Billing: The Final Piece of the Dental Sleep Medicine Puzzle

  Medical codes, which are typically seldom used by dentists, are now providing the missing link to make payment for life-saving medical services become simpler and quicker for dental professionals. A dentist or a dental auxiliary has two options for benefiting by using medical codes. They can learn the codes, the system and the protocol…

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Sleep Apnea and the Risk to Pregnant Women

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is estimated to occur about twice as often in men than in women. However, it is found that pregnancy does increase the risk and instance of sleep-disordered breathing. Experts suggest that the condition can arise as the result of changing hormones and physiology in pregnancy (e.g.- Certain hormones are found to…

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5 Things Dentists Should Know About Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a dangerous disease that takes a serious toll the body over a long period of time with a variety of health complications that include but are not limited to hypertension, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. The disease is particularly destructive because sleep is an essential part of anyone’s health, influencing hormone…

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