Tip Tuesday: Medical Billing in the Dental Sleep Practice

What is preventing you from helping your patients faster and more efficiently? Don’t let record uploads slow down your practice. Finding it difficult to upload records? Are you confused by what you need?

Call your practice advisor or the help desk at (720) 399-9322 and we can help you!

Medical Billing in the Dental Sleep Practice: Myths and Obstacles to Payment

Dentists throughout the U.S. have avoided using medical billing at their practices. However, 88 percent of dentists are worried about their patients’ ability to pay for services. And while Americans are required to have medical insurance, more than 130 million of them lack dental coverage. It’s no wonder that many people have put off dental care—so much so that the CDC estimates that the U.S. loses $6 billion in productivity because of oral health issues.

So, why aren’t all dentists using medical billing at their practice to help with payment? Perhaps the greatest obstacle to dentists in medical billing is a lack of knowledge. There are many myths and misconceptions about medical billing. While many are easily avoided, they may prevent dentists from implementing medical billing in their practices and from succeeding with medical reimbursements for their services. Read our new blog to explore six of the most common myths that have prevented dental practices from diving into medical billing.

Want to learn more? Dr. Farrugia will be teaching a two-day medical billing course/workshop at TVI on August 5 and 6, 2022. For more information and registration, visit www.cezoom.com/registration/?conf=1230

Dr. Chris Farrugia, DDS, DABSB

Dr. Farrugia practices TMD and dental sleep medicine in Destin, Florida. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep and Breathing, a published author, and a recognized expert on medical billing. 

Amazing Add-On Features in AireO2

Did you know that there are incredible add-on features in AireO2 that can be integrated with everyday use in your offices to help with efficiency and ease of use? We are bringing these additional items conveniently to you— all in one place! How amazing is that? Here are a few of our favorites:

Appointment Reminders

Ensure that patients always know when they have a scheduled appointment with set time intervals for SMS (text) messages to go out!

Integrated Fax

AireO2 has partnered with SFax to get your faxes where they need to go with the content you want included. This means you can send faxes directly from your AireO2 database!


There’s no need to sign up for another system to communicate with your patients while staying within HIPPA guidelines. You can use blueTeleMed to communicate directly with them!

Get 20% OFF Cases in June

Have you been putting off Vivos treatment for your loved ones because you couldn’t afford it? Throughout June, get 20% off 7 cases! If you’re a BIS client, we’ll also waive the fees of 5+ of the cases.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help your loved ones get the care they need!

New Informed Consent for Oral Appliance Therapy Form

We have updated our consent form for Oral Appliance Therapy to include the mmRNA. We recommend that you review this with your malpractice carrier if you have any concerns. This form has also been added to the LMS and to VivosAire. If you have any additional questions reach out to your Practice Advisor or our Help Desk.

Save the Date: Breathing Wellness Conference will be in Cancun on October 26-29!

Get your passport and sunglasses ready! This year’s Breathing Wellness Conference is in Cancun, Mexico!

You don’t want to miss our excellent speakers, including Matthew Walker and James Hunter! Matthew Walker is an English scientist, professor of neuroscience,  and psychology, and author of Why We Sleep. James Hunter is the author of The Servant.

We have a special lineup of educational opportunities developed especially for our Vivos Integrated Providers and their teams. Soak up the sun and essential tips about leadership, sleep, and wellness at the conference in October!

Next Stops: New Orleans and Raleigh, NC!

Vivos Caravan

Here’s why you need to attend the Airway Integration Tour!

  • Earn CE credits
  • Participate in team-building exercises
  • Improve your patient experience
  • Increase case acceptance
  • Provide a better understanding of each person’s role, responsibility, and importance
  • Reduce patient visits with increased productivity
  • Network with other VIPs

Don’t take it from us! Take it from our attendees from Sacramento!


We are visiting 25 cities across the US!

Join us and bring your team for an informative and team-building training event that will help you transform your practice! Click the link below for a location near you.

Your Opinion Matters!

At The Vivos Institute, we strive to provide all VIPS and their teams with top-of-the-line education. Your feedback is extremely important and helps us cater our training to your needs. Please fill out the survey below to help us get a better understanding of what additional training you would like to see.

AIS Updates: How to create a patient in VivosAire


 Creating a Patient in Aire can seem difficult.  We have provided a short video to walk you through this process.  This video is also located in your MyAbsorb.  If you need additional assistance reach out to our team at the Help Desk.


Best Practices:

  1. Have all your records in one location when you are ready to upload
  2. Review which records are required to submit a case

Join Us for Invaluable In-Person Training at the Vivos Institute!


Our Second Vivos Captain Graduation Team

Come and learn how to be the driver of integration in a practice.

Sessions 1–3 Practical


Our Live Practical Course is available to all Vivos VIPs who have completed Sessions 1–3 virtually. This is a hands-on course where you will review everything learned from Sessions 1–3, go through the record process as a patient, and take the records as the doctor. You will also get hands-on training with Vivos guides and the DNA/mRNA appliances.

Check out exciting upcoming events and webinars on our Thursday email from The Vivos Institute!

New Webinars Coming This Week!

Integrative Dentistry
June 11th, 2022

Have you noticed that increasing numbers of our patients use natural products, alternative medicine therapies, essential oils, and herbs to counteract health issues? Have you noticed common systemic health issues that connect with sleep and that the typical “pill for an ill ” dogma in medicine involves drug regimens that often carry significant side effects?

This hands-on workshop-hosted and taught by Dr. Amv Dayries will help you support your patients and generate income opportunities for your increased practice growth.

Hygiene Presents: Being Prepared In Your Operatory
June 9th 2022

This webinar was designed with the hygienist’s operatory in mind. We will review the literature to be prepared within your operatory (quick reference guides), the patient presentation kit, and successful dialogue and verbiage.

AIS Presents: Treatment Planning with AI Report
June 10, 2022

This course will provide insight on how to review, interpret, and understand the AI report and key elements that are crucial to treatment planning a case successfully understand:


  • The importance of a dental diagnosis when doing sleep dentistry
  • How to review each slide of the AI report
  • Comprehensive dentistry that may include other health care professionals

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