Dental Sleep Medicine Study Group
A doctor seemed puzzled at the sleep medicine conference over the fact that sleep apnea is more prevalent in older males but self reporting drops.
I was puzzled at his puzzlement. I’m guessing he was young and/or his wife/partner had never tried to give him a hint.
Men will not self report issues, as much as we are not very good at taking hints.
I wonder if this contributes to the fact that men’s life expectancy is historically lower than women’s?
This is one of those rare times that two of my my passions, dentistry and mental health awareness, interconnect. I am spending the weekend at the annual conference for the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). I'll have more to write as a wrap up on my...
Clonazepam was brought up a few times in the lecture on bruxism at the AADSM by Dr. Gilles Lavigne as a treatment option. So that's what happened! I just managed to put 2 and 2 together. This is only anecdotal of course, but anecdotal may help researchers. I mention...
Dental Sleep Medicine
This is just an introduction into Axiom’s Dental Sleep Medicine Playlist and Blog.
Who am I? I’m Chris. Nice to meet you.
Who am I to be creating a blog and posting articles about DSM? It is not like I am a doctor or an expert. I do, however, have a background in Journalism from The University of Miami, Coral Gables.
My first job after college was as a health writer for the website that would become WebMD. Even before that, I would peruse medical articles for ones that I could translate for a general audience. That’s what I’ll be doing here.
The Hard/Soft Nightguard
Who doesn’t want more easy money for their practice? Demand, and the new technology, makes it easy.
One doctor reported that 80% of his patients should be wearing a nightguard. Another doctor said most. How about you and your patients?
Doctors got away from nightguards because of the time and trouble involved in the fitting. A scan, new materials and new processes make the fitting process simple.
An Introduction to the D-SAD
The D-SAD, for snoring, is simply one of the best products on the market. I use it. Here. I introduce it and explain a little bit about it.