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3Shape to enable sleep apnea scans
November 1, 2017 -- 3Shape has enabled the software for its Trios intraoral scanner to allow users to send intraoral scans directly to sleep apnea device manufacturer OrthoApnea.  Discuss
ADA 2017: 1st day highlights include projects and new products
October 20, 2017 -- ATLANTA - A busy exhibit hall and full sessions highlighted the first day of the 2017 ADA annual meeting. DrBicuspid.com brings you a look at some of the notable industry projects, clinical sessions, and new products on display at the Georgia World Congress Center.  Discuss
ADA 2017: Should all dental patients be screened for sleep apnea?
October 20, 2017 -- ATLANTA - Screening all dental patients for obstructive sleep apnea saves lives, according to a presentation at this week's 2017 ADA annual meeting. It's also likely to become ADA policy soon. Here are some things you should know about the condition.  Discuss
Fewer comorbidities seen in surgical sleep apnea patients
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October 18, 2017 -- Are there differences between obstructive sleep apnea patients who undergo maxillomandibular advancement surgery and those managed medically? A new study found that those treated surgically were younger and had a lower body mass index and significantly lower rates of various comorbidities.
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New product: Aligner appliance for sleep disorders debuts
September 25, 2017 -- SleepArchiTx has introduced an appliance that works with a patient's aligner to treat sleep disorders.  Discuss
Dentsply Sirona teams with sleep apnea device firm
September 8, 2017 -- Dentsply Sirona has announced a strategic partnership with medical device company Zephyr Sleep Technologies.  Discuss
Could a cannabinoid pill transform sleep apnea treatment?
July 17, 2017 -- What if you could give your patients a pill to treat sleep apnea? Existing therapies for the condition have produced mixed results, and there is arguably an unmet need for more effective therapies. However, new research on the use of a cannabinoid antinausea treatment, dronabinol, for sleep apnea shows promise.  Discuss
Can facial and neck dimensions predict sleep apnea?
April 11, 2017 -- Could measuring certain facial and neck dimensions predict which patients are at increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea? One researcher is exploring a possible connection in adults and presented her findings at the recent International Association for Dental Research annual meeting.  Discuss
Mixed results seen with alternative sleep apnea device
February 24, 2017 -- How effective are mandibular advancement devices, the main alternative to CPAP, for treating severe obstructive sleep apnea? A new randomized study has found that the devices reduced sleep apnea severity and related symptoms but did not improve endothelial dysfunction or blood pressure.  Discuss
New review casts doubt on sleep apnea treatments
January 24, 2017 -- While screening for sleep apnea is often recommended as a practice benefit for a dental office, what are the benefits -- and harms -- of sleep apnea screening? A new review in the Journal of the American Medical Association drew some worrying conclusions.  Discuss
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Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?

What should you tell your patients when they ask if whitening toothpastes are effective? Are claims that they remove tooth stains or whiten teeth substantiated? To find out if toothpastes live up to the marketing hype, researchers reviewed the existing literature comparing the effects of whitening and regular toothpastes. Read more.

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January 19-20, 2018
Clearwater Beach, Florida United States
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