What ’s New at ALD 2020? The First “Laser 101” Full-Day Session

Coral Springs, FL – November 25, 2019 – The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), recently announced its first “Lasers 101” full day educational track at the upcoming 27th annual conference and exhibition, April 2-4 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego.Specifically, the “Lasers 101” track is a day pass program entitled “So You Got a Laser. Now What?” This program will take place on Saturday, April 4th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. According to ALD executive director, Gail Siminovsky, CAE, “This learning track is designed to excite clinicians interested in expl oring laser dentistry or those who may be on the fence about it. By taking this course, clinicians put themselves in the driver’s seat with confidence when it comes to evaluating lasers clinically and using them. It’s another example of ALD’s innovative approach to laser education”.Here ’s the “So You Got a Laser. Now What?” program at a glance:3 expert speakers:Michael Cataldo, CEO of Convergent Lasers. “Return on Your Laser Investment”Dr. Juliana Barros, “Let the Light Shine: A Brighter Day at the Office”Dr.  Shalizah Patel, “Laser Protocols: Let the Evidence Guide You”Unbiased, scientifically relevant practical information6 CE creditsFull access to exhibit hallBreakfast and Lunch includedPanel discussionOnly $695 per attendee**This program is FREE when you register for the entire ALD 20...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing has greatly increased in the geriatric population.Recent FindingsThe pathophysiology of sleep-disordered breathing for this population varies from younger populations due to consequences of aging such as loss of neuromuscular tone, soft tissue hypertrophy, and tissue laxity. The importance of treating obstructive sleep apnea is obvious as it is linked to detrimental cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risks with additional effects on quality of life.SummaryTreatment of older patients is best met by evaluating their goals of treatment and meeting it with o...
Source: Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Crouzon syndrome is an autosomal dominant inheritance that affects the FGFR2 receptors, manifesting as craniosynostosis of the coronal and sagittal sutures. This clinical case reports the treatment of 47-year-old patient C.A.P. whose main complaint was related to obstructive sleep apnea. He reported other syndromic characteristics such as phonetic difficulty, respiratory and masticatory pain, bilateral pain in the temporomandibular joint, and headaches. Clinically, maxillary hypoplasia was observed, associated with exophthalmos and mandibular prognathism.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: von Kodolitsch Y, Demolder A, Girdauskas E, Kaemmerer H, Kornhuber K, Muino Mosquera L, Morris S, Neptune E, Pyeritz R, Rand-Hendriksen S, Rahman A, Riise N, Robert L, Staufenbiel I, Szöcs K, Vanem TT, Linke SJ, Vogler M, Yetman A, De Backer J Abstract Introduction: The revised Ghent nosology presents classical features of Marfan syndrome. However, behind its familiar face, Marfan syndrome hides less well-known features.Areas covered: The German Marfan Organization listed unusual symptoms and clinical experts reviewed the literature on clinical features of Marfan syndrome not listed in the Ghent nosol...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
Conclusions:We describe data-driven ISI profiles in veterans with OSA. Older age was associated with lower insomnia and daytime symptom complaints whereas psychological comorbidities were related to more severe insomnia. Caution should be used in interpreting the ISI score in individuals with OSA because a subset had elevated total scores without insomnia.Citation:Wallace DM, Wohlgemuth WK. Predictors of Insomnia Severity Index profiles in United States veterans with obstructive sleep apnea.J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(12):1827–1837.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Treating psychiatric patients for sleep disturbances can lead to improvements in their quality of life and mental health, but few mental health professionals receive thorough training on how best to assess common sleep complaints. So wrote John W. Winkelman, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Sleep Disorders Clinical Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, in anarticle inJAMA Psychiatry.“Sleep is a powerful biological drive but, paradoxically, is easily perturbed by a variety of processes. Psychiatric illnesses are one such influence, and … many psychi...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: anticonvulsants antidepressants cbt-i cognitive-behavioral therapy hypnotics JAMA Psychiatry John W. Winkelman melatonin agonists orexin antagonists psychiatric illness sleep sleep problems Source Type: research
This study examines the interaction of multiple comorbidities, including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and hernia characteristics with outcomes after OVHR.MethodsPatients with anxiety were identified in an existing, prospectively collected, data set of OVHR with preoperative work-up including CT scans (2007 –2018). A patient with a diagnosis or prescription for anxiolytics, anti-depressants, or narcotics was considered to have anxiety, depression, or chronic pain, respectively. Hernia characteristics were analyzed using 3D volumetric software. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to as sess for th...
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
We present the case of a 59-year-old woman with third-grade obesity and severe comorbidities including osteoporosis, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, night eating following bariatric biliary-intestinal bypass surgery, severe fibromyalgia, poly-arthrosis, lumbar disc herniation in L5S1, sleep disorders and sleep apnea syndrome, and emotional disorders with anxiety and depression, who suffered from chronic pain unresponsive to a combination of multiple analgesics. After a period of metabolic and nutritional rehabilitation, analgesic treatment with tapentadol prolonged release (PR) was started and gradually incr...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
The largest risks that come with using opioids are addiction and overdose. An overdose occurs when the body has received too much of a substance or a combination of substances. An opioid overdose can be fatal, which makes it important for all individuals to know the signs of one and what to do if it happens. What Happens During an Opioid Overdose? Opioid overdose can occur at any time, even if the opioids are being used as directed and as prescribed. Doctors can accidentally over-prescribe medications or the body can have a reaction that wasn’t expected. Opioids are a depressant, meaning they slow down the central n...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Heroin Painkiller Substance Abuse drug overdose heroin addiction heroin users opiates opioid opioids prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction prescription medication Source Type: blogs
Abstract PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of tongue-retaining device (TRD) versus continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). STUDY DESIGN: Randomized crossover study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty-six patients with a mean age of 52.7 ± 10.6 years were enrolled. Inclusion criteria were age ≥ 18 years, apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 5 events/h, and minimum oxygen saturation (SO2) ≥ 70% from polysomnography (PSG). Exclusion criteria were severe periodontal disease, unstable cardiopulmonary or neurologic...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
Background: Over the last years, the use of chronic noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has increased. However, compliance rates with this therapy vary and factors influencing compliance still remain unclear.Aim: The aim of is this study was to investigate which factors influence compliance to NIV.Method: Data was retrospectively collected from adults initiated on chronic NIV (Jan ‘15 - May ‘17). Compliance rates were collected within 5-10 months after initiating on NIV. The influence of demographic characteristics, diagnosis, comorbidities and therapy-related factors on compliance (≥5 hours/day or
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Noninvasive ventilatory support Source Type: research
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