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Tip Tuesday: It Starts with Screening Your Patients

It Starts with Screening Your Patients

What is the purpose of screening patients in-office?

 

The purpose of screening all existing and new patients for underdeveloped mandible and maxilla, diminished airway, and resulting conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is to ensure that patients who are struggling with these issues receive the help that they need.

Many patients may not be aware of the seriousness of these conditions and how their overall health is being impacted. Patients may have one symptom or they may have many of them. They may not know that help is available.

 

Another Reminder:

The ADA lists several roles dentists should play in screening. This list includes the following duties:

  • Assessment of patient risk for sleep-breathing disorders as part of a comprehensive medical and dental history
  • Referral of affected patients to appropriate physicians
  • Evaluation of the use of oral appliance therapy and providing it for mild and moderate OSA when CPAP fails
  • Identification and addressing of the side effects of oral appliance therapy
  • Communication of patients’ treatment progress with referring physicians and other healthcare providers

Questions to think about:

  • Where are our screening forms?
  • What should we be saying in hygiene to review these forms with the patient?
  • Is everyone being screened daily in our office? Are we consistent in our execution?

 

If you want to learn more, bring your team to the airway integration tour in a city near you!

 

Please reach out to your practice advisor with any questions you have. We’re here to help!

You’re Invited!

Come and celebrate the grand opening of our Vivos Institute in Denver, Colorado, on August 5–7!

 

What: Vivos Institute Grand Opening
When: August 5-7th
Where: The Vivos Institute
7001 Tower Road
Denver, CO 80249

This exciting three-day event features an outstanding roster of industry experts delivering high-level courses on sleep and airway, leadership, practice management, myofunctional therapy, and more! 

Interested in learning more about TMD & Airway? Then join us for this exciting course during our Grand Opening event!

 

Keep Calm and Go to Vegas

Book your flights ASAP! The Breathing Wellness Conference is here!

We’re excited to host this incredible event at Caesar’s Palace.

Bring your whole team for a fun-filled getaway on October 20–23!

Agenda and Accommodation Information Coming Soon

The Missing Puzzle Piece 

 

Have you heard the news? Now you can enroll your patients in myofunctional therapy right from your Aire account! With just one click, you can offer your patients myofunctional therapy via telemedicine technology.

Do You Have Questions About Treatment Planning?

 

Don’t miss this week’s webinar: Treatment Planning with an AI Report!

Join us as our Airway Intelligence team walks through all the details, tips, and tricks for treatment planning!

Friday, July 30

1 p.m. MDT

A Round of Applause 

Thank you to all of our wonderful VIPs and their teams who attended our Airway Integration Tour training in Philadelphia and Charlotte! We hope you had as much fun as we did; we can’t wait to hear about all the lives you are going to change. 

We loved seeing you in Charlotte and Philadelphia!