Bill Medical for Sleep Apnea Appliances

Bill Medical for Sleep Apnea Appliances

Great news! Many medical insurance plans reimburse for oral appliances for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In order to gain reimbursement, the insurer will require a copy of a sleep study with a diagnosis of OSA. They also will request a narrative report from the...
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...
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...
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...
Low Adherence to CPAP Therapy in Patients with PTSD

Low Adherence to CPAP Therapy in Patients with PTSD

Author: Dr. Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS 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...