Gloves Off: Why aren't you sleep screening?

Feb. 14, 2023
Sleep apnea is much more common than oral cancer. So why do so many dentists not bother to screen their patients, even though the ADA recommends it?

Do you screen for sleep apnea in your practice? Many dentists don’t.

If you are in that group of dental professionals, maybe you don’t know enough about sleep apnea … or you don’t know the process for screening … or maybe you aren’t trained to treat patients with sleep issues.

In this episode of Gloves Off, Dr. David Rice, chief editor of DentistryIQ, talks with Teresa DeNike about why it’s important to screen for sleep apnea, the effects sleep apnea has on oral-systemic health, and more. Teresa is the founder of Sleep Better NYC and is board certified in clinical sleep health with an expertise in sleep apnea.

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Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Through the Loupes newsletter, a publication of the Endeavor Business Media Dental Group. Read more articles and subscribe to Through the Loupes.