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The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Other Health Conditions

Author: Dr. Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS Untreated sleep apnea is dangerous and when it goes untreated, it can lead to a variety of health complications. From an increased risk of cardiovascular disease to diabetes, health complications associated with sleep apnea should...

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The Importance of TMD for the DSM Practice

Author: Rose Nierman, Nierman Practice Management CEO “Once you see it, you can’t unsee it”, was a common and powerful assertion at a recent seminar on TMD for the Dental Sleep Medicine practitioner. Classic oral signs such as abfractions, tongue scalloping, facial...

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Dental Problems that May Affect Sleep

People often think that dental problems do not have any impact on their sleep. The truth is that there are quite a few dental problems which can directly interfere with your sleep. And if they are you should be seeing one of the nicest family dentist to help get it...

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Adherence Matters With Sleep Apnea and Hospital Readmission

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS Minimizing hospital readmission is a top priority, but we might not always be successful in achieving this goal. In a new study, researchers looked at obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. It suggests that non-adherence to treatment of...

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Three Ways that Medical Billing Benefits a Dental Practice

Author: Rose Nierman, Nierman Practice Management CEO 1. Receive higher case acceptance: With the help of medical insurance, many patients can move forward with needed treatments. 2. Save dental insurance benefits for tooth related procedures: Since most dental...

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Dental Sleep Medicine Market Continues to Grow

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS I’ve shared information like this before and I will keep sharing it. The dental sleep medicine market is growing and is continuing to grow year after year! If you’ve been hemming and hawing about whether or not you should complete...

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Getting Paid for Imaging

Author: Rose Nierman, Nierman Practice Management CEO Getting paid for imaging for medically necessary exams and imaging is the starting point for medical insurance billing.  A head, neck, and facial exam including upper airway screening and panorex are routinely...

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