A cornerstone of my business philosophy is utilizing technological advancements and opportunities to improve and grow dental and orthodontic practices and businesses. Whether that means making better use of your web practices or your actual dental equipment, taking advantage of the improved efficiency of new technology is an absolute must. This is exactly why I’m a huge supporter and proponent of DEXIS—because digital radiography is a vastly improved technology that not only improves clinical technology over film but it is also more cost effective for most practices. I highly recommend using the calculator on their website and reading about the technology to determine if this is an effective product for your practice.
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Last year, Dental Products Report did a write-up on sleep apnea in which I outlined basic facts about the condition and its role in the developments of dental sleep medicine. Sleep apnea is a high-risk condition that affects approximately 24% of men and 9% of women in the U.S. – comprising of almost 50.4 million people. 75% of the sufferers of this condition go undiagnosed.
The important thing to keep in mind about sleep apnea is that it’s treatable. The main treatments for the condition include:
- Custom-made sleep apnea devices such as SomnoDent
- Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure (CPAP) Machines, which use a mask that provides air through the night to keep the airway open.
- Ear and throat surgery to clear the airway.
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