Running Time: 54 minutes
Treating sleep disorders is the #1 clinical area of interest in dentistry today. It is estimated that 80 Million Americans suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). To help you successfully incorporate dental sleep medicine in your practice Gary invited his friend Steve Wick as a guest on the Thriving Dentist Show. In this information-packed interview Gary and Steve discuss; the very personal story that motivated Steve to write his book Kicking the Bear Out of the Bedroom; Snoring and Sleep Apnea, the Not So Silent Killers, why Dentists with the proper training are well suited to successfully treat OSA, facts about the incident of sleep apnea and snoring in the general population, date from a study that reported that loud snoring can reduce life expectancy by 10 years, the health risks associated with OSA, the societal cost of untreated OSA in the US at $150 Billion per year, the challenges of compliance with CPAP as a treatment option, specific tips to get started with incorporating dental sleep medicine in your practice, 4 simple questions to ask your patients to identify existing patients in your practice suffering from OSA. This information can make a massive difference in your practice and it’s possible that this information can help you save lives!
As a special perk for our listeners, Steve is providing Module #1 of his digital course on Dental Sleep Medicine.