Restoratives & Cosmetics
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.
Zephyr partners with ProSomnus on sleep apnea products
February 13, 2020 -- Medical device company Zephyr Sleep Technologies and ProSomnus Sleep Technologies have partnered to market and sell each other's products for sleep apnea and snoring.
Leveling up on the oral-systemic link
January 28, 2020 -- Let's talk about the oral-systemic link. We've been working on it in dentistry for decades now, but we still have a tremendous and untapped opportunity happening in dental practices all over the world, writes Dr. David Rice. He explains what this opportunity is and what dentists need to do to help patients and the medical community.  Discuss
Want to improve sleep apnea? Trimming tongue fat may help
January 10, 2020 -- Reducing fat tongue may help improve obstructive sleep apnea symptoms, according to a new study published January 10 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to measure the effect of weight loss on the upper airway in obese patients, showing that a reduction in tongue fat lessened the severity of symptoms.  Discuss
New product: Glidewell releases sleep apnea device
August 13, 2019 -- Glidewell Dental has released a new mandibular advancement device for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
I'm a CPAP dropout: Why many lose sleep over apnea treatment
July 18, 2019 -- An estimated 18 million American adults have sleep apnea. The go-to treatment -- a CPAP machine -- offers a healthy, restful night’s sleep, but people often struggle to use it and as many as 50% stop using the device. However, the health effects of untreated sleep apnea can be serious. Following up with patients is key.  Discuss
Hot Topic
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
The Nuts and Bolts of Implant Dentistry
November 20
Syracuse, New York United States