Restorative dentists can now access short, animated videos to help visually explain airway-related conditions and procedures to patients chairside, to help set patients up for airway discussions, which leads to increased case acceptance and an enhanced patient co-discovery experience.

Adult Restricted Airway” and “Mouth Breathing” are the newest conditions added to Spear Online's expanding collection of airway-related Patient Education videos. The airway collection of videos, available to Spear Online members, also includes “Seattle Protocol” and “Nasal Breathing Therapy.” Additionally, “Pediatric Restricted Airway” is scheduled to be released by the end of the year.

Adult Restricted Airway: This video explains why proper breathing is necessary for an adult's health and well-being and why a dental provider plays a crucial role in identifying airway problems.

Mouth Breathing: This video explains how mouth breathing while asleep can lead to serious oral and overall health issues. If left untreated, mouth breathing can result in chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal issues, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and cardiovascular difficulties like high blood pressure and stroke.

These two new chairside videos can be shown on a tablet and be easily emailed or text-messaged to patients, so they have instructions accessible on their mobile device. Or print custom handouts for patients to take home. Spanish-language closed captioning is also available.

Find the new video resources by selecting the “Chairside” tab of the Patient Education page. They are among nearly 200 videos that include overviews of conditions, procedures, home care tips, pre-op, and post-op instructions for patients.

Included with membership to Spear Online, Patient Education videos empower patients to clearly visualize their conditions and feel like more active participants in the clinical co-discovery process, which enables dentists and their teams to reduce friction from chairside discussions and increase case acceptance.


Commenter's Profile Image Rasha K.
December 10th, 2020
great videos! my question is how treating a dental issue like tooth grinding can improve breathing? Thanks!