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Seven Things You Need to Know About Sleep and Airway Health

Volume 14, Issue 1

Chairside Live Episode 120: Saving Lives with Sleep Appliances

Episodes

Dr. DiTolla talks with Dr. Todd Morgan, a leading authority on snoring and obstructive sleep apnea treatment, to discuss everything from their time practicing together to Dr. Morgan’s first sleep appliance he improvised for his father before he got started in dental sleep medicine. In this episode’s Case of the Week, Dr. DiTolla praises a doctor’s preparation and impression that led to a successful case for the laboratory, doctor and patient.

Chairside Live Episode 112: Exclusive Interview with Dr. Louis Malcmacher

Episodes

On this episode, Dr. DiTolla sits down with dental sleep medicine expert Dr. Louis Malcmacher to discuss the connection between bruxism and obstructive sleep apnea. Tune in to see which techniques these clinicians use to quantify how much a patient may or may not be bruxing. In this episode’s Case of the Week, Dr. DiTolla shows how BruxZir® Solid Zirconia can be used to cover up tetracycline-stained teeth.

Chairside Live Episode 109: Exclusive Interview with Dr. Erin Elliott

Episodes

On this episode, Dr. DiTolla sits down with Dr. Erin Elliott, a dentist who transformed her practice by treating obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Tune in and see how this Idaho clinician got her entire team involved in encouraging affected patients to seek this treatment. In this episode’s Case of the Week, Dr. DiTolla highlights how digital technology is helping both the lab and dentists work with preparations that have severe undercuts. Watch Episode 109 of Chairside Live now!

Why Are You Prescribing Bruxism Appliances?

Volume 10, Issue 3

Introduction Bruxism is one of the most common dental diseases, with one in every three patients coming into the office having some form of bruxism.1 Even though bruxism is so common, it is still one of the least understood dental problems. Certainly every dentist knows that bruxism is co-morbid with temporomandibular disorders (TMD), orofacial pain […]

The Dentist’s Involvement in Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Volume 5, Issue 4

It has been estimated that 60 million Americans snore and at least 18 million suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The most common signs of OSA are snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness. Because patients visit their dentists on a more regular basis than any other health care professional, we have an excellent opportunity to educate, […]

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