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Choosing the Correct Nightguard: Let the Patient Decide

Dr. Jeff Rouse breaks down the 5 main categories of appliances for wear patients and how to help a patient select the best nightguard for their...

| 2 months ago
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Foundational Knowledge of Airway Starts With Knowing Why We Sleep

If you want to offer the best treatment for airway dysfunction, you must understand the reason we sleep and how profoundly it affects one's overall health.

| 6 months ago
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Supplemental Photographs For Airway Screening

Taking these 4 photos during an airway screening will help you make more accurate and comprehensive...

| 7 months ago
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Understanding and Recognizing Mouth Breathing

How can you explain to your patients the need to breath through the nose, not the mouth? This article offers research-based information to help clinicians...

| 10 months ago
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Non-Surgical Intervention To Open an Airway

Dr. Courtney Lavigne is proof that opening up an airway without surgery is possible and tremendously impactful.

| 1 year ago
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The Tongue's Role In Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Skeletal Growth and Development

Airway issues often begin in adolescence, so recognizing the signs early on is critical. This article describes the role of the tongue in such issues.

| 1 year ago
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Bite Records For a MAD In the Digital World

Dr. Kevin Kwiecien discusses advantages of taking digital bite records for mandibular advancement devices and steps for how to perfect this simple art.

| 1 year ago
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A Return Worth Investing In For Your Dental Career

What's the true value of investing in continuing education and seminars like Airway Prosthodontics? Dr. Jeff Rouse breaks it down.

| 1 year ago
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Punishment For "Needing" a MAD: Condemned To Suboptimal Treatment?

Treatment planning for patients with a mandibular advancement device involves a lot of complexities and compromises.

| 1 year ago
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Should Dentists Recommend Wearing Dentures During Sleep?

Years of research have shown the risks of wearing dentures to sleep, but its major airway benefits are worth considering.

| 1 year ago
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Defining Hypopnea: What's In a Number?

Developing a solid understanding and definition of hypopnea is key to strengthening links between medicine and dentistry.

| 1 year ago
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Nasal Breathing: Keystone to Oral and Systemic Health

Mouth breathing can have significant impacts on a patient's oral and systemic health.

| 1 year ago