TMJ, Bruxism & Trigger Points – Medical Billing Q & A

Author: Rose Nierman, Founder & CEO of Nierman Practice Management It’s estimated that over 10 million American suffer from Temporomandibular (TMJ) pain. In chronic cases (over 3 months duration), dental practices treating TMJ disorder can help their patients...

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Linemen in College Football Should Be Educated on Sleep Apnea

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS Parents are always looking for ways to protect their children from harm even well into their college years and beyond. It’s understandable that you want to protect your child no matter what their age is. This is especially true for parents...

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There Are Predictors of Sleep Apnea in Adolescents

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder that affects about two to five percent of children. While there is some data out there about the risk factors associated with OSA in children and adults, we’re still lacking appropriate...

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Sleep in the Country

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS Forbes recently reported on a study conducted by the Tuck Sleep Foundation. In this study, 150 U.S. cities were ranked from best to worst places for sleep. What cities were listed at the top of the list for worst places for sleep? Atlanta was...

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Medical Insurance Reimbursement for All-on-4 Cases

Medical insurance reimbursement for All-on-4 cases has increased at record speed in the last few years.  If you’re placing bone grafts and implants or performing other surgeries, you may be wondering if it’s possible to get your patients' medical insurance to cover...

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Exercise and TMD Improvements

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS With temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD), oral appliance therapy or splints can help improve patients’ symptoms. And while it is common to recommend an oral appliance for treatment, are we missing out on another important aspect of...

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Stress Can Lead to Distress: How to Help Your Patients

Author: Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS We’ve all experienced stress in our lives. Whether it is frequent or infrequent, it is important to understand how to overcome stress before it leads to distress. It is even more pertinent to find out if your patients are suffering from...

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