Technology Can Help You Streamline Medical Billing

Technology Can Help You Streamline Medical Billing

Did you know that 90% of claim denials from medical insurance are preventable? Medical billing is perhaps the most important activity in a dental sleep medicine practice. Whether your office outsources medical billing or bills in-house, technology simplifies the task...

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Bill Medical Insurance for Dental Sleep Apnea Appliances

Bill Medical Insurance for Dental Sleep Apnea Appliances

Great news! Most medical insurance plans reimburse for dental practices for oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  Since there are no specific dental codes available for oral appliances, dental offices must learn how to bill medical insurance for...

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Why Introduce Trigger Point Injections to Your Practice?

Why Introduce Trigger Point Injections to Your Practice?

Why introduce Trigger Point injections (TPI) to your practice? As you know, muscle aches and pains tend to follow people throughout their lives. Myofascial or craniofacial pain and related trigger points can be especially persistent and can occur after exercise, as a...

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Integrating Dental to Medical Collaboration

Integrating Dental to Medical Collaboration

When it comes to sleep medicine every patient is different and treatment needs to be individualized to optimize success, which can add to an already complicated process. Integrating a successful dental to medical collaboration between dentists and physicians ensures...

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Sleep Deprivation Sensitizes Jaw Muscles

Sleep Deprivation Sensitizes Jaw Muscles

Author: Mayoor, Patel, DDS, MS In yet another study we are introduced to a relationship between sleep and pain. While we have talked about this connection before, I think it is worth noting this study and what has been said. Researchers stated that it is unknown...

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Low Adherence to CPAP Therapy in Patients with PTSD

Low Adherence to CPAP Therapy in Patients with PTSD

Approximately 80 percent of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have at least one comorbid psychiatric disorder. The most common comorbid disorders include depression, alcohol and drug abuse, and other anxiety disorders. In a study from Dove Press, the...

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How Does CBD Help with Chronic Pain

How Does CBD Help with Chronic Pain

CBD has become a popular therapeutic drug, offering relief for chronic pain and more. But how does CBD help with pain, and what's the best way to use it to manage chronic pain? Understand how CBD works and what it can do for pain management. What is CBD Oil? CBD is...

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The Deeper Connection Between Migraines, Sleep Apnea, and TMD

The Deeper Connection Between Migraines, Sleep Apnea, and TMD

A previous study published in Medscape that I found interesting looked at the connection between migraines and sleep apnea. This study suggests that patients with migraines, especially chronic, are at an increased risk for sleep disturbances. About 37% of patients...

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Jaw Pain and Sleep

Jaw Pain and Sleep

If a patient is suffering from jaw pain, how do they get comfortable and sleep at night? This is often a common question from patients who are struggling to get that good night’s rest every night. Getting a good night’s rest is important for the healing process. Here...

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Help Patients Understand Their Risk for TMD

Help Patients Understand Their Risk for TMD

If you’ve ever woken up with a sore jaw or constant headaches, you know just how uncomfortable it can be. These problems, as well as tense muscles, are often the result of bruxism, or teeth grinding. Therefore, it is important for patients to understand if they are at...

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