Better Sleep Can Save Lives On The Road

July, 2018

Distracted Driving Laws Still Have a Way to Go

Sleep-deprived drivers pose similar risks on the road as drivers distracted by smartphones, but most state’s laws don’t reflect this danger, argues a dental sleep medicine practitioner.

So far, 47 states have passed laws that ban texting while driving, and many have taken this concept a step further, explicitly banning drivers from using handheld devices. Georgia is the latest state to follow suit. The “Hands-Free Georgia Act,” which went into effect on July 1, comes with many nuances, but in general motorists will be prohibited from holding a cell phone or other electronic device while behind the wheel…

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This 4th of July Celebrate Sleep! | The New York Times

July, 2018

I Learned I Have Sleep Apnea. It’s More Serious Than Many People Realize.


Credit Chris Youssef

There are many treatment options for a problem that can be downright deadly.

One of the lighter moments along my journey to receiving a sleep apnea diagnosis was learning that “heroic snoring” is a clinical term. It sounds more like an oddball super power — snores that can be clearly heard through walls. Many of us have such a snorer in our lives, and some endure the disruption it causes nightly…

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The Progressive Dentist

June, 2018

Dental sleep guru Dr. Steve Carstensen joins SleepArchiTx Advisory Board

Newport Beach, CA: SleepArchiTx, the only 360° end-to-end dental sleep program, announced that Steve Carstensen, DDS, FAGD, D.ABDSM, has joined the SleepArchiTx Advisory Board. Dr. Carstensen, well-known as an expert in Dental Sleep Medicine, has been treating sleep apnea and snoring since 1998….

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Sleep Review Magazine

March 14, 2018

American Dental Association Adopts Policy on Dentistry’s Role in Sleep-Disordered Breathing

The ADA says dentists should be screening their patients for sleep apnea and should be the professionals who make oral appliances.

In October, 2017, the American Dental Association (ADA) on dentistry’s role in treating sleep-breathing disorders including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It emphasizes that all dentists should…

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Sleep Education Consortium Dental Sleep Medicine Conference

February, 6 2018

The Growing Role of the Dentist in Sleep Disorders Medicine: Integrating the Dentist into the Medical Treatment Team

SleepArchiTx proudly sponsors Sleep Education Consortium’s Dental Sleep Medicine Conference, February 16-17 in Austin, TX.

Gain the knowledge you need to address your patient’s sleep concerns in a three day comprehensive course tailored to provide dental professionals with the essentials to build their dental practice in this evolving area of dentistry.

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American Dental Association News Release

October, 31 2017

October 31, 2017 – Sleep-related breathing disorder treatment outlined in new policy

Atlanta — Dentists are the only health care provider with the knowledge and expertise to provide oral appliance therapy, according to Resolution 17H-2017 passed by the ADA House of Delegates at ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting.

The Council on Dental Practice developed the policy using an evidence brief researched by the Council on Scientific Affairs. Both actions were a result of a 2015 resolution calling for the development of the policy…

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American Dental Association News Release

October, 23 2017

ADA Adopts Policy on Dentistry’s Role in Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Similar Disorders

CHICAGO, October 23, 2017 — The House of Delegates approved an American Dental Association (ADA) policy statement addressing dentistry’s role in sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD), developed as a result of a 2015 resolution calling for the action.
The adopted policy emphasizes that “dentists are the only health care provider with the knowledge and expertise to provide oral appliance therapy (OAT).”
SRDBs are a set of potentially serious…

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