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July 11, 2012

Topic: Efficacy of Oral devices for Sleep Apnea

The goal of this month’s webinar is to learn about the efficacy of oral devices in treating Sleep Apnea. This webinar will cover Research collected and studies done using an oral device for treating Sleep Apnea.

Upon completion the student should:

Understand what the efficacy of Oral Appliances in the treatment of snoring and OSA Short Term and Long term

Understand how an Oral device is effective in treating Sleep Apnea

Know what the statistics are in treating with an Oral Device

Dr. Lowder lectures to dentists and staff, as well as other interested groups, on Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD), dental rehabilitation procedures, splint therapy, and TM joint imaging techniques.

He has created a patient TMD screening protocol for dentists and physicians to enable rapid evaluation and diagnosis.

His current research interests include combining the benefits of splint therapy and biofeedback in the treatment of TM Disorders, and the viability of integrating user friendly articulator systems in the analysis of dental occlusion prior to major restorative dental treatment.

Dr. Lowder provides dental sleep medicine intraoral appliance therapy by physician referral at the Sleep-Wake Center at the University of Utah and at his private practice locations.

Honors and Awards
2003-Present, Trustee, Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy
2002-2003, President, Pierre Fauchard Academy, International
1998-2002, Trustee, Region 5, Pierre Fauchard Academy
2008-Present, ADA Evidence-based Champion
2004-Present, Fellow, International College of Dentists

Professional Education
1972-1976, D.D.S., University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1968-1972, B.S., Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

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June 27, 2012
raunchydangerfield:

The newest edition to our family, my dad’s CPAP machine!
ENTER SANDMAN.

WOW! Puritan Bennett. I have not seen a PAP machine from them for a long time!

raunchydangerfield:

The newest edition to our family, my dad’s CPAP machine!

ENTER SANDMAN.

WOW! Puritan Bennett. I have not seen a PAP machine from them for a long time!

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June 20, 2012
Sleep Tip!

There are a lot of people who want to do a sleep study, but are nervous or scared of the sleep labs. And know one can blame them, I don’t think anyone is excited to have wires placed all over and have someone watch you sleep? But, what most people don’t know is that there are at home sleep study equipment. In fact, most sleep labs carry this equipment. Should having a sleep study in the lab be something that causes you anxiety, talk to your doctor about the possibility of doing an at home study. 

For more info on sleep, sleep tips, and other health issues check out:

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http://sleepandwellness.net/
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May 29, 2012

Tracy Dunn MOL, BS,RPSGT, CRT talks to us about the current treatment options for those who have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. 

For more info on sleep, sleep tips, and other health issues check out:

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May 29, 2012
verituna:

waitingonthecure:

this makes me smile; is it weird i find it beautiful?

Love it. I’m so excited for my pump!

I love to see the support that is out there. Things like this where people are not going to let their condition define them and hold them back. We should get some people with CPAP/BiPAP doing this! 
Do you have a CPAP/BiPAP/APAP/ASV any type of pap therapy? What do you say we get some pictures?

verituna:

waitingonthecure:

this makes me smile; is it weird i find it beautiful?

Love it. I’m so excited for my pump!

I love to see the support that is out there. Things like this where people are not going to let their condition define them and hold them back. We should get some people with CPAP/BiPAP doing this! 

Do you have a CPAP/BiPAP/APAP/ASV any type of pap therapy? What do you say we get some pictures?

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May 17, 2012
It Rains On My Face

oldbrokenmom:

Seriously. 

I love my CPAP.  I like breathing all night. And actually getting sleep. Really.  But when it is cold in the house the moisture in the air from the attached humidifier condenses as it comes from exhalation port and forms a mini rain cloud over my face.  

So it rains on my face like in a cartoon.

Which is why I am up so early today.

This is a very common issue with PAP therapy. Check out our webpage, we have a video going over humidification and your PAP device. One thing to do off the bat is insulate the tube. Cover it with your bedding or you can even purchase covers to help minimize the rain out! 

Hope this helps oldbrokenmom.

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May 16, 2012
Discover Sleep- CPAP Support!

Hey everyone, just posted our new video on our discover sleep website. David Hendrickson from Fisher Paykel talks to us about Humidification with your CPAP machine. Go ahead and sign up for a free membership to explore the website and view articles and videos about sleep and other health issues. 

http://www.letsdiscoversleep.com/

Take care! 

Alex Jones RCP
Technical Education Coordinator 

May 3, 2012
May Webinar

Finishing up the edits on May’s Webinar. Looking forward to seeing you guys there. This Tuesday! Still time to sign up! Link below. 

http://shop.americansleepacademy.com/career-development/technician-programs/student-live.html

Next month’s is on Oral Devices for treatment of OSA. 

April 13, 2012
Sleep Tip!

Having trouble adjusting to CPAP? Though CPAP is the gold standard for treating OSA it is not for everyone. There are other options for treatment such as: BiPAP, APAP, and even some surgeries have shown to improve one’s condition. Talk with your PCP or Sleep Specialist about what options might be suitable for you.

For more info on sleep, sleep tips, and other health issues check out:

http://americansleepandbreathingacademy.com/
http://sleepandwellness.net/
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April 11, 2012
A Dream Like Mine: I slept with the CPAP machine

redcloud:

I had to take it off partway through the night. That’s okay. I’ll get used to it.

I woke up several times. That’s okay. It was probably less than every three minutes, like it would be without it.

But I had a dream, kind of, sort of… and I am not kidding in the least about this: Oh, man, the…

I love reading positive posts like this dealing with CPAP and other treatments of OSA. 

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