Dental Sleep Medicine is NOW

Couple in bed while the woman is trying to sleepIn this difficult economy, standing out among other dentists is a must. And right now dental sleep medicine is in! By being able to offer dental sleep medicine in your practice, you will be the real winner. Dental sleep medicine allows you to share with patients and potential patients that your office has a new unique and essential service to offer. Once you offer dental sleep medicine services, it is your job to inform your community of your new services.

Create a Buzz

Not many people are aware that dental sleep medicine exists or how a dentist can help in the treatment of sleep apnea. It is your job to create a buzz about it. When asked about sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment, how comfortable are you with the answers? There are currently more than 50 million people who suffer from sleep apnea, meaning there is a greater need for public awareness of this potentially deadly condition. As a dentist offering services in dental sleep medicine, it is important for you to educate your patients on sleep apnea and how important treatment is. Think about strokes, heart attacks and diabetes—your patients can benefit from knowing the risk associated with untreated sleep apnea. The more buzz you create, the more your patients will make treatment a priority.

Educate Your Staff

As a dentist it is vital that you understand and are comfortable in dental sleep apnea, but it is also important for your staff as well. Once you have received the necessary education, teach your staff about their roles and suggest they completed educational classes, too. The more you and your dental team know about dental sleep medicine, the better prepared you will be to provide your patients with proper treatment. And with education comes knowledge and trust. Once a patient likes, trusts, and believes in you and your team, you have created a patient for life.

Contact Dr. Mayoor Patel to learn more about Dental Sleep Medicine, and where to complete continuing education.

Online Mentoring for Improved Understanding of Dental Sleep Medicine

Business AnalyticsThere are many continuing education classes available to learn more about dental sleep medicine, but not all classes are created equal. To further improve your understanding and ability to providing dental sleep medicine services at your dental practice, Dr. Mayoor Patel is pleased to offer an online mentoring program.

As a child you learned from your teachers. So, why not learn from other business owners to further your practice? With a remote mentoring program the typical length is about three months at a time. In order to succeed within the dental sleep medicine field, you will need a guide. This is why your sleep coach will be available each step of the way. Let’s take a look at how this program works:

The Sleep Coach

Your sleep coach is available to help you each step of the way, and they will be available to guide you and your staff during the process of implementing dental sleep medicine within your dental practice. In order to move forward with your career, it is best to utilize your sleep coach as often as needed. You will be provided appropriate guidance in how to develop and maintain your dental sleep medicine practice. If you find you are experiencing a problem and don’t know how to solve it, talk to your sleep coach—that is what they are there for.

Weekly Phone Calls

Another important aspect of the mentoring program is the availability of weekly phone calls. You may not think these phone calls are important, but they are vital to the success of your dental practice. Utilize this time to speak with your sleep coach and ask any questions you might have. It even gives you an opportunity to talk with your sleep coach about office staff issues that might be related to their needs and other areas that need attention in order to succeed within your office. Remember, your sleep coach is your go-to expert in dental sleep medicine and will be available every step of the way.

In conjunction with Nierman Practice Management, Dr. Mayoor Patel hopes that you will take advantage of this unique opportunity to further advance your dental practice in the field of dental sleep medicine. Call 1-800-879-6468 to speak to a Nierman Education & Training Consultant for more information on this remote mentoring program.

A Dentist’s Role in Craniofacial Pain & TMD Treatment

We have touched base on sleep apnea and your role as a dentist, but what about craniofacial pain and TMD treatment? As a dentist you hold an important role in both areas. Jaw pain is not just stress, it can be a more problematic than just that. When a patient experiences pain in the jaw and muscles of the face and neck, it might be TMD. If that is the case, as a dentist what is your role?TMJ


As a dentist it is your duty to identify problems with your patients. If your patient visits your office complaining of jaw pain, face pain or neck pain, it doesn’t just mean they are suffering from stress—it can be a lot more than that. Identifying the sources of the craniofacial or temporomandibular joint pain is important in providing a treatment solution for pain relief. By understanding the source of pain and if it is dental related, you can offer an appropriate solution to eliminate or lessen the discomfort.


Often times, oral appliance therapy is just what your patient might need. Treatments will be tailored to each patient’s individual symptoms and contributing factors. It may be difficult to resolve and treatment focuses on management of the symptoms and restoring function. Simple treatment to relieve the discomfort and restore proper functioning is often all that is needed. Typically, a conservative treatment, such as oral appliance therapy, is recommended because it causes no permanent changes in the structure.

Contact Dr. Mayoor Patel for more information on craniofacial pain and TMD for a better understanding of how to properly care for your patients.

How to Use Dr. Patel’s Educational Sleep Apnea Book

Dr. Mayoor Patel recently has his book, “Freedom from CPAP: Sleep Apnea Hurts, the Cure Doesn’t Have To,” published with the help of Dr. Dillard. If you have picked up this educational book on sleep apnea, or even multiple copies, now what? It’s simple. With the availability of Dr. Patel’s educational book on sleep apnea, you can help your patients get the care they need through better understanding. Let’s take a look at a couple ways you can use Dr. Patel’s educational book on sleep apnea to help your patients and staff.


Explain Sleep Apnea

One of the main purposes of this sleep apnea book is to get your patients “in the know” with sleep apnea and what it is. By understanding sleep apnea, your patients can take proactive steps toward better health. Whether you sell this book to your patient, or give it to them, allow your patient to read this book for further knowledge of sleep apnea and treatment options available. The goal of this book is to educate patients on what is sleep apnea and treatment options other than CPAP that are currently available for comfortable care.

Inform Your Staff

“Freedom from CPAP: Sleep Apnea Hurts, the Cure Doesn’t Have To,” can also be a beneficial tool for your office. Supply this book for your team, or have them purchase the book to improve their knowledge and understanding of sleep apnea. While it is important for patients to understand this condition, it is even more important for your dental office to know sleep apnea, what it is and how to treat it. Knowledgeable staff members go a long way in helping with diagnosis and treatment of your patients.

Take charge of your office and your patients’ health by providing, “Freedom from CPAP: Sleep Apnea Hurts, the Cure Doesn’t Have To.” The more your patients and staff know, the better they are equipped to take the next steps in sleep apnea recognition and treatment. To purchase, “Freedom from CPAP: Sleep Apnea Hurts, the Cure Doesn’t Have To,” please visit: