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Dental Hygiene CE Courses: Dental Sleep Medicine Dental hygienists play a vital role in screening for signs of obstructive sleep apnea. It is likely that no other healthcare provider spends as much time assessing an individual’s oral anatomy as his or her hygienist. Together with the supervising dentist, hygienists can identify possible risk factors for […]

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Hygienist Role in Sleep Apnea Treatment Team Registered Dental Hygienists may not be clear to “diagnose” conditions that they see in their patients, but it certainly doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of thoroughly screening for them before the dentist pops in for an exam. As with identifying signs of periodontal disease, oral cancer, and tooth […]

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Best and Worst Foods for Sleep What you eat first thing in the morning is as important as what you eat right before you sleep. If you are having trouble sleeping, you may want to take a closer look at what you’re munching on before hitting the hay. We’ve made a list of the best […]

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Sleep Apnea Education Leads to Better Acceptance of Treatment Misconceptions about medical or dental care can be one of the main reasons for rejection of treatment plans or non-compliance in patients. It’s no different with sleep apnea management. In fact, the better that dentists and physicians become educated on the subject of Continuous Open Airway […]

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What are some questions your patients may have when considering COAT (Continuous Open Airway Therapy)® with a SomnoDent oral device? Dr. Jagdeep Bijwadia, SomnoMed’s Chief Medical Officer and a practicing Pulmonologist in Minneapolis, takes a few minutes to discuss the concerns many patients have as well as some potential side effects many providers receive as […]

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