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Obstructive Sleep Apnea’s Connections with Clinical Dentistry.

A new interesting article has been published in Sleep Med Clin. 2018 Dec;13(4):521-529. doi: 10.1016/j.jsmc.2018.07.004. Review and titled:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea’s Connections with Clinical Dentistry.

Authors of this article are:

Carstensen S.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Adding airway services to a dental practice disrupts scheduling, examinations, treatment planning, billing, and team roles. Problems connected with the airway can be addressed with more precise therapy and better prognosis while building confidence between the patient and the dental team. Each team member must understand the connections between airway problems and patient health and be able to talk about it with confidence. If the entire team supports the inclusion of airway therapy into the service mix, patients will feel well cared for and rewards to the office will be plentiful.

Check out the article’s website on Pubmed for more information:

This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Airway;Apnea;Disruption;Medical decision-making;Office systems;Oral appliances;Team growth;Treatment planning


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