Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that can have a number of negative consequences on your health, including daytime fatigue, high blood pressure, and heart disease. If you have sleep apnea, you may stop breathing repeatedly during sleep. This can deprive your body of oxygen and lead to a number of other health problems.
Dentists can play a vital role in helping patients with sleep apnea. Many dentists are trained to diagnose and treat sleep apnea, and they can also provide patients with oral appliances.
If you are a dentist who is interested in starting to help patients with sleep apnea, here are a few things you can do:
- Educate yourself about sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy. You can do this by taking continuing education courses, attending conferences, and reading articles and books on the topic.
- Invest in the necessary equipment. This may include 3D scanning devices and/or a machine for making custom oral appliances.
- Let your patients know that you offer sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment. You can do this by promoting your services on your website, in your office, and in the community.
- Network with other healthcare professionals, such as physicians and sleep specialists. This can help you to refer patients to each other and provide your patients with the best possible care.
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