Restoratives & Cosmetics
Tongue device improves sleep apnea in kids with Down syndrome
April 22, 2022 -- A surgically implanted device that moves a person's tongue forward during sleep reduces sleep apnea severity in children with Down syndrome, according to a study published April 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery. Read More
Screen for sleep-disturbed breathing or risk lawsuits
March 18, 2022 -- Dentists need to screen adults and children for sleep-related breathing disorders or possibly face legal ramifications, according to a virtual session at the 2022 Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting that is being held March 17-19 in Atlanta. Read More
Screening for sleep-disordered breathing isn't just for adults
January 27, 2022 -- Sleep-disordered breathing, including abnormal episodes of breathing and snoring, can occur in children at any age, which is why they should be screened for the condition during routine dental exams, according to a presenter at the 2022 Yankee Dental Congress in Boston. Read More
Philips' recalled sleep apnea devices likely safe
January 5, 2022 -- Test results indicate certain recalled sleep and respiratory devices from Philips Respironics, a Royal Philips' subsidiary, do not appear to cause long-term health consequences, according to the company. Read More
Philips, FDA provide update on CPAP device recall
November 17, 2021 -- Royal Philips and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have provided updates on the voluntary recall notification for certain Philips Respironics sleep and respiratory care products, including bilevel positive airway pressure and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. Read More
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
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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
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 25-30
New York City, New York United States