As a dentist it might be difficult to stand out among your competition. With dental offices popping up in your community, how do you stay ahead of the rest? It’s simple and we’ve mentioned it before: offer Dental Sleep Medicine in your practice. By offering Dental Sleep Medicine and remaining up-to-date with important information you can stay ahead of the curve and stand out among other dentists in your community. Let’s take a look at how you can accomplish this.
Attend Lectures and Courses
One of the main and most important ways you can begin to integrate dental sleep medicine into your practice is through continuing education. By attending lectures and courses, you can gain a better understanding of dental sleep medicine, how to incorporate it into your practice and the best ways to inform your patients. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to the services you offer your patients. And, the best part is your entire staff can attend courses together for a well-rounded dental team. Dr. Mayoor Patel and Nierman Practice Management currently offer an array of lectures throughout 2015 to help you better understand dental sleep medicine and how to incorporate it into your practice.
Create a Working Relationship with a Sleep MD
Once you have completed continuing education for you and your team, you will want to introduce yourself to your local sleep MD. By creating a working relationship, you are opening up the doorway to new patients and a collaborative effort between both parties. In order to provide oral appliance therapy for the treatment of sleep apnea, your patient will need a referral and a proper diagnosis. This is where a Sleep MD comes into the picture. Through your working relationship, you can send patients to this doctor for diagnosis, just as this doctor may send patients to you for oral appliance therapy. Keep the door open for collaborative efforts between your office and other doctors that can help in the treatment of sleep apnea for your patients.
Stay ahead of the curve by offering Dental Sleep Medicine in your office—your patients will thank you. Contact Dr. Mayoor Patel for more information on how to provide these improved services and to sign up for upcoming lectures.