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Study: Older patients should be tested for sleep apnea
May 14, 2018 -- Do you test your older patients for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? The researchers of a new study suggest you should, as they surveyed more than 1,000 older patients and found they are often at high risk for OSA.  Discuss
Ortoplus Group accepts Planmeca Emerald scans
April 18, 2018 -- Orthodontic manufacturer Ortoplus Group has begun accepting scans from the Planmeca Emerald intraoral scanner.  Discuss
Sleep apnea device gets FDA clearance
February 28, 2018 -- The Center for Craniofacial & Dental Sleep Medicine has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Meridian PM oral appliance to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring.  Discuss
New product: SleepArchiTx launches sleep disorders program
February 22, 2018 -- CHICAGO - SleepArchiTx has introduced a new program at this week's Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting to screen and treat patients with sleep disorders.  Discuss
Implantable sleep apnea system has 1st U.S. case
February 5, 2018 -- Medical technology company Respicardia announced the first commercial case of the company's sleep apnea system.
Study: Sleep apnea increases risk of stroke recurrence
January 26, 2018 -- Stroke survivors who also have sleep apnea are more likely to experience another stroke or even die, according to study presented this week at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference. The researchers highlighted several risk factors in their presentation.  Discuss
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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