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Sleep apnea treatment may reduce risk of Alzheimer's
April 14, 2021 -- Older adults who use positive airway pressure therapy to treat obstructive sleep apnea may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, according to a recent study published in Sleep. Read More
FDA OKs 1st sleep apnea device used when awake
February 10, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized marketing of the first prescription-only sleep apnea device that people use while awake. Read More
Vivos Therapeutics releases new sleep apnea software
January 7, 2021 -- Vivos Therapeutics has released new patient management software for diagnosing, treating, and monitoring patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Read More
FDA clears Zephyr's latest update to MATRx plus
November 30, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to medical device company Zephyr Sleep Technologies' latest update to MATRx plus. Read More
Dentsply Sirona, Panthera Dental announce collaboration
November 13, 2020 -- Dentsply Sirona has signed an agreement to collaborate with Panthera Dental to offer a digital workflow for custom-made sleep devices for those with obstructive sleep apnea. Read More
Sleep apnea may affect COVID-19 severity
September 22, 2020 -- Patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for more severe complications from COVID-19, according to a new study published on September 8 in Sleep Medicine Reviews. Read More
Podcast: One dentist shares her journey into the realm of sleep dentistry
July 15, 2020 -- In this podcast, we talk to Dr. Michelle Weddle about how she incorporated sleep dentistry into her New Jersey practice. We ask her about everything from her team's involvement to what advice she would give her colleagues on diagnosing and treating sleep disorders in their patients. Read More
Tongue ultrasound may identify obstructive sleep apnea
May 22, 2020 -- Tongue stiffness measured by shear-wave elastography ultrasound may be able to help identify patients with obstructive sleep apnea while they're awake, according to the findings of a pilot study published on May 10 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Read More
3D face scan can help screen for obstructive sleep apnea
May 1, 2020 -- A 3D facial scan can help dentists and doctors screen patients for undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, according to the findings of a study published on April 15 in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Read More
Convergent to use Solea laser for sleep treatments
February 21, 2020 -- Convergent Dental is planning this spring to debut a new use of its Solea laser to help reduce snoring. Read More
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Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.
Conferences
International Dental Show (IDS) 2021
September 22-25
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Annual Meeting
September 27 - October 2
Nashville, Tennessee United States
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 26 - December 1
New York City, New York United States