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Why Do We Sleep?
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Why Do We Sleep?

With airway as an increasing focus in dentistry, it's important to understand why our patients deserve 7-8 hours of restful sleep a night.

| 5 days ago
Airway, Sleep and Respiratory Reflux
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Airway, Sleep and Respiratory Reflux

Learn a new perspective on reflux and the possible triggering mechanisms that occur during sleep.

| 3 months ago
Watch the ‘Seattle Protocol’ in Action
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Watch the ‘Seattle Protocol’ in Action

In the new Spear Online course, 'Seattle Protocol Chairside Demonstration,' Dr. Jeff Rouse provides a live chairside demonstration of the six steps of the...

| 3 months ago
Should Dentists Screen for Sleep Related Disorders?
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Should Dentists Screen for Sleep Related Disorders?

Learn more about the HR pulse oximeter and cardiopulmonary coupling unit (CPC), which are both cost-effective and non-invasive options to treat airway...

| 3 months ago
Dr. Michael Gunson joins Spear Resident Faculty, 'Esthetics’ Seminar
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Dr. Michael Gunson joins Spear Resident Faculty, 'Esthetics’ Seminar

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Michael Gunson brings a unique clinical perspective to Resident Faculty and the 'Interdisciplinary Management of Esthetic...

| 4 months ago
The First Step of Airway Implementation: Just Do It
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The First Step of Airway Implementation: Just Do It

In airway prosthodontics, you may ask: 'How do I implement all of this stuff?' Dr. TJ Imm's answer is always the same: 'You just have to do it.'

| 4 months ago
How NAC Can Help Improve Airway Function
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How NAC Can Help Improve Airway Function

NAC is an antioxidant drug that can relieve nighttime nasal congestion and, as a result, ease adverse airway symptoms.

| 6 months ago
How Can a Patient's Overall Health Offer Clues To Potential Airway Issues?
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How Can a Patient's Overall Health Offer Clues To Potential Airway Issues?

What can your patient's preexisting conditions and physiology tell you about their airway health?

| 7 months ago
Choosing the Correct Nightguard: Let the Patient Decide
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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...

| 9 months ago
Foundational Knowledge of Airway Starts With Knowing Why We Sleep
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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.

| 1 year ago
Supplemental Photographs For Airway Screening
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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...

| 1 year ago
Understanding and Recognizing Mouth Breathing
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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...

| 1 year ago