019: Guess Who Brought the POD to the Podcast?
Dr. Scott Simonetti dishes about the critical importance of increasing disordered breathing awareness among dentists, physicians, and patients. Patients aren’t going to bust down the door asking for an appliance. Hear what dental sleep medicine signs and symptoms he’s identifying and why 75% of patients that receive the patented, FDA-cleared POD appliance are women. Headaches, fatigue, clenching, difficulty staying asleep – ever heard a patient mention these issues only to dismiss them with excuses like, “well, I have young kids” or “I’m working a lot right now”? What do you do about it? Dr. Simonetti shares the importance of recognizing TMD – improper condylar translation, deviated opening, midline misalignment, headaches, and more. But then what? And what does any of this have to do with sleep dentistry? More importantly, what do you do about it? Listen and find out. Also, some listeners may be stunned to hear about his treatment protocol as it relates to sleep tests. Lastly, you will NOT believe what Dr. S does while his kids are asleep and his wife is watching TV. The ZZZ PACK podcast can help your ears find your happy spot. And the POD can help patients’ mandibles find their happy spots. This ain’t your grandpa’s sleep appliance or your grandma’s podcast. Check out more on Dental Sleep Practice