What Has the Team at Holsinger & Higgins Been Up To?
Has it been awhile since your last visit with us? If so, you may not be aware that we accept and treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. OSA is a disorder that involves episodes of interrupted breathing that occur multiple times during a night’s rest. Read on to learn the symptoms of sleep apnea and what our team is doing to help recognize the disorder in our patients.
Symptoms and Risks of OSA
- Mood swings
- Sore throats
- Memory issues
- Increased risk of heart attack and stroke
- Increased risk of premature death
- Increased risk of dying in sleep
Our Team and Continuing Education in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
The doctors at Holsinger & Higgins, as well as the clinical team members involved in your care, are devoted to continuing education to improve their knowledge and skills in dental care. Team members recently completed an eight-hour course that added more to their earlier training in OSA.
Sleep Group Solutions (SGS) Boot Camp
The boot camp was provided in association with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and provided continuing learning to dental team members involved in Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM) screening and treatment. Team members received training in specific roles in screening and treatment and oral appliance therapy. Emphasis on patient care and team coordination, among other topics, completed educational requirements necessary to achieve Dental Sleep Coordinator Specialist certification.
What Is the Benefit to You?
Team members spend a lot of time with each of our patients on a regular basis, which provides them with a unique opportunity to observe and recognize symptoms of OSA. Team members can also assist you with your overall oral care and health.
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the symptoms of OSA, it would be wise to schedule a consultation with us. Treatment can help you to enjoy an uninterrupted night of sleep and can reduce the risks associated with the disorder. Please call the office to set up your consultation. We look forward to seeing you!
Dr. Holsinger and Dr. Higgins