSleep 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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Register with code: DBK916 and receive huge ($1130.) savings on tuition:
Only 655. with 2 auxiliaries at no charge.
(Available only by responding with this code.)
Review the course outline and register here:
 

 

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.

★★HOLLYWOOD STARS TEACH SLEEP APNEA TO DENTISTS★★

Last weekend, in Hollywood, Florida, Dr. Marty Lipsey and John Nadeau, trainers with Sleep Group Solutions, presented a comprehensive “A to Z” introduction course on Dental Sleep Medicine to dentists and their teams.
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Courses were also presented last weekend in Houston and Scottsdale.  We now have another 100 dentists trained and prepared to help the 40 million victims of sleep apnea.
You, too, can join the battle to combat this serious diseaseSleep Apnea
Be a shining light and stand out as a doctor who literally saves lives.
9-11-14 UNIQUE BULBFind a date and location here:  http://join.sleepgroupsolutions.com/

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.

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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If you weren’t there, you missed one of the best Sleep Medicine seminars ever.

Twenty-one attendees- novices and experienced dentists alike, were treated to 8 hours of practical, valuable “hands-on” education, demonstrating the selection, placement and titration of various Oral Appliances. On Saturday, 20 April 2013, at the SGS offices in Hollywood, Florida, there were dentists from Virginia, Maryland, NYC, Missouri, and throughout Florida.

Dr. Michael Gelb who is respected as one of the most knowledgeable dentists in sleep disorders and TMD was joined by David Walton, founding partner of Respire Medical, and Ben Scarborough of Sleep Group Solutions.

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Dr. Gelb said , “For men, sleep apnea is a lifestyle problem.” He explained how it effects so much of normal function. Referring to oral appliance toleration, he compares oral appliances to Invisalign trays. Dr. Gelb prefers the hard/hard appliances because they are easier to trim and adjust, easier to clean, and are thinner on the lingual surfaces, which provides more room for the tongue.

Meeting attendees had the opportunity to make their own appliances. David Walton said he is considering holding this program again in a few months. Look for it!

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In the meantime, you can choose from this comprehensive selection of cities and dates of sleep seminars presented by some of the most highly recognized experts in Sleep Medicine. http://sleepgroupsolutions.com/2.0/modules/piCal/index.php?smode=&op=&cid=2

Dr. Gelb will be speaking at the AAPMD in Oakland, Calif. on Fri June 14 – Sat June 15. The American Association of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry is a multidisciplinary group formed to build a bridge between physicians, dentists, other health care practitioners and the public to provide fuller, integrated care for children and adults.
David Walton’s Herbst Pink, Respire Blue and Green are among the world’s most popular sleep apnea intra-oral appliances.
Ben Scarborough is a Speaker and Account Representative of Sleep Group Solutions, the nations’ most comprehensive organization in Sleep Apnea education and service.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea is just a Men’s Disease?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Does Not Discriminate Against Sex or Age.
In the European Respiratory Journal, Swedish scientists reported that OSA  is common in both sexes, a disorder that was thought to mainly affect men.
 
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 Dr. Karl Franklin and his team set out to find out how prevalent sleep apnea is among women and how often symptoms occur. Out of a population-based random sample of 10,000 women between the ages of 20 and 70 years, they gathered data on 400 of them. The test group were given questionnaires which included several questions regarding their sleeping habits and sleep quality. They also underwent overnight polysomnography.
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The authors concluded:
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs in 50% of females aged 20-70 years. 20% of females have moderate, and 6% severe sleep apnea. Sleep apnoea in females is related to age, obesity and hypertension but not to daytime sleepiness. When searching for sleep apnea in females, females with hypertension or obesity should be investigated.”

 
  • A apnea-hypopnea index of 30 or more (severe symptoms) affected 14% of the participants aged 55 or more
  • 31% of the women who were obese and at least 50 years of age had severe sleep apnea

DO YOU GET A $1000. GIFT EACH YEAR FROM YOUR RICH UNCLE?

 

If you have dental “insurance”, think of it as your rich uncle giving you up to $1000. each year to spend towards your dental care.
 The truth is, dental benefits are not “insurance”. “Insurance” by its definition limits your liability. That is,no matter how sick you get, your medical insurance, for example, is designed to protect you from financial hardship. Your dental plan, on the other hand, will only pay so much per year, no matter how much care you need. It’s designed to limit the insurance company’s liability. Whether you need $200 or $2000 worth of dental care, the insurance company will only pay up to an agreed-upon annual maximum.

 

 One way or another, YOU are paying for that benefit. It may be through a monthly premium, or perhaps your employer is paying part or all of it for you.
 If you have dental insurance it’s a great thing to have. Congratulations. Most insurance company maximums are $1000. per year, meaning they will cover the first $1000. of your yearly dental expenses. Dental benefits have barely increased in the last fifty years. The very first dental insurance was offered in the early 1960’s, and it covered $1000 per year. Back then, that would pay for a lot of dentistry!
 
Doctors have an ethical and legal obligation to diagnose and sharetheir findings with you. We base treatment recommendations on the needs of the patient, not the limitations of the benefits. Naturally, we respect your right to make decisions regarding your oral health, but we want you to be totally informed.

Your rich uncle wouldn’t want it any other way.

 

EVERY CHALLENGE IS AN OPPORTUNITY

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 –1564) considered himself a sculptor, not a painter.  Two of his best-known works, the Pieta and David, were sculpted before he turned thirty. Despite his low opinion of painting, he was persuaded by Pope Julius II, against his will, to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which took approximately four years to complete (1508–1512). The maestro Michelangelo created two of the most influential works in fresco in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling, and The Last Judgement on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

Michelangelo the sculptor met the challenge presented to him, seized the opportunity, and is now also considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time.
 
We are living in a very complex and challenging economic time. Most businesses are feeling the crunch. There is a perception of imminent financial doom and a fear of spending money. Yet the reports show that the clever businessman is meeting the challenges and not just surviving, but thriving. How are some people doing that?
 
What do YOU need to do to meet your challenges?
 
It may be as simple as taking a training course to expand your services, or understanding your uniqueness and letting your public how you can uniquely help them. This is the time to be social. Do it through the social media and do it in person. Be active with your Chamber of Commerce, with local networking groups, religious and school organizations, and with local businesses. LinkedIn blogs will suggest dozens of ideas for you to select from.

But don’t you agree you have to do some things different?

 
This is the time to take some action. Keep your eyes open for the opportunities. They are always there. The next opportunity could make you a maestro.

 Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 –1564)

 

ARE YOU “AT CAUSE” OR “AT EFFECT” IN YOUR DENTAL OFFICE?

 

Are you in control (“at cause”) of your conditions, or believe that you have little or no control (“at effect”).  Do you believe that “the economy” has control over your success? Do the “Insurance Companies” determine your patients’ treatment acceptance?

Do you know people who continually place themselves at effect and feel they are  a victim of circumstances?  The idea that other people are responsible for how they feel and act : “That  patient made me angry.”, or “My  lab is costing me money.”, or “People don’t want to spend money on dentistry today.”  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.

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. 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.

People who think they are at effect use words like “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 our 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.

“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.”

“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.

 

In the 1st 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. 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.
 

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