Two Significant Indicators of Sleep Apnea Include BMI and Neck Circumference

Dental Sleep Medicine education, instrumentation and in-office training company, Sleep Group Solutions discuss Sleep Apnea signs and symptoms and provide Dentists education on implementing a Sleep protocol. Upcoming CE lectures include Phoenix, Houston and Philadelphia.

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) February 11, 2014

Snoring, hypertension, acid reflux, high blood pressure and obesity, are common symptoms of the deadly sleep disorder, Sleep Apnea. Dentists from around the world are attending CE lectures on the topic to learn screening and treatment methods for patients who suffer, or are undiagnosed. Dental sleep medicine education, instrumentation, and in-office training company, Sleep Group Solutions, provides crucial training to dentists looking to implement treatment for Sleep Apnea. Upcoming dental lectures in Phoenix, Houston and Philadelphia are open for registration.

As covered in Sleep Group Solutions curriculum, a helpful tool in screening sleep apnea is calculating the patients BMI and neck circumference. Dr. Charles Kravitz, a Sleep Apnea Education Advocate in Ft. Lauderdale Florida mentions, “This ratio of height to weight will help assess whether patients are underweight, normal weight or overweight. The higher the BMI, the greater the risk of some diseases, including Sleep Apnea.” During the the 16-hour SGS lecture, dentists learn BMI and neck circumference correlations as well as various oral appliances, billing medical insurance, bite registrations, home sleep testing and working with physicians.

Through intense training from Sleep Group Solutions, Dentists are quickly becoming the first line of defense in screening and identifying sleep apnea patients. “With less than one percent of doctors trained in Sleep Medicine to help the 40 million people afflicted with SA, it is in the dentists best interest to provide care for these patients,” says Dr. Kravitz.

Upcoming Dental CE Lectures in Sleep include:

Indianapolis
Phoenix
NYC
Houston
Philadelphia
Miami

(more dates)

Other common symptoms and signs of OSA include acid reflux, irritability, morning headaches, high blood pressure, hypertension, scalloped tongue, and daytime fatigue. Identifying these correlations and seeking testing and treatment has proven to be life saving. “I am an advocate for sleep apnea awareness because, I have personally lost loved ones to this disorder, and I want to help others seek treatment,” says Dr. Charles Kravitz.

To learn more about screening patients for snoring and sleep apnea, attend a live lecture with Sleep Group Solutions, and learn your role. Sleepgs.com for a full schedule.

About Sleep Group Solution

Sleep Group Solutions is an airway diagnostic technology company serving the needs of physicians and dentists interested in screening, diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other upper airway disorders. Sleep Group Solutions offers the latest screening and diagnostic equipment solutions for patients with allergy, sinus congestion, rhinitis, deviated septum, nasal polyps, snoring and sleep apnea. SGS offers the most comprehensive dental sleep medicine CE seminars in the industry focused on teaching dentists the protocols needed to make the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea part of their practice. Sleep Group Solutions offers sleep study interpretation, oral appliances (Norad Boil & Bite, Respire), online directory 1800SleepLab.com and online marketing for CPAP Intolerant patients. SGS is the manufacturer of the Eccovision Systems Rhinometer and Pharyngometer, and offers Home Sleep Testing devices from Watermark Medical.


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